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!

***  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 

***  June 10th, 2020 at 11 AM– Protecting the Prairies at the Border and your Backyard, presentation by Tim Gingera, Aquatic Invasive Species Biologist Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Sign-up for this free zoom webinar by clicking here Also see...  Alberta Invasive Species Council Previously presented webinars

*** Sharing on behalf of Athabasca University Communications...  Light the Night
Fifty years ago on June 25, 1970, Athabasca University (AU) was established by an Order in Council of the Government of Alberta. On June 25, 2020 AU officially turns 50! In celebration of this half century milestone, three AU locations in Alberta (Athabasca, Calgary, and Edmonton) will light the night sky in honour of its 50th anniversary.

In Athabasca on the AU campus we have a bigger event planned to connect with the Athabasca community. We’ll be hosting a pop-up drive-by event where we’ll be handing out Beyond 50 prizes, presenting a new anniversary installation in honour of AU’s 50-year history, projecting a light display, and some other fun surprises too! View the route here.

Everyone is invited to this free, family friendly event in celebration of AU’s 50th anniversary. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and runs until 11:30 p.m. 

For the safety and well being of all attendees, we are asking everyone to keep a safe distance and remain in their vehicle.

For those in Calgary and Edmonton, the Calgary Tower and the High Level Bridge will be aglow in AU orange and blue. We invite you to take a jaunt to one of these landmarks and take a moment to celebrate AU’s anniversary. As part of the celebration, make sure to snap a picture (while safely parked of course!) and tag us on social media with #AthabascaU50 to show off your AU pride.

•   Due to recent events we have decided to postpone 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, potentially in the fall.  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.

•    Fall of 2020 – Carmen Allen on Lichens

Watch for our Speaker Series to continue with some interesting topics on...  Plants, Symbiosis & Lichens with Carmen Allen and Fungi with Roland Treu.  Dates will be confirmed and posted on our Science Outreach – Athabasca website.

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 15, 2020

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