Past Events and Accomplishments

Science Outreach - Athabasca promotes "hands-on" community participation in the Athabasca area and beyond. We continue to organize and be involved in many successful science-orientated projects. For more information on these and upcoming Science Outreach events, contact Linda, Science Outreach Coordinator for Science Outreach - Athabasca at 675-6653.

Annual Events

Science Camps and Activities

Talks and Presentations

Often Repeated

2017

  • January 19, 2017 - Investigating Ancient Civilizations: Maya Archaeology in Belize with Meaghan Peuramäki-Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Anthropology Program, Athabasca University at Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM.
  • February 9, 2017 - Snapshots of New Orleans with Robert Holmberg a Lunch Time presentation from 12:05 PM to 12:55 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Bring your own lunch.
  • February 22, 2017 -  Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest presentation with wildlife cinematographer Andrew Manske at Landing Trail Intermediate School (school of the Wolverine) at 2 PM. http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/wolverine-ghost-of-the-northern-forest
  • February 22, 2017 -  Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest presentation with wildlife cinematographer Andrew Manske in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 PM.  Come meet the filmmaker Andrew Manske http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/wolverine-ghost-of-the-northern-forest
  • March 15, 2017 -  We are not alone: Bacteria in and on our bodies - The Human Microbiome with Treena Swanston from MacEwan University at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.
  • April 4, 2017 - The Art, History and Chemistry of Beer with AU Professor Dietmar Kennepohl at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.  To attend please register with sc-outreach.coord@athabascau.ca or sign in upon entry.
  • CANCELLED - Northern Viticulture and Climate Change Due to a medical emergency we have cancelled this presentation and will substitute "Circumpolar Bears" with Albert Karvonen.
  • April 13, 2017 - Circumpolar Bears with Albert Karvonen at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.
  • April 22, 2017 -Watching the Night Sky in Lac la Biche, AB with Ian Schofield from AUGO2 Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory II at Lakeland Dark Sky Preserve Designation Ceremony & Community Event starting at 2 PM in the Bold Centre.
  • May 4, 2017 - Spider Talks for 2 classes at Athabasca Playschool in Whispering Hills Primary School with Dr. Robert Holmberg.
  • May 10, 2017 - Athabasca River Basin: from glacier to delta presentation at Alberta Student Services Conference in Athabasca from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM with Dr. Robert Holmberg.
  • May 10, 2017 - Underwater Hawaii presentation at Alberta Student Services Conference in Athabasca from 4 PM to 5 PM with Dr. Robert Holmberg.
  • May 10, 2017 - The Chemistry of Chocolate presentation at Alberta Student Services Conference in Athabasca from 4 PM to 5 PM with AU Professor Dietmar Kennepohl.
  • May 27, 2017 -  A Nature Walk to the Secret Pond at Amisk Lake with Albert and Pirkko Karvonen.  Registration is limited. Pre-register by May 23... Contact Linda at sc-outreach.coord@athabascau.ca  Meet at 10 AM at the gate.     For directions,  see the Karvonen 2 site for the nature walk.  Bring your own water and a snack.  Dress for the weather!!  This will be about a 7 km walk.
  • June 3, 2017 -   A Nature Walk to the Along the Lakeshore at Amisk Lake ending at the Leppanen cabin with Albert and Pirkko Karvonen.  Registration is limited. Pre-register by May 30... Contact Linda contact Linda at sc-outreach.coord@athabascau.ca.  Meet at 10 AM at the gate.  For directions,  see the Karvonen 2 site for the nature walk.  Bring your own water and a snack.  Dress for the weather!  This will be about a 3 km walk.
