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!  Please join our FREE community events!

Everyone is welcome... we are just a click away from learning about Science!

•    Check out the Fungi Brochure: Mushrooms of the Athabasca Region by Dr. Roland Treu who is one of our Science Outreach volunteers!

•    July 14, 2022 – Science activity at Rochester Library Summer Reading Program with Dr. Roland Treu and Mohammad Hedayatipour.

•    September 27, 2022 – 50,000 years of Arctic ground squirrels, volcanoes and ancient DNA from Yukon Territory with Scott Cocker, Phd student at U of A at 7 PM for this event.  Watch for details soon.

•    November 29, 2022 – Monitoring the Space Weather Environment:  The Story of Athabasca University's AUTUMN Magnetometer Network with Ian Schofield, Obervatory Researcher, Athabasca University at 7 PM for this event.  Watch for details soon

Many events may be recorded and posted to our website at a later time.  
To view these recordings:
Please feel free to visit our YouTube Channeand subscribe to our channel or go to our Science Outreach - Athabasca website in Past Events.

Send us an email to get on our mailing list to be notified of future events.

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.


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, was a comet 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


Many of our events when held in person are held at the main building  Athabasca University in Governing Council Chambers in Athabasca, Alberta. Please park in parking lot C. To view a map of the grounds and parking please click here.

Science Outreach Athabasca - June 28, 2022

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