Wisconsin Rapids area hosts Science by the River
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WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Get outdoors for a day of discovery. Join in the fun and bring the whole family to Science by the River on Saturday, Oct. 15 in downtown Wisconsin Rapids. Science by the River celebrates curiosity and inspires young people and families to engage with science and technology in their community. This official Wisconsin Science Festival event features an educational walking trail along the Wisconsin River and a Tap Talk series at B’s Tap House. The event is free and open to all.
Visitors can start their trek at either Ben Hansen Park or Veterans’ Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids. Educational booths and hands-on demonstration stations can be found along the Wisconsin River from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The approximate trail distance is two miles one way. Travel by car and park near each station, ride a bike (free rentals available through Wood County River Riders Bike Share Program), or walk along the scenic river route.
River Riders Bike share program bikes will be available free of charge during the event. To rent a bike, open or download the Koloni app from your smartphone’s app store and log in or create an account. Scan the QR code on the back of the bike and apply the promo code “BEESLY” to receive a free ride. There will be directions posted at the station for more information.
Following the interpretive stations, visitors can rest their legs, grab a refreshment, and join in for two engaging and informative Tap Talks at B’s Tap House in Wisconsin Rapids. Talks will be at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Demonstration station details and Tap Talk topics will be made available soon. Stay tuned to the @ScienceByTheRiver Facebook page for details. Science by the River is facilitated by Extension Wood County in partnership with the Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wood County River Riders Bike Share Program, and B’s Tap House.
More information can be found on Facebook at Science by the River-Wisconsin Rapids Science Festival and at the Wisconsin Science Festival website. Contact Kayla Rombalski, Extension Wood County, with questions at 715-344-8526 or [email protected].