  • June 27, 2017 - Canadian Voyageur Brigade in Whitecourt, AB.  Meet entomologist Robert Holmberg at a booth from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Rotary Park on behalf of the Athabasca Watershed Council and Science Outreach - Athabasca. 
  • July 15, 2017 - Athabasca Butterfly Count with Robert Holmberg and Wayne Brehaut from 12:30 PM to 4 PM or whenever you need to leave at Muskeg Creek Chalet  (56 Street and 49 Avenue, near Landing Trail Intermediate School in Athabasca).  Bring your own water and a snack.  Dress for the weather!
  • July 19 & 20, 2017 - Lego Robotics Camp with Athabasca Regional Multiplex Summer Programs from 10 AM to 3 PM.  To register and a direct link to the brochure click here.  Help from many volunteers for Science Outreach - Athabasca and Athabasca University!
  • July 29, 2017 - Mushroom Hunt at Narrow Lake with Dr. Roland Treu.  Meet in the Mess Hall at 11 AM at Camp Wright, Narrow Lake to hunt mushrooms. After the walk, we will have a "show and tell" to cover the basics of mushroom identification.  If you are unable to attend the walk, bring your own mushrooms at 2 PM for identification to the Mess Hall at Camp Wright. Families with kids are encouraged to attend.  Be prepared for adverse weather.  For directions to Camp Wright click here and a map.
  • July 29, 2017 - Dark Sky Preserves at 7 PM with Roland Dechesne, Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada welcomed by the Long and Narrow Lakes Stewardship Society (LNLSS) at Camp Wright, Narrow Lake. For directions to Camp Wright click here and a map. For more information contact Juanita Marois at (780) 675-1913 or juanitamarois@mcsnet.ca.
  • July 29, 2017 - What's up in the sky? at 10 PM with Roland Dechesne, Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada welcomed by the Long and Narrow Lakes Stewardship Society (LNLSS) at Camp Wright, Narrow Lake. For directions to Camp Wright click here and a map. For more information contact Juanita Marois at (780) 675-1913 or juanitamarois@mcsnet.ca.
  • August 8, 2017 - Making Photographs: Thoughts before you press the button from noon to about 1 PM in the Maple Room, next to the Science Lab at Athabasca University (1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB) with Robert Holmberg.   Bring your lunch. 
  • August 23, 2017 - Two Canadian Photographers: William Notman and Yousuf Karsh from noon to about 1 PM in the Maple Room, next to the Science Lab at Athabasca University (1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB) with Robert Holmberg.   Bring your lunch. 
  • September 16, 2017 - 1st Annual Lakeland Dark Sky Preserve Celebration with Alberta Parks will include a variety of activities including Face painting, Displays & crafts, Movie in the Park, Nightlife Geo-Cache Circuit, Traditional Aboriginal Star Stories, Astrophotography workshop, Guided stargazing & telescope viewing, and additional fun celestial activities!  Location:  Pinehurst Lake  Day Use Area  Time: 4:00 PM  Fee:  Free
  • October 5, 2017 – StarLab for Flying High at Landing Trail Intermediate School 5502 48 Ave, Athabasca, AB with Alberta Parks and Ian Schofield from Athabasca University's Geophysical Observatory from 9 AM to 3 PM.
  • October 5, 2017 - Biting Flies: Vampires of the North with Dr. Robert Holmberg, Professor Emeritus, Athabasca University at 7 PM to 8 PM at The Kings University (Room L116), 9125 50 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.  Most likely, every human that has ever lived has had some blood pilfered by a biting fly. There are five families of biting flies in Alberta: mosquitoes, horse flies, black flies, no-see-ums, and certain muscid flies. We will cover their diversity, habits, life cycles, medical and veterinary importance, and how to avoid being bitten. Preserved specimens will be available for viewing. Everyone welcome!

