Upcoming events

    • January 17, 2018
    • September 05, 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Various Locations

     

    All lectures are FREE to PLATO members and their guests. 


    Registration is not required.



    The Special Events Committee has organized a series of lectures on various topics for 2018.  The following lectures are currently being organized; additional information will be posted here, as it becomes available.  


    "Patrick Marsh: A Look at its Past and Future"

    Speakers: Tony Abate of Groundswell Conservancy - Moderator

    Date: May 8, 2018

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Loc:    Sun Prairie Library, Sun Prairie, WI

    Coord: Mike Di Iorio, Bill Eisinger

    Walk: A walk around Patrick Marsh is scheduled for March 3, lead by Tony Abate of Groundswell Conservancy.  A rain date has been set for March 10, if necessary.


    "PLATO is the Most Powerful Organization in Dane County"

    Speaker: Paul Terranova, ED of Lussier Community  Education Center

    Date: May 9, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:   Oakwood Village, West, University Wood

    Coord: Tim Otis


    "Understanding Community Programs: Importance of early childhood learning opportunities."

    Speaker: Marlo Mielke, The Program Director at One  City Early Learning Center

    Date: May 23, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:   Oakwood Village, West, University Wood

    Coord: Tim Otis


    "The Science of the Beginning of Life"

    Speakers: Dr. William Eisinger, phd

    Date: September 5, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:   Oak Park Place, 618 Jupiter Drive, 53718

    Coord: Mike Di Iorio


    PAST LECTURES

    "Hurricanes, Wildfires and Climate Change ...  Cause or Effect???"

    Speaker: Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier

    Date: January 17, 2018

    Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Loc:    Oakwood Village, West, University Woods

    Coord: Carrol Schiller


    "Victorian's Secrets: The Revealing History of Women's Underwear" 

    Speaker: Leslie Bellais, Curator of Social History

    Wisconsin Historical Society 

    Date: February 14, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:    Oakwood Village, West, Art Center/Auditorium

    Coord: Aleta Murray


    "Clearing Common Misconceptions about ISLAM and Current

      Community Challenges."

    Speakers: 

    • Women's Rights - Sarah Schlosser
    • Sharia Law, Jihad & Terrorism - Sheikh Alhagie Jallow
    • Current Community Challenges - Masood Akhtar
    • Muslim World Experiences - John Vaudreuil (former U.S. Attorney of Western Wisconsin.)

    Date: March 7, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:    Oakwood Village, West, University Wood

    Coord: Mike Di Iorio


    "Well-being and Resilience in Aging"

    Speakers: 

    Lorri Houston & Dr. Stacey Schaefer, Center        for HealthyMinds 

    Date: April 17, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:    Capital Lakes Auditorium

             Coord: Eileen Rabson


    • April 27, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Global Hot Spots Series

    Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

    Topic:  “American Foreign Policy in an Age of Nationalist Sentiment”


    About the Talk

    With the rise of nationalist sentiment around the globe, what is the future of global economic and military institutions? Can American foreign policy lead a response to these pressures or will the U.S. allow these global institutions to flounder?  

    Pevehouse will discuss the future of global economic and military institutions amid the rise of nationalist sentiment, and whether American foreign policy can lead a response to these pressures.

     

    About the Speaker

    Pevehouse has been a professor at the UW since 2000. His research interests lie in the field of international relations and include international political economy, American foreign policy, and international organizations. Pevehouse’s work examines the relationship between domestic and international politics, with recently published work focusing on regional trade agreements, human-rights institutions, exchange-rate politics, and international organizations. He has earned numerous awards, including the UW Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Karl Deutsch Award, an international honor given to a scholar under the age of 40 who has made a significant contribution to the study of international relations. He coauthored the International Relations textbook and is the editor of the International Organization professional journal. Pevehouse earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and his doctorate from Ohio State University.


    Registration for the Lecture

    Registration by April 22 is strongly recommended.  Click on Registration


    Registration for the PLATO Luncheon (Noon to 1:15 pm) 

    PLATO has organized a luncheon at the Fluno Center prior to the Global Hotspots Lecture.  To find out more and to register, please click on Luncheon.

    Parking

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

    Questions? 

    Contact Jordan Langer at jordan.langer@supportuw.org or 608-308-5430.

    Global Hot Spots digs into today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.


    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization), and the UW-Madison International Division.

    Questions? Contact Kristina Zignego at 608-308-5415.




