BioTrek is the science outreach program of the University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center and of UW-Extension.

 We offer field trips, workshops and tours for:

  • Teachers
  • Students of any age
  • 4-H and other Cooperative Extension groups
  • Community Clubs
  • Afterschool Groups
  • Any Interested Group 


BioTrek's mission is "Sharing Science With Wisconsin."

BioTrek's goal is to cultivate science savvy: To transform how people view and do science, and to enable people to use science better in making personal choices, in forming public policies, and in making decisions in the face of uncertainty.

BioTrek's approach has a strong focus on the nature of science and on epistemology, the branch of philosophy that asks "what is knowable and what is not knowable?" BioTrek encourages learners of all ages to consider "What is science? How is science different from other ways of knowing?"

Tailor your BioTrek workshop or tour by choosing from our Menu of BioTrek Workshops.


Connecting you to the Science Outreach Resources of UW-Madison.

"Making the Campus Your Destination for Exploration!"

A free public science presentation every Wednesday Night, 50 Times a Year, 7 PM at the Genetics/Biotech Center, 425 Henry Mall.