2016

  • January 28, 2016 - Spider Talks at Boyle School with Robert Holmberg.
  • February 18, 2016 - Filming Wolves: The Secrets of Wildlife Cinematography with Andrew Manske from Compass Media Inc. in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM. View website
  • February 19, 2016 - Filming Wolves: The Secrets of Wildlife Cinematography with Andrew Manske from Compass Media Inc. school presentation at Landing Trail Intermediate School. View website
  • February 24, 2016 - DNA Extraction at Edwin Parr Composite School with Carmen Allen.
  • March 9, 2016 - Spider Talks at Vilna School with Robert Holmberg.
  • March 9, 2016 - Unwanted Guest: bedbugs, lice and fleas school presentation at Vilna School with Robert Holmberg.
  • March 15, 2016 - A History of Lake Management in Alberta and the Lakes of Athabasca County with David Trew from the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance at Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM.
  • April 12, 2016 - Permaculture: A Lifestyle with Robin Smith Mandel at Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM. View PowerPoint show here.  To register for a tour of their facility contact rivermystranch@gmail.com
  • April 23, 2016 - Junior Forest Warden Association Conference in Sherwood Park talk on Spiders, Scorpions, Mites and Other Things Nice with Robert Holmberg.
  • April 27, 2016 - Spider Talks at Vilna School with Robert Holmberg.
  • On display from May to October 14, 2016 - Photography Exhibit at Athabasca University at Athabasca University. Feel free to view this self-directed display at Athabasca University between the Library and Science Lab.
  • May 11, 2016 -  Spider Talks at Rochester School with Robert Holmberg.
  • May 11, 2016 -  Bedbugs, Lice and Fleas Presentation at Rochester School with Robert Holmberg.
  • May 17, 2016 -  Spider Talks at Athabasca Playschool with Robert Holmberg.
  • May 18, 2016 -  Spider Talks at Athabasca Playschool with Robert Holmberg.
  • May 18, 2016 -  DNA Forensics Lab for Landing Trail grade 6 students in the AU Science Lab with Carmen Allen.
  • May 24, 2016 -  Rocks and Minerals Lab for Landing Trail grade 7 students in the AU Science Lab withwith Ken Munyikwa.
  • May 29, 2016 -  Immersing Yourself in the Forest.  A Nature Walk at Amisk Lake with Albert and Pirkko Karvonen.  Registration is limited. Pre-register by contacting Linda Lindballe at lindal@athabascau.ca.  To see the Karvonen 2 site for the nature walk
  • June 3, 2016 - Spiders and Their Kin presentations for 5 classes at Whispering Hills Primary School grade 2 students with Robert Holmberg.
  • June 8, 2016 - Solar Event with Crooked Creek at Athabasca Agriplex at 7 PM. For more information on Crooked Creek Conservancy of Athabasca
  • July 23, 2016 - Athabasca Butterfly Count with Robert Holmberg and Wayne Brehaut from 12:30 PM to 4 PM or whenever you need to leave at Muskeg Creek Chalet.
  • August 13, 2016 at 9 PM - Bat Walk with Lisa Card, Highway 2 Conservation near Rochester/ Perryvale. Weather permitting and will be decided the day of the event.  Contact Science Outreach to register by Thursday, August 11 at sc-outreach.coord@athabascau.ca with the number of people attending, names including your email and you will be contacted at 6:30 PM (the day of the event) by email if this event will go ahead that day which will be dependent on the weather . Maximum 20 people.
    Meet at Perryvale Country Store at 9 PM and car pooling will be arranged to the site.
  • August 20, 2016 at 9 PM - Bat Count with Lisa Card, Highway 2 Conservation near Amisk Lake. Weather permitting and will be decided the day of the event.  Please register by August 15 at sc-outreach.coord@athabascau.ca with the number of people attending, names including your email and you will be contacted at 6:30 PM (the day of the event) by email if this event will go ahead that day which will be dependent on the weather. Maximum 20 people.
  • September 2, 3 & 4, 2016 - Photography and Night Sky Adult workshop with Robert Holmberg and Bromley Chamberlain. This event has been CANCELLED due to low registrations. Please watch for this event in the future.
  • September 30 to October 2, 2016 - Night Sky and Photography for Rotary Youth Adventures Program   Register with Mavis Jacobs at 780-675-7118, mavisj@telus.net or Andrew Woudstra at 780-213-0064, Rotary Club of Athabasca. In cooperation with Athabasca Rotary, Athabasca University and Science Outreach - Athabasca.
  • October 13, 2016 - Unwanted Guests:  Lice, Bed Bugs and Fleas for Edmonton Nature Club Bug and Spider group at The King's University (9125 50 Street NW, Edmonton) from 7:30 PM to 9 PMin  Room L116
    with Robert Holmberg, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Athabasca University.  Free and open to all interested parties.  How do I prevent getting bed bugs when I travel? This presentation will cover the identification, prevention and control of three groups of human ecto-parasites: bed bugs, lice and various fleas.
  • October 19, 2016 - Bats Benefiting Albertans with Lisa Card, Highway 2 Conservation (H2C) at Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.  To view this presentation click here and to access the link to H2C's website
    and the link to the Alberta Community Bat program
  • October 21, 2016 - Wonderous World of Spiders with Robert Holmberg at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
  • November 17, 2016 - Bones and Stones Event - 10,000 years in Athabasca: Artifacts and archaeology in north central Alberta with Todd Kristensen, Regional Archaeologist, Historic Resources Management Branch, Alberta Culture and Tourism at Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Feel free to bring in artifacts and fossils for identification! There will be a presentation and demonstration on how stone tools were made.
  • November 21, 2016 - Spider talks with Robert Holmberg for 6 classes of grade 2 students at Whispering Hills Primary School.
  • December 27, 2016 - Christmas Bird Count with Wayne Brehaut and Harvey Scott.  Meet at the Muskeg Creek Chalet (at 56 Street and 49 Avenue, near Landing Trail Intermediate School, Athabasca) at 8:15 AM on December 27, 2016. Count from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. (Or until you need to leave!)

