Secret Science of Sports

Several hundred children and families explored the science behind their favorite sports alongside UW student-athletes from Badgers Give Back at the Feb. 8 Saturday Science event held at The Discovery Building and sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). “Secret Science of Sports” included dozens of UW Badger athletes from across all sports. UW student-athletes helped participants explore a variety of hands-on stations, including doing quickness tests to measure speed, discovering what the life of student-athlete is like, and learning more about fitness and health. Saturday Science is held the second Saturday of each month at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison. The next Saturday Science event will be on March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event theme is Earth Day. (For information on getting your event featured in the IB Gallery, email