Upcoming Events

  • October 11, 2017 - Biting Flies: Vampires of the North with Dr. Robert Holmberg, Professor Emeritus, Athabasca University from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Athabasca University, Governing Council Chambers.  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.  Door Prizes and refreshments available!  Free family event!
  • November 15, 2017 – The Ape in You "Two percent human: What we (don’t) share with our nonhuman primate cousins" with  Dr. Hugh Notman , Associate Dean, Learning Technologies, and Associate Professor, Biological Anthropology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.
  • January 11, 2018 – How the clean energy revolution is changing your future with David Dodge from Green Energy Futures at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.  Take a peak into our energy future with David Dodge, producer of 175 Green Energy Futures documentaries on the clean energy revolution and chair of Energy Efficiency Alberta. The pace of innovation in the clean energy sector, the building industry and with electric vehicles will dramatically affect the way we live, how we get around and how we work in the future. These changes are occurring globally faster than anyone expected. David will share what he’s learned from researching inspiring technologies, projects and entrepreneurs across Canada.
  • February 22, 2018 – Ancient Landscapes and Prehistoric Human Activity in Alberta’s Oil Sands with Brian Ronaghan, former director of Alberta’s Archaeological Survey, and Robin Woywitka, Archaeological Survey regional archaeologist and University of Alberta PhD candidate, will present the key elements of this remarkable story of ancient landscapes and human use—a story that may never have been uncovered were it not for oil sands development and provincial conservation requirements at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.
  • 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 - October 10, 2017

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