Upcoming Events

Science Outreach would like to thank our wonderful volunteers who share their time and expertise in our community!  Please watch our website for any changes!

•    November 19, 2020 – Coping with Covid 19 with Dr. Shauna Zenteno, Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University at 7 PM.   To view the recording CLICK HERE.

•    December 27, 2020 – Christmas Bird Count.  Details to be announced soon.  This will be a virtual event.
•    January 19, 2021 – Fungal Poisons:  A look at the dark side of mushrooms and fungi with Dr. Roland Treu at 7 PM.  Please join thsi virtual session:  https://zoom.us/j/93681095105?pwd=cm5jY0hiRlhWUitadHRJaUZwQ1V6dz09  Meeting ID: 936 8109 5105 Passcode: 732512

•    To Be Announced 2021 – Dr. Robert Holmberg on Crustaceans - more than lobsters, crabs and shrimps.

•    To Be Announced – LTIS SCIENCE FAIR for students from Landing Trial Intermediate School.

•    To Be Announced – Chemistry Lab Experience for grade 5 students from Landing Trial School with Carmen Allen in the Athabasca University Science Lab. This event is funded through the NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Student Ambassador Program awarded to Carmen Allen.

•   Due to recent events we have postponed our Science Outreach - Athabasca event scheduled on March 19th on Fossils: Behind the Scenes with Allan Lindoe.  We will reschedule this at a later date, hopefully when we can meet in person again.  Watch our Science Outreach - Athabasca website for details and future events  http://scienceoutreach.ab.ca/.  Thank you for your understanding at this time!

***  Are you looking for some great resources and things to do with your kids?  Here are a couple of interesting websites: https://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca/explore/experiences/science-home/

***  Check out the interesting Lecture Series from RAIC Centre for Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University.  The past lectures can be found on Athabasca University RAIC Centre for Architecture YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-Ry650i197mGh0u_kvW3A

***  These Miistakis Institute webinars have been quite interesting and informative.  Some have been on wetlands, some on urban wildlife, municipal mechanisms for conservation, etc.  The previous webinars are all posted on their website:  https://www.rockies.ca/webinars.php 

***   Alberta Invasive Species Council Previously presented webinars

*** Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise in Alberta's Sky
In case you missed the info, was a comet visible in our night sky (roughly between 11pm and 4am) near the Auriga constellation, relatively low above the horizon (see attached photo for approximate location marked with a red x). It is so bright that it is visible with the naked eye (but with binoculars, it's even better), even in the city with all the light pollution. It will still be visible until August, but its brightness will decrease over time; and it will not be back before 6,800 years. -Pictures courtesy of Frederique Pivot

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 - November 24, 2020

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