April 6, 2021

April 06, 2021 5:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update

April 6, 2021

CURRICULUM

If you're planning your Summer, Fall, or even next Winter's calendar, be sure to include PLATO course registration and semester dates. All information about Courses is posted on the COURSES page.

Click below then scroll to "2021 Courses Related Calendar" (right-hand column).

COURSES PAGE 


LECTURES & THEATER

LECTURES 

MAY 6: The Birds & the Bees: How To Get Involved in Citizen Science through Your Garden A garden can be home to birds, animals, pollinators, and many other living things.  Jessica Ross, a Research Specialist at UW-Madison will discuss how you can use the citizen science practices and principles to observe, monitor and document garden life -- for your own records and to contribute data to a project.

THEATER

New performances have been added and some are to expire April 11.  Review what's new and what's leaving on the Virtual Theater Trips page.  One of the additions is Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! from Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.  It's loosely inspired by Meghan Markle and the royal family and uses the monarchy to investigate how society's institutions of power affect Black women.  Also added: Spotlight on Plays: 7 Great Plays by 7 Great Playwrights.  This is a series of livestream readings of Broadway's best plays to benefit The Actors Fund. 

AND MORE . . .

Now that it's getting warm, cycling enthusiasts may want to go for those first Spring rides. The PLATO website offers Self-Guided Bicycling Routes Around Madison. Explore the City and surrounding area on one of 5 routes:  Around Lake Monona; the Cannonball Path/Arboretum Loop; the Southwest Commuter Path/Capital City State Trail Loop; the McFarland Loop; or the Blackhawk Path/Lake Mendota Drive/Lakeshore Nature Preserve Loop.  Each guide is broken into distinct sections with maps providing detailed instructions. Happy Cycling!

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 


WEEKLY UPDATE -- Also Available On The Web!  

NEW: These Weekly Update e-newsletters --with announcements, event schedules, and current PLATO information-- are now posted on the PLATO website

In addition to being emailed each Tuesday, you can find the latest Weekly Update in the  ABOUT  Tab's drop-down list (see the blue menu bar).


FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Each weekwe offer for your enjoyment, a featured piece from contributors to PLATO's Agora arts and ideas journal. This week we present "Contentment" --a sculpture by Donald Tubesing.

AGORA FEATURE 


SOCIAL GATHERINGS

The next PLATO Virtual Breakfast will be Friday, April 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Meet new friends and connect with other PLATO members.  Click below for more information and the link to join the online gathering. 

MORE INFO 


SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS
Suggested readings, films, activities, and podcasts.

Select from a range of topics and formats for your Spring-time reading, viewing, or listening, curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee. April highlights include several new broadcast and online video offerings from PBS Wisconsin.

SOCIAL JUSTICE LISTINGS 

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PLATO Office Operations
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
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Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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