Upcoming Events


  • June 27, 2017 - Canadian Voyageur Brigade in Whitecourt, AB.  Meet entomologist Robert Holmberg at a booth from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Rotary Park on behalf of the Athabasca Watershed Council and Science Outreach - Athabasca. 
  • July 15, 2017 - Athabasca Butterfly Count with Robert Holmberg and Wayne Brehaut from 12:30 PM to 4 PM or whenever you need to leave at Muskeg Creek Chalet.  Bring your own water and a snack.  Dress for the weather!
  • July 19 & 20, 2017 - Lego Robotics Camp with Athabasca Regional Multiplex Summer Programs from 10 AM to 3 PM.  To register and a direct link to the brochure click here.  Help from many volunteers for Science Outreach - Athabasca and Athabasca University!
  • July 29, 2017 - Mushroom Hunt at Narrow Lake with Dr. Roland Treu.  Meet at 11 AM 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. Families with kids are encouraged to attend.  Be prepared for adverse weather.
  • October 5, 2017 - Vampires of the North with Robert Holmberg from 7 PM to 8 PM in Edmonton at Kings University.  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.

  • 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 - June 21, 2017

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