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From Cows To Wows! College Of Ag & Live Sciences Open House August 19 In Madison

From glow-in-the-dark bacteria to televised tours of a live cow’s stomach, hot-rod tractors to virtual forests, you’ll find a variety of scientific show-and-tells at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Open House, Saturday, August 19 beginning at 10 a.m.

All parking is free. The CALS events are part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Open House, August 18-20.

A White Summer in the Garden
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Allen Centennial Gardens
Visit Allen Centennial Gardens and see the white blooms of the summer annuals.

We All Scream for Ice Cream
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Babcock Hall Dairy Store
Visit the famous Babcock Dairy Store and purchase your favorite ice cream.

Graft in the Greenhouse!
10 a.m.-2 p.m. D.C. Smith Greenhouse
See and learn how scientists graft one plant to another.

From Moo to You!
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dairy Cattle Center
Visit the milking parlor to see where milk comes from.

Go Buggy in the Science House
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Science House
Learn about butterflies, beetles and bipeds (humans) with the Creepy Crawly Zoo.

Animals Help People!
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
See cattle, pigs and chickens and learn how they help people.

Are Weeds Making You Crabbier Than Crab Grass?
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Visit the Weed Doctor and learn how to outsmart your smart weeds.

Bacteria Are Our Friends!
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
See colorful, friendly bacteria. Learn how they help kill insects and make them glow in the dark.

Eating: An Agricultural Act
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn how the foods you choose influence the agriculture that surrounds your community.

Explore the Wisconsin Landscape
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Tour Wisconsin”s native plant communities and identify plants found in them.

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Can the air in your home make you sick? What”s in your drinking water? Test your knowledge about these and other topics.

Highlights in Nutritional Sciences
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn about the research, instruction and extension programs in the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

Horticulture Road Show
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Bring your plant to the Plant Doctor, who will help diagnose its problems.

Inside a Cow”s Stomach
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Explore the inside of a cow”s stomach with the aid of a small camera and a patient cow.

Let Nutriceuticals Help You
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn which fruits and vegetables contain the most antioxidants.

Living and Learning Around the World
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
See, hear and touch culture through music and learn about study-abroad opportunities.

Making Sense Out of Science
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Meet public-radio broadcasters Larry Meiller and Patty Loew and hear how they communicate science.

Mapping Wisconsin
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
See population and land-use trends on large maps.

Photo Opportunity: Experimental Tractor
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Climb on a one-quarter-scale tractor designed by agricultural engineering students and have your photo taken.

Quantum Leap Into a Virtual Forest
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Time travel with 3-D visualization and watch up to 250 years of compressed time unfold in front of your eyes.

SOS for Soil
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Feel and learn about different kinds of soil, even artificial soil.

Sheep Got Milk, Too
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn about how farmers are milking sheep to produce tasty specialty cheeses.

Space-Age Tractor and Wagon Tour
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Hop aboard a bleacher wagon and enjoy a guided tour.

The Stretch in Our Cheese
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
See the new mozzarella developed by the Department of Food Science, and learn why stretchy cheese is so good for pizza makers and pizza lovers.

Turf Wars
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn how to fight disease in your lawn and win.

We”re Not Just Talking Hay
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn about all the uses of alfalfa, which can include making animal vaccines, paper, plastic and even electricity.

What”s Happening to My Land?
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn what people in other countries go through to own land and how land is stolen from poor Americans.

What”s Lurking in Your Lunch Box?
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn how to care for lunch-box foods and avoid food poisoning.

Where Are You Swimming in the Gene Pool?
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn about genetics from fruit flies and worms, and see how genes relate to you.

You”ve Bought the Farm
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Play this game of chance. Win and enter your name in a drawing for a gallon of ice cream.

Co-ops Make a Difference
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stock Pavilion
Learn how co-ops improve the lives of rural and urban citizens.

Horticulture Field Day
Noon-5 p.m. Ag Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road
Visit the west Madison research station to taste and evaluate sweet corn and see new roses and grasses.