ALS 500 & 600 ELL #1 (Summer 1)

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 First Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

Teaching a Crane to Fly Again: Rural Community Empowerment in South Africa’s Easter Cape

Keynote Lecture: Teaching a Crane to Fly Again: Rural Community Empowerment in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Co-Founder of Indwe Trust, a South African agroecological development NGO working with rural communities. Mpumi partners with UW’s CIAS on the LAND project in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

Date:  Thursday, May 7,  4 p.m.

Location: DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street

18th Annual Leopold Lecture – Welcome to the New Wild: Saving nature in a human dominated world

Dr. M. Sanjayan, Executive VP and Senior Scientist at Conservation International, will discuss ways wildlife and humans are coexisting in our modern world. Drawing on examples from his critically-acclaimed PBS television series EARTH A New Wild, Dr. Sanjayan will reveal the surprising ways wildlife and people can mutually benefit each other and why saving nature ultimately means saving ourselves. Reception at 2 pm prior to lecture.

Date:  Friday, May 8, 3 p.m.

Location:  Ebling Auditorium, Microbial Sciences

Ecological Restoration Work Party – Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna

Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Activities include cutting brush from remnant and restored areas, removing invasive plants, and burn unit preparation. As you work you’ll learn about the Arboretum and its plant communities. Tools and training provided. We encourage volunteers from all backgrounds and experience levels. All tools, equipment, instruction, and refreshments are provided. Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves and other seasonally appropriate clothing.

Date:  Saturday, May 9, from 9 – noon (you can go for just part of the time)

Location: Wingra Springs parking lot (Arbor Dr, off Monroe St), UW-Madison Arboretum

Green Thursdays

“Bitter Seeds,” documentary screening.  Green Tuesdays & Thursdays events offer opportunities for lively discussion and community engagement around sustainability topics. Events are free and open to the public. Free popcorn at Fitchburg’s Green Thursdays.  Documentary:  Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself because he can no longer provide for his family. This documentary takes us to a village at the center of this crisis to explore how biotechnology is changing the way farming is done and driving small-scale farmers off the land.

Date:  Thursday, May 7, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI

UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Work Day

Help care for the Preserve. Learn about native ecosystems, meet new people, get exercise, and enjoy the outdoors! Training and tools provided. Groups and minors allowed with advance notice. Dress for outdoor work. Cancelled if there is precipitation or temperatures below 10 degrees F.

Date:  Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. – noon

Location:  Meet at parking lot 129 at entrance to Picnic Point. On the 80 bus route.

All About Birds

Madison Audubon Society talk.  Join Madison Audubon Education staff at Pinney Library to learn how to use binoculars, and play a round of Bird Call BINGO. This free event is sure to be a hoot!

 

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