Chemistry of Water in the Lab of Shakhashiri
Presented by Clean Lakes Alliance and the Wisconsin Union
Mornings on Mendota is a FREE, family-friendly event at the Memorial Union in Madison! Explore the Lake Mendota ecosystem and learn how to be good lake stewards with Clean Lakes Alliance and Dr. Shakhashiri of "Science is Fun."
NOTE: Boat seating is limited. Use this page to sign up for free a pontoon or sailboat ride and reserve your seat! Attendees may only participate in one type of boat ride (pontoon, sailboat, or paddling) as each of the rides will be happening at the same time.
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Watch Dr. Shakhashiri as he explores the chemistry of water in a short presentation
11 a.m. - Noon
Take a FREE pontoon or sailboat ride on Lake Mendota (registration required)
Experiment with the effects of salt and water color paint to achieve the "sparkle" effect
Explore Dr. Shakhasiri's interactive stations
Pontoon Boat Ride
There will be two pontoon boats to give tours at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Boats will take pre-registered people out on a first come basis, so no need to register for a specific time. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!
There will be one sailboat ride from 11 a.m. to noon. Boats will take pre-registered people on the ride. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!
There will be two paddling sessions to give tours at 11 and 11:30 a.m. The boats will be taking pre-registered people out on a first come basis, so no need to register for a specific time. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!
NOTE: Children under age 5 cannot participate and children ages 5-8 must be in the same craft as the parent.
About Dr. Shakhashiri
Dr. Shakhashiri is the master of chemical demonstrations, as well as a professor of chemistry, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! His presentations help to teach about conductivity, surface tension, floating and sinking, and much more in a fun and engaging way, suitable for all ages. Click here to learn more about Dr. Shakhashiri.
The event is held at the Memorial Union Terrace. Come at 10:30 for a presentation from Dr. Shakhashiri and stay untill noon to enjoy pontoon and sailboat rides, art projects, and interactive stations.
Mornings on Mendota
Mornings on Mendota is a fun new event series located at the Memorial Union in Madison! Join us for three Saturdays filled with watershed education programs and hands-on activities for adults and children of all ages. Explore the Lake Mendota ecosystem and learn how to be good lake stewards.
This event is presented by Clean Lakes Alliance and the Wisconsin Union, in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Does this event cost money?
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Do I have to register?
Registration is not required for Mornings on Mendota but it IS required for the free pontoon and sail boat rides. You can register on this page!