Brains and brawn collide for a special day sure to inspire kids, families and learners of all ages.

“Badger Athletics: Building Brains Moving Bodies” will be held Saturday, February 4, at the Discovery Building from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public.

Student-athletes from some of UW–Madison’s favorite sports teams will perform experiments and talk about success both on the field and in the classroom.

They will lead participants through dozens of hands-on exploration stations, encouraging kids to test their sports skills, stay safe and nurture an active lifestyle. There will also be an opportunity to meet Bucky Badger.

The event is part of Saturday Science, an ongoing program that helps community members connect with science in a casual atmosphere. The program generally is held on the first Saturday of each month at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison. The next event on March 4 will celebrate famed naturalist Aldo Leopold.