Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the SECOND Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – logs are due next Thursday (January 23rd).
1) Global Health Seminar Series: Global Health and Planetary Thresholds
Executive Director of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Dr. Gary Tabor addresses how global health in the 21st century requires new attention to changes occurring to the earth’s ecosystems, climate, and natural resources – and without a reorientation to include these issues, conventional global health interventions will be undermined by substantial shifts in these life supporting systems at the planetary scale.
When: Thursday, January 16th @ 5pm
2) Arboretum Night Walk: First Bear Moon
Join this free naturalist-led hike. This moon is named for the birth of bear cubs in winter dens – a reminder that life continues in the dead of winter. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center; be ready for snowy trails.
When: Saturday, January 18th @ 6:30 pm
3) Pinterest Party: Dream Board Workshop
We’re excited to get the new year off to a great start by dreaming big for 2014! Roll up your sleeves and transform your dreams into your very own Dream Board – a creative collage of colors, ideas, and inspiration that will remind you of your goals all year long. We’ll provide the supplies – you bring your creativity! Go here to sign up!
When: Sunday, January 19th @ 12pm
Location: Dream Bank Building (1 N. Pinckney)
4) Arboretum Walk: Winter Water
Join this free naturalist-led hike. In the winter, springs provide water for wildlife, while inhabitants of frozen ponds have made special adaptations to stay alive. Learn what happens in and around ponds, wetlands and springs this time of year. Wear boots — trails may be snowy.
When: Sunday, January 19th @ 1pm
5)29th Annual Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The event begins with a freedom songs “sing-in” at 5p, followed by a formal observance at 6p with keynote speaker Ambassador Andrew Young, a civil rights activist, politician, diplomat and pastor who was one of MLK’s most trusted colleagues and friends. This is a very special opportunity to listen to one of America’s most important civil rights leaders speak.
When: Monday, January 20th @ 5pm
Location: Overture Center for the Arts
6) Madison Toastmasters Presents: I Have a Dream
New Years Resolutions are often made, but few are kept. MLK, as a community leader and activist, provides inspiration to reflect on your dreams. Join Madison Toastmasters for inspirational mini speeches, networking and to learn more about joining the Toastmasters club. Free and open to the public.
When: Wednesday, January 22nd @ 6pm
Location: Dream Bank Building (1 N Pinckney)
7) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
Chasing the Ghost Particle from the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe
In this 30-minute show, stunning views of the most extreme places in our universe, the galaxies around us, and the Earth and the Sun are the prelude to a thrilling journey inside the detector, looking for traces of neutrinos from when they collide with atoms in the ice. From one of the most remote locations on Earth to the unexplored regions of the cosmos, Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe will take you on a journey you will never forget.
When: Wednesday, January 22 @ 7pm
8) C4 Public Lecture: The Life and Death of a Drop
The Center for Complexity and Collective Computation (C4) at WID presents the John von Neumann Public Lecture Series in Complexity and Computation, featuring Sidney Nagel, the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor from the department of physics at the University of Chicago. Nagel will lead a talk titled, “The Life and Death of a Drop.”
When: Wednesday, January 22nd @ 7pm