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!

Join us on October 6, 2020 at 7 PM for our first talk in our VIRTUAL SPEAKER SESSION as Science Outreach –Athabasca presents…  The age of enLICHENment: what high-throughput DNA sequencing can tell us about organisms who just can't social distance with speaker Carmen Allen, MSc, PhD student, University of Alberta   Click here to Join Zoom Meeting or go to https://zoom.us/j/92248287056?pwd=ZE1ObWg3d29RVEIzYlF2MmpxUDQ5dz09
Missing the right tool for an important job?  Out of ingredients for your favourite meal?  You may get help from a friend nearby, trade milk for eggs with your neighbour, or sneak into the community garden for some tomatoes (don't get caught!).  Just like us, organisms like animals, plants, fungi, and microbes rely on other species to survive and thrive in diverse and changing environments.  In this talk, I will present the concept of symbiosis, give examples, and discuss how recent developments in DNA sequencing technologies have helped us understand these relationships.
Free community event!

***  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, there is a very pretty comet now 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
•   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!

•    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.

•    November of 2020 – Dr. Shauna Zenteno on Viruses

•    Winter of 2020/ 2021 – Dr. Roland Treu on Fungi

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

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 - September 22, 2020

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