       


       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • May 03, 2018
    • Various Places and Times
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    PLATO charges a $10 fee for most walks.  We normally use a guide who is a member of the associated friends group.  PLATO then will pass this registration fee onto the friends group as a way of saying thanks.

    Tentative Walk Schedule


    1. Thu, May 3, 10 am -11:30 am: Walk of Patrick Marsh;  Rain date May 10

    2. June 19, morning: Pleasant Valley Conservancy; Rain date June 26









    What to Expect on the Walks

    In general:

    • We are looking at parks and trails within Dane County.
    • The length of the walk will be upwards of 3 + miles, depending on terraine.
    • The walks will take 2 to 3 hours and may include a suggestion for lunch.  
    • The pace is meant to be appropriate for folks of retirement age who normally are not climbing hillsides and valleys as part of their normal exercise routines.
    • The description of the walks will include information that will help you assess the likelihood that you are up to the challenges of the walk.  There will be three factors mentioned:
    1. length of walk
    2. the quality of the path
    3. the elevation changes along the path

    Highlights of the Walk

    Most of the walks we've chosen this year will follow one of two themes:

    • The walk will feature terrain that has been shaped by the recent glaciers.  This may mean that the walk includes some hillside walking
    • The walk includes areas where archeological research indicates the life of PaleoIndians - dating, perhaps, as far back as 10,000 BC.
    • We will attempt to find a leader who is well informed about some aspect of the trail and we will allow time for this story to be told. 

    Driving and Parking Instructions

    • Information about driving and parking will be sent the week of the walk.
    • I will provide a google map that allows you to enter your starting location and provides detailed instructions on how to arrive at the trailhead.
    • We will expect you to arrive at the starting point via your own transportation.
    • We encourage car-pooling and can provide information on who in your area is driving to the walk.  

    What to bring along on the walks.

      Things to bring and wear:

    • sunscreen
    • hat (perhaps an umbrella for the sun)
    • walking shoes
    • bottle of water or sports drink
    • perhaps long sleeve shirt and full length pants 

    About Ticks 

    I thought you might be interested in the following articles on how to reduce the risk of tick problems during our walks.  

    http://wisconsintrailguide.com/hiking/resources/safety-ticks.html

    http://www.thehikinglife.com/2017/03/tips-for-hiking-in-tick-country/ 

     

     


    • May 03, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Large parking lot, main entrance off Stone Quarry Road, Sun Prairie, WI
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    Registration Recommended

    Tony Abate, Conservation and Land Manager, will lead the walk around the marsh and discuss concepts affecting the life of marsh and possible marsh futures.  

    There is a $10 registration fee for this walk. PLATO will pass this fee onto the Patick Marsh Conservancy  as a way of saying thank you for their hospitality.

    Raindate: May 10

    A walk and history of Patrick Marsh

    Our walk will be lead by Tony Abate of Groundswell who will tell us about the possible futures of the marsh We will be joined by retired highway engineer, Rotarian, and Patrick Marsh Conservancy member Bill Wambach. Bill will tell us something about the history of the Marsh as we walk along.


    About Tony Abate

    Conservation Specialist
    tony@groundswellwisconsin.org

    Tony Abate, Conservation Specialist and Land Manager, will talk about the future vision for Patrick Marsh Conservancy, located on the edge of Sun Prairie, and the current efforts at managing the Conservancy located.

    Tony joined Grounswell in 2016 as our Conservation Specialist/Land Manager. While primarily working on land protection and easement monitoring, Tony will also expand community engagement at our Westport Drumlin and Patrick Marsh Preserves. Expect to see him leading work parties, field trips, and education events.


    About Patrick Marsh Wildlife Area

    Located adjacent to the City of Sun Prairie, the 145-acre Parick Marsh is surrounded by land owned and managed by the Wisconsin DNR, Dane County, and Groundswell.  The conservation and recreation values of Patrick Marsh merited its inclusion in the Wisconsin DNR's Land Legacy Report, a list of the 229 places that are critical to protect "to meet Wisconsin's future conservation and recreation needs in the next 50 years." Patrick Marsh is well-situated to meet some of those needs, being located on the door step of the city of Sun Prairie, which is home to 31,000 people.

    Groundswell is working in partnership with the Patrick Marsh Conservancy, local residents, groups including the Discovery Club at Patrick Marsh Middle School, and local governments to manage and restore wildlife habitat at Patrick Marsh and create trails that connect the protected properties at the Marsh with surrounding neighborhoods, making it an inviting place to visit.  Patrick Marsh is open to the public for hiking, nature study, and other activities.