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2015

  • January 20, 2015 - Muskeg Creek Trail Through the Seasons with Dr. Roland Treu in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8 PM. Please click on this link for a map of the Muskeg Creek Trails.
  • February 12, 2015 - Presentation for Girl Guides/ Animal Tracking on the Muskeg Creek Trail with Dr. Roland Treu at 2 PM.
  • February 24, 2015 - Presentation on Underwater Hawaii with Dr. Robert Holmberg in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM. Refreshments generously sponsored by The Bistro.
  • April 9, 2015 - The Forest is Calling New HD DVD release with Albert and Pirkko Karvonen in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM. See media package and more information here. For a copy of this DVD contact Albert or Pirkko Karvonen at pakarvonen@gmail.com or mail $30 to Box 454 Boyle, AB T0A 0M0
  • April 21, 2015 - The Athabasca River Basin Watershed Blues with Wayne Brehaut in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:15 PM.
  • April 22, 2015 - DNA Foresensics Lab with grade 6 students from Landing Trail School run by Carmen Allen from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. View Athabasca Advocate article here.
  • April 22, 2015 - Tour of AUGO with grade 6 students from Landing Trail School run by Ian Schofield.
  • April 29, 2015 - Spider Talks at 1:30 PM with Robert Holmberg for playschool students at Whispering Hills Primary School.
  • April 30, 2015 - Spider Talks at 9:30 AM with Robert Holmberg for playschool students at Whispering Hills Primary School.
  • April 30, 2015 - Spider Talks at 1:30 PM with Robert Holmberg for playschool students at Whispering Hills Primary School.
  • May 9, 2015 - Nature Walk with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Narrow Lake with Robert Holmberg.
  • May 12, 2015 - Citizen Scientists Play an Important Role in Bird Conservation with Brenda Dale, Wildlife Biologist from Canadian Wildlife Service. Partnership with Crooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabasca in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8 PM. Click here for Citizen Science Checklist.
  • May 19, 2015 - Nature Walk with Students from Caslan School (Kindergarten to Grade 8) at Conservancy Land near Amisk Lake with Albert Karvonen.
  • May 21, 2015 - The Forest is Calling with Albert and Pirkko Karvonen at Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement Community Centre at 7 PM. See media package and more information here. For a copy of this DVD contact Albert or Pirkko Karvonen at pakarvonen@gmail.com and mail $30 to Box 454 Boyle, AB T0A 0M0.
  • May 23, 2015 - Athabasca Watershed Annual General Meeting. Contact Wayne Brehaut for more information at wbrehaut@athabascau.ca or Jim Sellers at (780) 392-1210 or email jsellers@athabascau.ca (Project Coordinator, ARBRI/ Research).
  • June 17, 2015 - Presentation on Underwater Hawaii with Dr. Robert Holmberg in the Maple Room from noon to 1:15 PM. Bring your own lunch. This is a repeat presentation similar to the one held for the public on February 24 for Science Outreach - Athabasca. This session is for the Ecology students and anyone else wishing to attend.
  • July 11, 2015 - Athabasca Butterfly Count with Robert Holmberg and Wayne Brehaut. Meet at at Muskeg Creek Chalet from 12:30 to 4 PM. A great family event! See news article here.
