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!

•    February 23, 2021 – Crustaceans - more than lobsters, crabs and shrimps with Dr. Robert Holmberg at 7 PM.   Please join the virtual session below:
https://zoom.us/j/93345668623?pwd=VkdJSjJTc1dwZHY2OWdETmVkblp2Zz09  Meeting ID: 933 4566 8623 Passcode: 156421

Crustaceans are a diverse group of animals whose members can kill prey with venom or sound, filter food from water with their antennae or legs, or obtain nourishment as parasites. Crustaceans are mostly marine, but some live-in fresh water, and a few are terrestrial. At this presentation, you will learn about amphipods. copepods, decapods. isopods, krill, mantis shrimp, seed shrimp, and sowbugs – as well as the roles they play in ecology and our economy. Also, we will review the crustaceans of Alberta. By attending this talk, next time you eat a lobster or crab, you will be able to tell its sex.

Free community event! This event may be recorded and posted to our website at a later time in past events. Also, feel free to visit our YouTube Channel.

•    March 23, 2021 –  Reality of Fake Science with Dr. Farook Al-Shamali at 7 PM.  This will be a virtual event on Zoom.

•    April 13, 2021 –  Amphibians in our Midst with Dr. Danna Schock at 7 PM.
This will be a virtual event on Zoom.

•    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.

•   Due to recent events we have postponed 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, hopefully when we can meet in person again.  Watch our Science Outreach - Athabasca website for details and future events  http://scienceoutreach.ab.ca/.  Thank you for your understanding at this time!

***  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 

***   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

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 - February 16, 2021

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