Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Inspiring Young Minds

Students that learn together, grow together.

WARF presents several programs that bring exciting and inventive scientific learning opportunities to K-12 students, educators and their families. Steeped in creativity and science, these programs are intended to intrigue young learners and encourage them to think outside the box.

In addition, WARF programs offer a wonderful hands-on opportunity for individuals to interact with UW-Madison faculty, staff and students and their research as well as community members as most programs are open to the public and held at the conveniently located Town Center in the Discovery Building. Here are some of our most popular programs.

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Field Trips

  • Held virtually and in-person at the Discovery Building and available for students in elementary, middle and high school.

Science Explorations with Discovery Connections

  • A free public series that features interactive science learning through rotating exploration stations.

Yearly Event

Wisconsin Science Festival

  • An annual statewide event series that showcases the wonders of scientific innovation and the arts through interactive exhibits with leading researchers and creative thinkers.