  • July 30, 2015 - Presentation on Survey of Arthropods with Dr. Robert Holmberg in the Maple Room from noon to 1:15 PM. This session is for the Introductory Biology students and anyone else wishing to attend.
  • July 14, 2015 - New Horizons at Pluto and Star Party with Martin Connors, Professor, Space Science and Ian Schofield, Observatory Researcher at Athabasca University in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 8 PM and AUGO. Come and learn about the New Horizons Mission to Pluto and visit the university observatory (AUGO) for hands-on observations with telescopes.
  • August 13, 20 and 27, 2015 - Mushroom Identification Sessions with Dr. Roland Treu Bring your mushrooms for identification into the Science Lab at Athabasca University.
  • September 11 to 13, 2015 - Night Sky and Photography for Rotary Youth Adventures Program Register with Mavis Jacobs at 780-675-7118, mavisj@telus.net or Andrew Woudstra at 780-213-0064, Rotary Club of Athabasca.  In cooperation with Athabasca Rotary, Athabasca University and Science Outreach - Athabasca.
  • September 13, 2015 -The Forest is Calling Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association at the Calgary Scandinavian Centre, Valhalla Room (739 - 20 Ave. NW) at 5 PM. Free Admisiion. Discussion with the Karvonens to Follow. Coffee, tea and snacks will br provided by CFCA.
  • September 26 to 28, 2015 -Night Sky and Photography for Adults Register with Robert Holmberg at 780-675-6596, robert@athabascau.ca or sc-outreach.coord@athabascau.ca
  • October 8, 2015 – Spider Talks at Boyle School with Robert Holmberg and Linda Lindballe. 4 presentations will be held for students in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3.
  • October 14, 2015 - Speaker on Native bees: a look at the natural history and ecology of Alberta’s endemic pollinators with Dr. Jessamyn Manson from U of A in cooperation with CCCSA in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM.
  • November 4, 2015 - Presentation on Capturing the Light: Adventures in Photography & the Night Skywith Robert Holmberg and Bromley Chamberlain for Athabasca Rotary at noon.
  • November 5, 2015 - Presentation on Arachnids of Albertawith Robert Holmberg for Edmonton Natural History Society (Bug & Spider group) at Kings University College from 7:30 PM to 9 PM.
  • November 7, 2015 -The Forest is Calling and Bears, Bears, Bears with the Karvonens and Boyle & District Seniors Centreat 7 PM. Discussion with the Karvonens to Follow. $5 per person or $20 per family. Contact Mary Coleman for more information marycoleman@mcsnet.ca
  • November 18, 2015 - Speaker Jana Tondu on Winter Water Quality in the Athabasca River: From Jasper to Lake Athabasca in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8:30 PM.
  • November 23, 2015 - Presentation on The Origin of ARBRI with Robert Holmberg in Edmonton for ARBRI Days.
  • November 23, 2015 - DNA Extraction with Carmen Allen at Edwin Parr Composite School.
  • November 23 & 24, 2015 - ARBRI Days in Edmonton at Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel in Edmonton from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day.
  • November 25, 2015 - DNA Extraction with Carmen Allen at Edwin Parr Composite School.
  • December 27, 2015 - Christmas Bird Count Meet at the Muskeg Creek Chalet at 8:15 AM on December 27, 2015. Count from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. (Or until you need to leave!) Free Event! Bird Feeder Counters also welcome! For more information please contact Harvey Scott at (780) 675-4158 or Wayne Brehaut at wbrehaut@mcsnet.ca

