Join us for our third annual celebration of science—an event for educators, writers, librarians and parents. Find out how to inspire young minds to love science and math through interesting science books, simple hands-on activities and science collections!
9:30-12:00 Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall, UBC Saturday November 3, 2012
Dr. David Close (traditional name Himko-kaps-kap) of the Aboriginal Fisheries Research Centre will share his passion for protecting the Pacific lamprey—an eel-like fish with a large, sucking mouth full of horny teeth. Through cutting-edge science and traditional knowledge he furthers our understanding of one of the oldest native fish species and why it is disappearing in British Columbia.
Featured BC Science Writers
Dianna Bonder, illustrator of Leon’s Song; Alex Gabriel, science centre/museum interpreter & writer; Dora Lee, Biomimicry & advocate for the Canadian Association for Girls in Science; Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone, written over 70 hands-on science books such as Backyard Science, Nature Science, Projects for a Healthy Planet; Michelle Mulder, science enthusiast; Gillian Richardson, Ecosytems, Kaboom Explosions of All Kinds and more.
Come on a guided tour of one of Vancouver’s premier museums and learn about their fascinating collections and exciting programs. Did we mention the best part? This year the event is FREE! Who could turn down a fun-filled morning featuring the skeleton of a blue whale?