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‘Bill Nye the science guy’ coming to UW-Madison for free talk and Q&A on climate change, sustainability

Posted: 04/06/22

‘Bill Nye the science guy’ coming to UW-Madison for free talk and Q&A on climate change, sustainability

Science educator and television personality Bill Nye has fought for more than 30 years to raise awareness of climate change, and he’s shining a light on that global warming crisis at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as part of a free Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) Committee-hosted talk and Q&A on April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center. Guests can also attend the event virtually.

The talk, called “Let’s Talk Climate Change, a Conversation with Bill Nye,” will be followed by time for audience members to ask Nye questions. A general admission, free ticket is required for this event. All are welcome to attend, including those with no UW–Madison affiliation. Current UW–Madison students can register for free tickets to this event beginning April 11 at 10 a.m. CST, and all other patrons can begin registering for free tickets on April 13 at 10 a.m. CST. All can register for the virtual livestream beginning now. Ticket registration to attend in-person is available here, and registration to attend the virtual livestream is available here.

The WUD DLS Committee previously scheduled a talk featuring Nye for April 21, 2020, but COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the event.

Nye’s talk is part of the science advocate’s long history of helping people understand and appreciate science. From 1992-1998, Nye hosted a science education show, called “Bill Nye the Science Guy®.” He also wrote eight science-themed children’s books and multiple New York Times bestsellers as well as hosted three seasons of a science show on Netflix, called “Bill Nye Saves the World." Nye currently serves as the chief executive officer of the Planetary Society, a non-profit with a mission to empower people to advance space science and exploration.

Known by many as part of their childhood education, he’s now trying to reach the people he spoke to as children with his message that climate change is real and serious.

“The world is getting warmer because of us,” Nye said in his Netflix series.

The WUD DLS Committee brings engaging and influential people to the UW–Madison campus to encourage thought-provoking conversations. WUD includes 11 committees and six Wisconsin Hoofers clubs that program thousands of events each year.

This event is made possible, in part, with support from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Sciences at UW–Madison, and the UW–Madison Center of the Humanities.

Patrons can click here to register for a free ticket to attend the talk and Q&A featuring Nye virtually or at the Kohl Center.

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