2014

  • January 17, 2014 - A Night at the Observatory for Sparks, Brownies and Girl Guides of Athabasca with Ian Schofield.
  • January 28, 2014 - Sessions for Boyle School with Albert Karvonen (Fish Hunters for grades 6 & 7 and Bears, Bears, Bears for grades 1 & 2)
  • January 29 and 30, 2014 - Sessions for Boyle School with Albert Karvonen (Petropolis Film and discussion for grades 7 to 9 students)
  • January 30, 2014 - Sessions for Boyle School with Albert Karvonen (Bears, Bears, Bears for grade 3)
  • February 27, 2014 - Invisible Domains: The world under a microscope presentation with Roland Treu in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm.
  • March 2, 2014 - 4H Public Speaking Competition Judging by Robert Holmberg
  • March 26, 2014 - Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Aquatic Environment with Lawton Shaw in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Postponed - Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) presentation with Frederique Pivot in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm.
  • April 8, 2014 - Plant, Animal and Fungi Identification for Cubs and Scouts with Robert Holmberg at Athabasca University
  • April 17, 2014 - Mosses and Muskeg Matter - More than you Might Imagine with Dr. Kelman Wieder from Villanova University in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm. View PowerPoint presentation.
  • April 25, 2014 - Mineral Identification workshop with grade 7 students from Landing Trail School at Athabasca University.
  • May 3, 2014 - Athabasca University Science and Technology Research and Educational Showcase at Telus World of Science from 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • May 9, 2014 - Obliteration by Synthetic Peptides:  A Possible Approach Against Pesky Biofilm Infections in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at NOON to 1 PM.
  • May 12, 2014 - Spider Talks for Athabasca Playschool with Robert Holmberg at Whispering Hills Primary School. Morning and afternoon sessions.
  • May 15, 2014 - Spider Talks for Tawatinaw Valley Playschool with Robert Holmberg in Rochester.
  • May 15, 2014 - Spider Talks for Rochester school with Robert Holmberg for kindergarten to grade 9 students. Morning and afternoon sessions.
  • May 20, 2014 - Spider Talks for Athabasca Playschool with Robert Holmberg at Whispering Hills Primary School. Morning and afternoon sessions.
  • May 24, 2014 - Plant, Animal and Fungi Identification nature walk and workshop for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts with Robert Holmberg at the Long Lake Junior Forest Warden Camp run at Narrow Lake.
  • June 7, 2014 - Walk on the Wild Side Nature Walk on Conservation Land at Amisk Lake with Albert Karvonen, Roland Treu and Robert Holmberg
  • June 9, 2014 - Ecuador: from rain forests to deserts in the Maple Room at Athabasca University from noon to 1 PM.
  • June 11, 2014 - The Wondrous World of Sharks and Rays in the Maple Room at Athabasca University from noon to 1 PM.
  • June 18, 2014 - Ecuador: from rain forests to deserts in the Maple Room at Athabasca University from noon to 1 PM.
  • June 19, 2014 - Athabasca River Basin: from glacier to delta in the Maple Room at Athabasca University from noon to 1 PM.
  • July 5, 2014 - Athabasca Butterfly Count at Muskeg Creek with Wayne Brehaut and Robert Holmberg from 12:30 to 4 PM.
  • August 13 & 14, 2014 - Lego Robotics Camp with Athabasca Summer Programs led by Dr. Lisa Carter from 10 AM to 2 PM.
  • August 15, 2014 - Flying Robotics Camp with Athabasca Summer Programs led by Dr. Frederique Pivot from 10 AM to 3 PM.
  • September 5 to 7, 2014 - Photography and Night Sky Adult Session (see details here) held at Athabasca University, Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory and Athabasca University GeoSpace Observatory.  To register contact Robert Holmberg at robert@athabascau.ca or 780-675-6596.
  • September 19 to 21, 2014 - Adventures in Photography and the Night Sky with Rotary Adventures Program, AUGO Obervatory and Science Outreach - Athabasca. Please contact Mavis Jacobs with Athabasca Rotary to register.
  • September 25, 2014 - COSIA Sustainability Resources Ltd (Canada's Oild Sands Innovation Alliance) Fundamentals of Environmental Monitoring FREE WORKSHOPS in Athabasca.  Click here for more information.
  • September 26, 2014 - COSIA Sustainability Resources Ltd (Canada's Oild Sands Innovation Alliance) Fundamentals of Environmental Monitoring FREE WORKSHOPS in Edmonton.  Click here for more information.
  • October 16, 2014 - COSIA Sustainability Resources Ltd (Canada's Oild Sands Innovation Alliance) Fundamentals of Environmental Monitoring FREE WORKSHOPS in Fort McMurray.  Click here for more information.
  • October 25, 2014 - Introduction to Geocaching with Colin Elliott in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers and Muskeg Creek Trails from 2 to 3:30 PM.
  • October 28, 2014 - Introduction to Geocaching with Colin Elliott at Athabasca Outreach School from 1 to 3 PM.
  • November 13, 2014 - Spider Talks for 5 classes of Grade 2 students at Whispering Hills Primary School with Dr. Robert Holmberg.
  • November 27, 2014 - Municipal Drinking Water Treatment in the Athabasca Region - Understanding the Process with Jamie Giberson in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 to 8 PM. Click here to view the PowerPoint for this presentation.
  • December 27, 2014 - 2014 Christmas Bird Count with Crooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabasca at Muskeg Creek Chalet. Contact Harvey Scott at 780-675-4158.

