Upcoming Events



  •  May 1 to October 26, 2018 – Tree-scapes Photography Exhibit at Athabasca University. This is a self-guided tour.  Photographs will be on display at Athabasca University Main Building between the Library and Science Lab. Contact Robert Holmberg at 780-675-6596 or robert@athabascau for more details.
  • August 10, 2018 - Mushroom Event at Camp Wright with Dr. Roland Treu. Join us on Friday, August 10, 2018 for a Mushroom Exhibit at Camp Wright, Narrow Lake.  This is a great opportunity to learn about local edible and poisonous fungi and their identification.  We will meet at 1 PM outside the Camp Wright, Narrow Lake in the Mess Hall. After the exhibit, we will have a walk around the Camp Wright area to look for more mushrooms.  You may also bring your own mushrooms for identification. Families with kids are encouraged to attend.  Bring appropriate footwear for the walk and be prepared for adverse weather.  For directions to Camp Wright click here or download a map.  This event is in cooperation with the Long and Narrow Lake Stewardship Society (LNLSS) at Camp Wright, Narrow Lake.
  • August 10, 11 & 12, 2018 - Adventures in Photography   For more information, fees, how to apply and to how to register contact  The Rotary Club of Athabasca.  The Rotary Club of Athabasca, together with Athabasca University and Science Outreach-Athabasca, are excited to offer a redesigned Adventures in Photography program in 2018.  The redesigned program includes: more nature and smart phone photography, in addition to night sky photography, a summer schedule during the Perseids meteor shower, the most popular meteor shower of the year, and will also benefit from optimum light conditions with the new moon on August 11.  Registration is extended!  Register now!
  • September 15 - National Star Party at Athabasca University and AUGO with Dr. Martin Connors.  Save the date and watch the website for more details!
  • September 26, 2018 - The Role of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease with Dr. Shauna Zenteno, Associate Professor, Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Free event! Door prizes!
  • October 24, 2018 - Water for Wetlands and Streams: Introducing the Stony Mountain Headwater Catchment Observatory with Scott Ketcheson, Associate Professor/Canadian Research Council in Environmental Sustainability at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Free 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 - July 9, 2018

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