ALS 500 & 600 ELL #5 (Spring 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 FIFTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) GO BIG READ: I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai Panel Discussion

This year’s Go Big Read book looks at the issues surrounding education of girls in Pakistan. This panel will continue that discussion by looking at how libraries and information services are helping to empower women and girls around the globe. Karla Strand, UW Gender & Women's Studies Librarian, and Araceli Alonso, Associate Professor and founder of Health by Motorbike in Kenya, will be among the panelists. Come listen and enjoy light refreshments. Free.

When: Tuesday, Feb 10 6-7:30pm

Location: Room 460 Memorial Library


2) "Road Blocks and Roses Along the Silk Road"

Public Lecture by Madeline Uraneck, International Education Specialist

The years since 1991 have brought fascinating changes to places once on the ancient Silk Road, as countries like Turkmenistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, with deep traditional and ethnic ties, have moved into a post-Soviet era, meeting challenges and stepping through doors of opportunity. Uraneck will share reflections on women’s culture, nomadic lifestyles, Islamic heritage, and Presidential elections.

When: Tuesday, February 10 from 7pm-8:45pm

Location: Madison Public Library, Room 301

3) WUD Film and the Social Cinema Series Present: "If You Build It" (2013)

Directed by Patrick Creadon and produced by Christine O?Malley and Neal Baer, IF YOU BUILD IT offers a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their own futures.
When: Wednesday, February 11 from 7pm-8:30pm
Location: The Marquee, second floor, Union South

4) Darwin Day 2015: Islands and Isolation "Tree of Life" Activity

This fun learning event features exploration stations throughout the Discovery Center where students and families engage in hands-on activities related to different aspects of evolution. As you visit each station, participants get a stamp on the corresponding branch of a Tree of Life scorecard, and completed cards are eligible to win raffle prizes!
When: Thursday, February 12
Time: 2:30pm-5:15 p.m
(you can stay for just an hour or as long as you want)
Location: Towne Center, Discovery Building

5) Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Join other volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities include removing invasive plants, planting native species, maintaining trails, collecting trash, and cleaning fire circles. Tools and gloves provided. Dress in warm layers. (Canceled in case of icy road conditions, blizzard, or temps below 0 degrees F).
When: Saturday, February 14 from  1-3 pm
Location: Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot on Lake Mendota Drive. On the 80 bus route.

6) The 32nd Annual Presentations of “The Wonders of Physics”

The UW-Madison Dept. of Physics is pleased to announce the 32nd annual presentation of “The Wonders of Physics”, featuring Prof. Clint Sprott. This year’s theme is “The Laws of Physics”. Fun and educational for people of all ages! No previous knowledge of physics is required. Free! Reserve tickets online at
When: Saturday, February 14 from 7pm - 8:15pm
  AND Sunday, February 15 from 1pm - 2:15pm
  AND Sunday, February 15 from 4pm - 5:15pm
Location Room #2103 Chamberlin Hall

7) Life in Winter: Arboretum Walk

This is a free naturalist-led hike. We will look for clues to how animals survive winter in Wisconsin.
When: Sunday, February 15 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

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