2013

  • January 16, 2013 - Family Film Night with the Karvonens (Featuring 2 films with retired filmmaker Albert Karvonen) in Governing Council Chambers at Athabasca University at 7 PM.
  • January 23 & 24, 2013 - Unwanted Guests: Bed Bugs, Lice and Fleas with Robert Holmberg in Governing Council Chambers at (Wed, Jan 23, 2013 from 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM, Jan 24, 2013 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
  • February 5, 2013 - Rock Testing School Labs with Landing Trail Intermediate School (LTIS) and professor Ken Munyikwa (February 9, 2013 – Astronomy Presentation for Air Cadets at Camp Wright with Martin Connors at 8 PM)
  • February 20, 2013 - Rochester School Science Fair (If you are interested in judging this event contact Howard Ruttan at Rochester School 780-698-3970)
  • February 16, 2013 - A Butterfly Atlas for Alberta Launch of A New Citizen-Science Program of the Alberta Lepidopterists’ Guild (1:30 to 4:00 PM, Room 2-36, Earth Sciences Building (Saskatchewan Dr. & 113 St.) Edmonton, AB)
  • February 21, 2013 - Family Film Night with the Karvonens (Featuring "Great Northern Forest with retired filmmaker Albert Karvonen) in the Boyle Community Centre at 7 PM. (In cooperation with the Boyle Public Library) Feel free to make a donation to the Boyle Public Library. Visit the Boyle Public Library website http://www.boylepublib.ab.ca/
  • February 23, 2013 – Astronomy Presentation for Air Cadets at Camp Wright with Martin Connors at 8 PM
  • February 26, 2013 - The Origin of the House Cat with speaker Richard Loken, Senior Systems Administrator at Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Admission is free. Richard will discuss the 10,000 year history of the domestic cat and its relationships with humans, house mice and its Wildcat relatives.
  • March 11, 2013 - School Presentations at EPC on Photography Composition and So You Would Like to be a Biologist with Robert Holmberg
  • April 24, 2013 - DVD Presentation: White Water, Black Gold - A Nation's Water in Peril in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm.
  • May 7 & 8 - Spider Talks at Athabasca Playschool
  • May 8, 2013 - Science Fair at Ecole Rudolph Hennig School in Fort Saskatchewan
  • May 15, 2013 - The Set-Up and Maintenance of Freshwater Aquariums with Crystal Scherer in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm.
  • May 30, 2013 - World of Mollusks: Snails, Clams and Squids with Robert Holmberg in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm.
  • June 13, 2013 - Observatory Tour and Night Sky Presentation with Ian Schofield in Athabasca for students from the EPC Astronomy Experience Group
  • July 13, 2013 - 2013 Athabasca Butterfly Count with Robert Holmberg, Wayne Brehaut and Jon Leggo at the Muskeg Creek Chalet from 12:30 to 4 PM.
  • August 9, 10 & 11 - Photography and Night Sky Workshop with Robert Holmberg, Martin Connors and Ian Schofield sponsored by Athabasca Rotary
  • August 20 & 21, 2013 - Lego Robotics Camp with Lisa Carter, Kinshuk and Wayne Brehaut at Athabasca Regional Multiplex. Contact the Multiplex to register at 780-675-2967. http://athabascamultiplex.ca/summer-programs
  • August 26, 2013 - Mad Science Camp with Dietmar Kennepohl at Athabasca Regional Multiplex and Athabasca University Science Lab. Contact the Multiplex to register at 780-675-2967. http://athabascamultiplex.ca/summer-programs
  • September 16, 2013 - Stand Up for Science
  • September 19, 2013 - Hunting Dinosaurs in Western Canada Presentation with Paleontologist Dr. Phillip Currie from the University of Alberta at Landing Trail Intermediate School at 1:30 PM & 2:15 PM.
  • September 19, 2013 - Dinosaurs and the Evolution of Birds Presentation with Paleontologist Dr. Phillip Currie from the University of Alberta in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Information on Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology
  • September 24, 2013 - Spider Talk at Athabasca Colony School with Robert Holmberg
  • October 3, 2013 - The Eyes Have it: A Look at Human Vision A Wellness Presentation in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers with Robert Holmberg at 12 - 1 pm.
  • November 6, 2013 - WATER: Featuring Fish Hunters: Pelicans and Cormorants and Interviews about the Tar Sands with Albert Karvonen in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 pm - 8:30 pm.
  • November 28, 2013 - Spider Talks to Thorhild school students Kindergarten to Grade 3.
  • December 6, 2013 - Photography and Composition presentation to Edwin Parr Composite school students Grade 10 and 11.
  • December 27, 2013 - Christmas Bird Count held in Athabasca and the surrounding area.

