Upcoming Events

Our Science Outreach speaker series will be on a hiatus until the fall.  Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for continuing some programs in our schools!


  • August 10, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Mushroom collecting and mushroom cooking a Science Outreach – Athabasca: Free event with mycologist Roland Treu and Chef Kathy Butler meet at the Muskeg Creek Chalet Landing Trailhead. Come and join us for a mushroom walk and cooking demonstration to educate yourself and your children about the edible mushrooms growing in our community and woodlands. Learn how to identify and avoid dangerous and poisonous mushrooms while noting which wild mushrooms are safe and edible. We will also do a cooking demonstration (only with edible mushrooms!).  We will meet at 11 AM at the chalet next to Landing Trail School for a 2-hour walk and start cooking small dishes at about 12:30. You may also bring your own mushrooms for identification. If you prefer not to walk, just wait for the mushroom hunters to return. Families with kids are encouraged to attend. Bring appropriate footwear and be prepared for adverse weather if you want to participate in the walk.
  • September 25, 2019 - Living with Artificial Intelligence: past, present and future with Dr. Stella George Assistant Professor, Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.  Over the last five or so years Artificial Intelligence (AI) has erupted in our media. Would it surprise you to know AI has been around since the advent of the computer at the end of WWII? And it has quietly been evolving ever since.  The term AI is used by the media ubiquitously but what actually is included under the umbrella term AI?  Free community event!  Door prizes! 

To Book Hour of Code school talks and demos with Wayne Brehaut school presentations for students ages 12 to 15... Contact Science Outreach if interested.

To Book DNA labs and demos with Carmen Allen... Contact Science Outreach if interested.

To Book Spider Talks with Robert Holmberg, Professor Emeritus AU and resident Entomologist at your school... Contact Science Outreach if interested.

Many of our events are held at Athabasca University in Governing Council Chambers. Please park in parking lot C. To view a map of the grounds and parking please click here.

Science Outreach Athabasca - August 9, 2019

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