Oct 26 Celebrate Science

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Join us for a celebration of science — an event for parents, teachers, writers, and librarians! Want to engage youth in science and math?  Why not use interesting books, simple hands-on activities, scientific collections, quests and above all make it fun!

9:30-12:30 pm  Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall, UBC Saturday, October 26, 2013

Featured Scientist—Dr. Andrew Trites, Professor & Director,
Marine Mammal Research Unit, Fisheries Centre at UBC

  Dr. Trites’ research on pinnipeds (Steller sea lions, northern fur seals, and harbor seals) is designed to further the conservation and understanding of marine mammals. In 2007 as part of the Big Blue Project team, he unearthed a blue whale skeleton in PEI. This experience plus his driving passion to resolve conflicts between people and marine mammals are compelling. “I don’t know what questions will raise their heads tomorrow, that’s partly what makes this so interesting”. Find out more about this awesome scientist.

Featured BC Science Writers

Claire Eamer , author The World in Your Lunch Box, Lizards in the Sky, Spiked Scorpions & Walking Whales and more;  Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone, hands-on science writers with over 70 science books including the Dirt Book, Kitchen Science, and Hockey Science;  Carol McDougall, creator of Salmon Sky View; Lori Sherritt-Fleming, artist, aRYTHMetic poet; Ashley Spires, illustrator of Scary Science and Blinky the Space Cat books and E.Paul Zehr, writer of books using superheroes to improve scientific literacy, Becoming Batman & Inventing Iron Man.

Special Tribute to science educator, Gordon Gore and founder of the Big Little Science Center in Kamloops.

Go on a guided tour of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and learn about their fascinating collections and exciting programs.  Did we mention the best part? Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors this year’s event is FREE!  Who could turn down a fun-filled morning featuring the skeleton of a blue whale?