2012

  • January 12, 2012 - Geological Tests with grade 7 students from Landing Trial School and professor Ken Munyikwa at Athabasca University Teaching Lab
  • January 25, 2012 - “Wolves of the Yukon” book reading and signing with (author) Bob Hayes at Athabasca Public Library. Visit Bob's link: http://www.wolvesoftheyukon.ca/
  • January 26, 2012 - “Wolves of the Yukon” with Biologist Bob Hayes at Edwin Parr Composite School. Visit Bob's link: http://www.wolvesoftheyukon.ca/
  • January 26, 2012 - “Kill Rate by Wolves on Moose in the Yukon” with Biologist Bob Hayes at Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 PM. Visit Bob's link: http://www.wolvesoftheyukon.ca/
  • February 8, 2012 - New Observatory presentation for the Athabasca Rotary Club with Ian Schofield
  • February 15, 2012 - Rochester School Science Fair, Rochester, AB
  • March 14, 2012 - Overview of the Athabasca River Basing for ARBRI Day with Robert Holmberg
  • March 20, 2012 - Presentation for the Athabasca Garden Club on Oriental Gardens with Robert Holmberg
  • March 22, 2012 - Presentation on Pan-STARRS: Putting the Universe in a Box - A How To Guide with Conrad Holmberg
  • April 16, 2012 - Superbugs: The rise of antimicrobial resistant bacteria with Professor Shauna Recksedler-Zenteno in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 PM
  • April 18, 2012 - Playschool Talks on Spiders with Robert Holmberg in Boyle, AB
  • May 2 & 3, 2012 - Playschool Talks to 3 classes on Spiders with Robert Holmberg in Athabasca, AB
  • May 30, 2012 - Invasive Plant Species Threatening Alberta with Barry Gibbs from the Alberta Invasive Plant Council in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers at 7 PM. Check out the Alberta Invasive Plant Council website http//www.invasiveplants.ab.ca
  • June 6, 2012 - Science Outreach has been nominated for an Emerald Award in Calgary, AB. Learn more about the Emerald Awards http://emeraldfoundation.ca/
  • June, 8, 2012 - Convocation at Athabasca University. Visit our Science Outreach display.
  • June 23, 2012 - Useful Plants and Mushrooms: A Nature Walk with Robert Rogers from 1 PM to 5 PM (Tickets for sale. Contact Bev at Athabasca Health Foods at 780-675-5688 or Linda at 780-675-6653.)
  • July 14, 2012 - Athabasca Butterfly Count at Muskeg Creek Chalet.
  • August 21 & 22 - LEGO ROBOTICS CAMP to register contact the Multiplex 780-675-2967.
  • August 23 & 24 - UAV FLYING ROBOTICS CAMP to register contact the Multiplex at 780-675-2967.
  • October 3, 2012 - Stories Fish Tell Us: Tales from the Ear Bone with Dr. Heidi Swanson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta in Governing Council Chambers at Athabasca University at 7 PM.
  • October 4, 2012 - “Photography Composition at Edwin Parr Composite School” Photography Composition presentation was held with Robert Holmberg to students from Edwin Parr Composite School grades 10 to 12
  • October 9, 2012 - “Athabasca River Basin presentation Caring for our Watersheds” at Edwin Parr Composite School” Athabasca River Basin presentation "Caring for our Watersheds" with Paula Evans to grade 8 students and staff from Edwin Parr Composite School.
  • November 14, 2012 - Making Pohotgraphs: things to think about before you press the button in Governing Council Chambers at Athabasca University at noon.
  • November 22, 2012 - Photography: F8 and Be There with Jim Cochrane, retired photographer, Edmonton Journal and Canadian Military in Governing Council Chambers at Athabasca University at 7 PM.
  • November 23, 2012 - Spider Presentations to 5 classes of Grade 2's at Whispering Hills Elementary School with Robert Holmberg
  • December 14, 2012 - Arachnids of Alberta talks to 4 groups of Grade 4 students from Landing Trail Elementary School with Robert Holmberg
  • December 27, 2012 - Christmas Bird Count Meet at Muskeg Creek Chalet

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