Celebrate Science is a festival of B.C science writers for children and teens. The event will be taking place on Saturday, 24 September 2011, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia.
This science extravaganza will appeal to teachers, teacher-librarians, student teachers, public librarians, child care workers and parents. The half-day program will feature talented Canadian writers and illustrators whose books and passion for science spans all ages. They’ll explore scientific topics with the audience and highlight a wide range of books available for youth. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jeanette Whitton, Environmental biologist and Co-Director, Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Featured scientists include Dr. Wayne Maddison, the spider guy; Dr. Amanda Vincent, Project Seahorse researcher and Dr. Eric Taylor, UBC Fish Collection.
Science writers from the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL BC) will be presenting their books:
Fiona Bayrock, author of Bubble Homes and Fish Farts
Tanya Kyi, 50 Questions series
Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone, authors of over 70 hands-on science books such as Kitchen Science and their latest Snowy Science.
Cynthia Nicolson, Totally Human: Why We Look and Act the Way We Do;
Barry Shell, author of Sensational Scientists
Jim Wiese, Surrey High school teacher and author of over 40 books including Spy Science, Rocket Science and Cosmic Science.
There will be a science book fair and sales with a 10% discount for attendees.
To register online go to http://www.bookcentre.ca/store/products/celebrate_science_a_festival_bc_science_writers_kids_teens.
We hope to see you there!