April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update

April 27, 2021


CURRICULUM

COMING SOON! The Summer Course Schedule and Registration will open on Tuesday, May 11-- just 2 weeks away. All Summer courses will be online.  

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

Take a Virtual Theater Trip this week! Two great options for your viewing pleasure: 

  • From TheaterWorks:   The Sound Inside - In this intensely intimate and haunting story, a creative writing professor encounters a brilliant and mysterious student.  Mike Fischer, former theater critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says, "I can't recommend it highly enough." The Broadway production was nominated for 6 Tony Awards.
  • From the Writers Theatre:  The Last Match - When a young Russian tennis phenom and an American superstar in his prime meet at center court, it's a tough call whether the greatest drama is playing-out off the court or on. 

BIKING AROUND MADISON

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 


ELECTION FOR PLATO 2021-22 BOARD
Open Now Through May 5th 

Online voting is now available for the election of officers and 2 new At-Large PLATO Board members who will serve in the 2021-2022 membership year.  If you haven't already voted and are a PLATO member please vote today!

To NOMINEE Info & BALLOT Link 


FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Each weekwe offer for your enjoyment, a featured piece from contributors to PLATO's Agora arts and ideas journal. Refresh with this week's featured work, Foundation Cranes, a sculpture by Donald Tubesing.

AGORA FEATURE 


SOCIAL GATHERINGS

The next PLATO Virtual Breakfast will be Friday, May 7 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 a new featured book title, The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee.

SOCIAL JUSTICE LISTINGS 

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For more information about PLATO, contact:

PLATO Office Operations
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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