MADISON, Wis. — Local kids met with their favorite UW student athletes Saturday to learn more about sports science.
It was “Badgers Give Back” day at this month’s Saturday Science event. Bucky also made an appearance alongside football, volleyball and soccer athletes.
The students help kids explore hands-on stations focues on measuring speed, how to treat a sprain or injury and how to keep themselves healthy. The goal was to get kids to understand how the body and mind work together when they are playing sports.
“We just want to tap into the science behind it so students understand how they use their bodies every time they are playing sports,” assistant outreach coordinator Jerrod Buckner said. “It helps prevent injuries in the future, helps them understand how their bodies work and whether they need to work harder and things they need to pay attention for when they are doing any sports.”
Science Saturday is held on the second Saturday of every month at the Discovery Building. The next one is on March 14 where the theme is Earth Day.
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