Upcoming Events


  •  May 1 & 2, 2018 – Spider Talks for Athabasca Playschool with Dr. Robert Holmberg at Whispering Hills Primary School.
  •  May 1 to October 26, 2018 – Tree-scapes Photography Exhibit with Dr. Robert Holmberg at Athabasca University. Photographs will be on display at Athabasca University in between the Library and Science Lab.  Contact 780-675-6596 or robert@athabascau.ca for more details.
  • June, 2018 (Date to be announced and watch for more details)  - 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 28... Contact Linda at sc-outreach.coord@athabascau.ca.  Meet at 10:30 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.
  • August 10, 2018 - Mushroom Hunt at Narrow Lake with Dr. Roland Treu.This is a great opportunity to learn about local fungi and mushroom identification from our resident Mycologist!  Meet in the Mess Hall at 1 PM 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.  This event is in cooperation with the Long and Narrow Lake Stewardship Society (LNLSS) at Camp Wright, Narrow Lake.
  • August 10, 11 & 12, 2018 - Night Sky Adventures in Photography   For more information, fees, how to apply and to how to register contact  The Rotary Club of Athabasca.  The Rotary Club of Athabasca, together with Athabasca University and Science Outreach-Athabasca, are excited to offer a redesigned Adventures in Photography program in 2018.  The redesigned program includes: more nature and smart phone photography, in addition to night sky photography, a summer schedule during the Perseids meteor shower, the most popular meteor shower of the year, and will also benefit from optimum light conditions with the new moon on August 11.  Registration is limited to 12 people, so register early! Deadline to submit applications is June 15, 2018.
  • September 26, 2018 - The Role of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease with Dr. Shauna Zenteno, Associate Professor, Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Free event! Door prizes!
  • October 24, 2018 - Water for Wetlands and Streams: Introducing the Stony Mountain Headwater Catchment Observatory with Scott Ketcheson, Associate Professor/Canadian Research Council in Environmental Sustainability at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Free 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 - April 18, 2018

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