Upcoming Events

Science Outreach speaker series will resume this fall.  Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for continuing some programs in our community!

  • Thanks to Dr. Roland Treu for another successful Mushroom event on August 10, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Mushroom collecting and mushroom cooking a Science Outreach – Athabasca: Free event with Mycologist Roland Treu and Chef Kathy Butler at the Muskeg Creek Chalet Landing Trailhead.
  • September 25, 2019 - Living with Artificial Intelligence: past, present and future with Dr. Stella George Assistant Professor, Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers.  Over the last five or so years Artificial Intelligence (AI) has erupted in our media. Would it surprise you to know AI has been around since the advent of the computer at the end of WWII? And it has quietly been evolving ever since.  The term AI is used by the media ubiquitously but what actually is included under the umbrella term AI?  Free community event!  Door prizes!
  • October 7, 2019 - Spider Talks with four groups of grade 2 classes at Whispering Hills Primary School with Dr. Robert Holmberg.
  • October 23, 2019 - Kenya-Tanzania Journey with Pirkko & Albert Karvonen from 7 PM to 8:30 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Join Albert & Pirkko Karvonen on a journey through Tanzania and Kenya as they discuss their film Journey & will also have a short discussion on the affects of climate change. This film focuses on one of the great spectacles of nature, the wildebeest migration of Tanzania and Kenya. It is the longest single migration of any land animal on earth, over 1600 kilometers. Beginning in January at the southern tip of the unique Serengeti Plains. We follow the l.5 million wildebeest and their fellow travelers; zebras, antelope, and others, to their final destination across the Mara River to the grasses in the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. With this large contraction of prey there are also numerous, ever-hungry predators; lions, cheetahs, hyenas and of course the scavengers, for nothing in nature is wasted. Along the way you will also meet and experience the friendly, colorful and beautiful people and their culture.  Free community event! Door prizes!
  • November 5, 2019 - Nature’s Waterworks: how lakes and rivers function with Dr. Robert Holmberg from 7 PM to 8:30 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Water is essential for our lives and livelihoods. Although lakes and rivers only contain about 0.0002% of the earth’s water, these water bodies supply much of our domestic and industrial needs as well as our recreational activities. This presentation will focus on the physical and biological forces that define how lakes and rivers change over time as well as how we can conserve these vital resources. Some aspects of ground water, wetlands, and legal ownership will also be covered. Most examples will refer to the Athabasca River Basin. Free community 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 - October 2, 2019

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