    Walk Description:


    Driving and Parking Instructions to:

    Patrick Marsh Wildlife Area, Sun Prairie, WI

    Heading north from Madison on HWY 113/Northport Dr., 1/3 mile past HWY M, at the stoplights, turn RIGHT onto River Rd., then IMMEDIATE RIGHT 
    onto Catfish Ct. You will see a trailhead sign on your left. Park in the small off-road parking area near the sign. 

    The address for navigating is Catfish Ct, Waunakee, WI 53597.

    Restrooms:

    THere are no restrooms available at Patrick Marsh Wildlife Area.

    About our $10 fee:

    PLATO charges a $10 fee for each walk.  We normally use a guide who is a member of the associated friends group.  PLATO then will pass this registration fee onto the friends group as a way of saying thanks.


    • May 08, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, Sun Prairie, WI
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    Open to the Public

    Registration 

    Recommended


    Moderator: Tony Abate, Conservation Specialist, Groundswell



    Speakers: 

    Julie Widholm - DNR Wildlife Biologist at Patrick Marsh

    Bill Wambach - Retired DOT person and Patrick Marsh Conservancy member

    Mark Smith - Patrick Marsh Middle School teacher and Discovery Club leader

    Tony Abate - Groundswell Conservancy Conservation Specialist and Patrick Marsh Land Manager.


    Lecture Location: Sun Prairie Public Library

    Located 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

    www.sunprairiepubliclibrary.org/directions-sun-prairie-public-library

    Map and Directions


    Tony Abate will moderate the discussion:

    tony@groundswellwisconsin.org

    Tony Abate, Conservation Specialist and Land Manager, will talk about the future vision for Patrick Marsh Conservancy, located on the edge of Sun Prairie, and the current efforts at managing the Conservancy.  Tony will discuss concepts affecting the life of the marsh and possible marsh futures.

    Tony joined Grounswell in 2016 as our Conservation Specialist/Land Manager. While primarily working on land protection and easement monitoring, Tony will also expand community engagement at our Westport Drumlin and Patrick Marsh Preserves. Expect to see him leading work parties, field trips, and education events.


    About Patrick Marsh Wildlife Area

    Located adjacent to the City of Sun Prairie, the 145-acre Parick Marsh is surrounded by land owned and managed by the Wisconsin DNR, Dane County, and Groundswell.  The conservation and recreation values of Patrick Marsh merited its inclusion in the Wisconsin DNR's Land Legacy Report, a list of the 229 places that are critical to protect "to meet Wisconsin's future conservation and recreation needs in the next 50 years." Patrick Marsh is well-situated to meet some of those needs, being located on the door step of the city of Sun Prairie, which is home to 31,000 people.

    Groundswell is working in partnership with the Patrick Marsh Conservancy, local residents, groups including the Discovery Club at Patrick Marsh Middle School, and local governments to manage and restore wildlife habitat at Patrick Marsh and create trails that connect the protected properties at the Marsh with surrounding neighborhoods, making it an inviting place to visit.  Patrick Marsh is open to the public for hiking, nature study, and other activities.

    Lecture Location: Sun Prairie Public Library

    Located 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

    www.sunprairiepubliclibrary.org/directions-sun-prairie-public-library

    Directions to Sun Prairie Public Library

    A google map from your location to the school can be found here.  The address of the school is: 1350 Linnerud Drive Sun Prairie WI 53590. 

    Questions? 

    Please contact Mike Di Iorio at 608 520 4448 or mdiiorio1234@gmail.com

    • May 09, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village, West, Art Center/Auditorium

    Registration is not required.

    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and the general public. 


    Lecture:

    "PLATO is the Most Powerful Organization in Dane County"

     Speaker: Paul Terranova, Education Director of the Lussier Community Education Center


    Synopsis:  

    Too often we walk around lamenting the actions of decision-makers near and far and unaware of the power we have or unsure of how to use it. In this interactive talk Paul will demonstrate that PLATO could indeed be the most powerful organization in Dane County and challenge members to think about how we use or don’t use our power in our community.

    About the Speaker: 

    Paul Terranova has served as Executive Director of the Lussier Community Education Center (formerly the Wexford Ridge Neighborhood Center) since 2000. The Center serves low income families and provides a wide range of services designed to support and empower families.  The Center recently was awarded a $300,000 grant from Cuna Mutual Insurance Co.to support programs that maximize learning opportunities for youth.

    Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Education in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  Paul previously worked as a youth organizer with El Centro Hispano (a community-based organization in Durham, North Carolina), a refugee job developer with Lutheran Family Services, a tenant organizer with the North Carolina Low Income Housing Coalition, a public action organizer with the United Farm workers of America AFL-CIO and a volunteer support worker with children living on the streets in Cape Town, South Africa.  Paul lives in Madison with his wife Nancy and his two boys, Joseph and Benjamin


    About the Lussier Community Education Center



    Lecture Location & Parking Information:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

    • Enter at the stoplight on Mineral Point Rd.; take the left fork & go to the SECOND driveway on the right.  Look for the sign indicating parking. 
    • Press the button located next to the garage door to speak to attendant; say you are there for a PLATO Lecture.
    • Park in any available Visitor space.

    Lecture Questions? Contact Tim Otis at: e-Mail - tierneyotis@gmail.com or phone 608 233-1050.


    • May 10, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Second Harvest Food Bank, 2850 Dairy Drive, Madison

    PLATO

    Volunteer Cafe


    Learn About

    Second Harvest Food Bank






    Invitation:

    The PLATO Diversity Committee invites everyone to come learn about the wonderful work of the Second Harvest Food Bank and the many volunteer opportunities available (all with flexible scheduling.)


    About The Presentation:

    We will begin with a presentation by Kristopher Tazelaar, Communications Manager, and Pam Higham, Volunteer Services Coordinator, about the Second Harvest work to end hunger in Southwest Wisconsin.  This will be followed by a tour of the warehouse facility - about a half block down the street.  

    Afterwards we will return to the Administrative Services Building for general conversation/information sharing about volunteering. 


    About Second Harvest:

    Since 1986 Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of the 1 in 8 who are facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. We work together with hundreds of local hunger-relief charities to provide the peace-of-mind people get when they know they have enough food. We are also a member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of member food banks and the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

    Yet despite the millions of meals we’ve been able to provide as a result of our generous donors over the years, there is still a gap between the number of meals we provide and the number of meals needed.


    Parking:

    Second Harvest Food Bank located at 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison

    There is a small parking lot at each building and (free) street parking is also available



    • May 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village, West, Art Center/Auditorium

    Registration is not required.

    This lecture is FREE and OPEN to the public. 


    Lecture:

    "Importance of Early Childhood Learning and It's Influence on Success Throughout life" 



    Speakers:

    Kaleem Caire:  CEO of One City Early Learning Center

    Marlo Mielke:  Center Director:  One City Early Learning Center


    The presentation is one in a series of presentations about organizations that provide Madison.


    About One City Early Learning Center

    One City Early Learning Centers is dedicated to cultivating healthy, happy, thoughtful, and resourceful children who have the capacity and commitment to empower others and change the world, their families and communities for the better. With this in mind, our mission is to prepare young children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life, and ensure they enter grade school reading-ready. 

    We will achieve our aims through a two-generation community impact approach to cultivating healthy and successful children. We will provide affordable, accessible, and high quality preschools that partner with parents and the community to prepare young children for school success. We will work hand-in-hand with parents and the broader community to ensure our little ones have the fundamental capacity to succeed in school and life from cradle to career, and become the innovators and effective leaders we will need in the future.

    One City Early Learning Center has been approved to start a Charter School in the fall for pre-school youth.




    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

    • Enter at the stoplight on Mineral Point Rd.; take the left fork & go to the SECOND driveway on the right.  Look for the sign indicating parking. 
    • Press the button located next to the garage door to speak to attendant; say you are there for a PLATO Lecture.
    • Park in any available Visitor space.

    Lecture Questions? Contact Tim Otis at: e-Mail - tierneyotis@gmail.com or phone 608 233-1050.



    • May 29, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Rd., Madison)
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    Please join us for the

    PLATO

    ANNUAL MEETING & BUFFET LUNCH


    Keynote Presentation: Professor Charles Franklin 


    TUESDAY, MAY 29, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    LUSSIER FAMILY HERITAGE CENTER

    3101 LAKE FARM ROAD, MADISON


    When Marquette Professor Charles Franklin last spoke at our annual meeting, it was only 2016; yet it seems now we were in another universe, long ago and far away. We thought then we knew that elections matter; now we really know they do. Professor Franklin is still at work as Director of the renowned Marquette Law School Poll. Despite the iconic 2016 elections, the poll continues to be the best at tracking public opinion in Wisconsin. Do you really want to know what the volatile voters of Wisconsin are thinking today about political races and other issues of public policy? Then come and listen to Professor Charles Franklin on May 29 th. His topic will be “Elections 2018: Whither Wisconsin?


    Ø  Schedule

    11:00 am          Check‐in/pick‐up name tags

    11:15 am          Taste of Italy Buffet Lunch

    • featuring pastas (including a gluten‐free option), salad, fruit, dessert, coffee, tea, lemonade.

    12:30 pm          Annual Meeting & Keynote Speaker

    • Annual election results & introduction of 2018‐19 PLATO Board
    • PLATO Service Award presentation
    • Announcement of 2018‐19 Scholarship recipients
    • Keynote: Election 2018: Whither Wisconsin?by Professor Charles Franklin, Marquette University

    Professor Franklin is Director of the renowned Marquette Law School Poll which continues to be the best at tracking public opinion in Wisconsin. The Marquette Law Poll is a public policy initiative of Marquette University Law School.


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    Ø Pre-registration required

    • Register online now   
    • OR  use this mail‐in Form.
      • Member Fee: $12.50    
      • Non‐member/Guest Fee: $17.50

    Ø  Registration deadline is Friday, May 18

    Ø Cancellations are also due May 18. 

    • No refunds after this date. 
    • Leave a message at the PLATO office: (608) 262‐5823 if you need to cancel.


    Ø  Driving Directions

    The PLATO Annual Meeting & Lunch will be held at:

    The Lussier Family Heritage Center

    located in Lake Farm County Park

    3101 Lake Farm Rd., Madison, WI  53711


    The Lussier Family Heritage Center Web Address:
    https://lussierheritagecenter.com/
                        

    The Center features convenient, free parking & ADA accessible facilities.



    • September 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oak Park Place, 618 Jupiter Drive, Madison, WI 53718


    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and the general public. 

    Registration is not required.


    “The Science of the Origin of Life”.

    by Dr. William Eisinger



    Lecture:  “The Science of the Origin of Life”.

    Nearly four billion years ago the first forms of life began to appear on the earth. Did life

    emerge spontaneously from the primordial soup found in puddles on the cooling earth

    surface? Did life arise somewhere else in the Universe and come to the earth via

    meteors?

    For more than fifty years scientists have tried to recreate the conditions of the early earth

    in their laboratories and found that the basic building blocks of life can be formed

    through random interactions of simple compounds likely found on the early earth. This

    gives rise to the larger question – how did these simple building blocks assemble

    themselves into the complex structures required for cells to function? Although most

    scientists assume that nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) played essential roles in the

    formation of the earliest life, Dr. David Baum (UW Madison) and others believe that

    primitive forms of life might have existed without nucleic acids. Although each year

    important discoveries are made in this field, many fundamental questions about how life

    began remain unanswered.


    Speaker: Dr. William Eisinger

    Dr. William Eisinger is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Santa Clara University. While he was a graduate student he was introduced to origin of life studies by Dr. Sidney Fox a pioneer in the field and at Santa Clara University worked with Dr. H. P. Klein and other scientists from NASA Ames


    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    The lecture will be held at Oak Park Place, 718 Jupiter Dr, Madison, WI 53718-2950. 

    Map Directions: This link will allow you to type in your current address and will  provide directions to Oak Park Place.

    There is street parking in front of the building.  Additional parking can be found behind Oak Park Place.

    Questions?   Contact information: Mike Di Iorio, mdiiorio1234@gmail.com or 608 257-9164.


    • September 20, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin Street


    The PLATO Spring Open House will take place 1:30 - 3:00PM, Wednesday, September 19th.

    * Talk with Course Coordinators & discuss their Spring class offerings

    * Re-connect with PLATO colleagues

    * Chat with Committee representatives about upcoming activities and volunteer opportunities

    * Light refreshments available throughout the afternoon

    *  A Q & A session is planned to answer questions about PLATO.

    Come any time between 1:30 and 3:00. As you enter the Senior Center, pick up an information folder, then freely move from table to table on the first floor to meet and talk to the course coordinators.  Each PLATO committee will also be represented - we are always in need of new volunteers to keep PLATO activities going!

    A brief Question-and-Answer Session will be held near the end of the open house time to help prospective, new and continuing members learn more about PLATO committees, issues, and future plans.

    Refreshments hosted by the Special Events Committee and seating will be available throughout the afternoon.

 

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