Alberta

Alberta
CityEventLocationDateHost OrganizationDescription
Bow ValleyCaptivating CougarsCanadian Rockies Schools, Bow Valley, AlbertaMay 6-15Biosphere Institute of the Bow ValleyThe Biosphere Institute is launching its engaging new Captivating Cougar EduKit during Science Odyssey 2016! Cougar EduKit Demonstrations will bring to life the ecology of this fascinating local feline. Bow Valley students from Grade 1 - Grade 8 in small classroom settings will engage in hands-on activities with skulls, scat, pelts, tracks and claws to help better understand the science behind the cougar and its links to other local species in its natural ecosystem.
Bow ValleyHands-On Water EduKit DemonstrationsCanadian Rockies Schools, Bow Valley, AlbertaMay 5-9, 2016Biosphere Institute of the Bow ValleyThe Biosphere Institute is excited to bring Science Odyssey to life for local students from Grade 1 - Grade 8 in the Bow Valley. These Water EduKit Demonstrations will engage students in their classroom to help them understand, protect and preserve our water systems. The hands-on demonstrations and student-made movie screenings will facilitate classroom learning from a local to a global perspective.
CalgaryAdults Only Night220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, ABAdults Only Night: Future Humans Thursday May 12th, 2016 Galleries and Programming: 6:00pm -- 11:00pm Body Worlds Vital: 6:00pm -- 12:00am Bar Last Call: 11:30pm You must be 18 or over to attendTELUS SparkJoin us for music, cocktails, special programming and more. Our Body Worlds exhibit is winding down at TELUS Spark, and our May Adults Only Night is celebrating the theme of FUTURE HUMANS. The Future of Warm The Apparel Innovation Centre is at Adults Only Night, showing us some of their technology that can mimic how humans sweat and lose body heat in a range of environmental conditions - which will help us make sure extreme weather gear keeps us more and more comfortable as we go to more extreme climates in the future. TALK: In The Next Century Dr. Shawna Pandya will be joining us remotely (hey, the future is now) to give us her insight into what the next 100 years might hold for we humans. And it's a pretty broad insight, as she's a Citizen-Science Astronaut Candidate, Neuroscientist, and doctor. TALK: Super Humans Join Dr. William Gibson, to learn about the ways we can make ourselves more "super" - stronger, better and faster. Some are ways we're already using, some are a few years off, and a few are little further away than that. But you might benefit from some of them in your future. Inclusive Innovation Tikkun Olam Makers is a global movement arranging events in cities where teams of engineers and designers are paired with individuals facing a disability or limitation, called need-knowers, and create a unique solution for them in a 72-hour makeathon event. Come check out some of the solutions that were designed for need-knowers in the 2015 Calgary event, and learn about how their approach to making the future better. Future Solutions Try throwing some design thinking strategies at the problems that might be plaguing us in the future - starting with some randomly chosen words, use our materials to build a mini prototype and pitch your solution on social media. Maybe we'll be able to lateral-think our way out of a few plastic bags. Blood and Breath Synthetic blood could reduce the need for blood transfusions in the future. But it would still struggle with some of the facts of chemistry - like how iron bonds to both oxygen and carbon monoxide. Join us at 10:30 to take on the role of synthetic hemoglobin and try to make sure your cell gets enough LED-balloon-oxygen to survive. Makers Night Out: Thursday May 12th, 2016: Coffee Roasting Did you know that dark roasts contain the least caffeine? Or that unroasted beans are green in colour? Learn to roast coffee beans and the chemical processes behind that full-bodied flavour. Froth up some fascinating science that will leave you more wide-eyed than an extra-hot, no-whip, triple-shot mochaccino. www.sparkscience.ca
CalgaryDAILY DOME SHOWS - Our newest addition - ROBOTS220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, ABMay 9-15, 2016TELUS SparkWe have alternating shows (check out our website www.sparkscience.ca for a listing of everything we have playing), that play several times each day.
CalgaryEyes High, 50th Anniversary Open HouseHwy 22 south, Calgary, Alberta, T0L 1W0Saturday May 7, 2016 8pm to 11pmRothney Astrophysical ObservatoryThe Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is proud to be part of the University of Calgary 50th anniversary celebrations. Join us to mark this milestone with a fun night where you might meet an old astronomer or two. The evening will kick off with a tour by Gene Milone, who will focus on the early days of observing at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. Speakers Alan Clark - The Early Days of the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Phil Langill - RAO: The University of Calgary's flagship teaching and outreach facility Rachid Ouyed - Bloated exoplanets: A Canadian touch Jeroen Stil - The Amazing Radio Universe In the sky - Virgo, the second largest constellation will be directly over head, and it holds thousands of galaxies and galaxy clusters which is an excellent opportunity for deep sky observing. Visitors will have the opportunity to look through the RAO's array of telescopes (weather permitting), with astronomers from the University of Calgary and members of the Royal Astronomical Society on hand to answer questions. Learn more about the RAO online at http://www.ucalgary.ca/rao/or on Twitter @RAOastronomy. Entrance fee $20 per Car OR $10 per person, all proceeds to RAO educational programming
CalgaryGirls Hands-On Science Workshop with Cybermentor and Science Rendezvous2500 University Drive N.W. University of CalgarySaturday, May 7, 2016CybermentorDo you like hands-on science challenges? Want to spend a fun-filled afternoon with other girls like you, designing and creating an amazing invention, with the help of cool female science mentors? Cybermentor is once again joining Canada's national science festival, Science Rendevous, with an exciting science workshop for girls. And this year, the invention you help create at the workshop will be displayed at September's Beakerhead festival!
CalgaryLet's Talk Science ChallengeCalgaryMay 14, 2016Let's Talk Science Outreach at CalgaryThis is a closed event. This free, fun-filled program encourages students to build their team skills, interact with relevant role models and test their abilities against peers. It inspires students to acquire science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge beyond their curriculum. http://letstalkscience.ca/programs-resources/programs/lets-talk-science-challenge.html
CalgaryLive Science Demos at TELUS Spark220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, ABMay 9-15, 2016TELUS SparkWatch bubbles of fire, test the limits of your hearing, hear a huge heartbeat, or experiment with a cryogenic liquid.Don't miss the daily live science demonstrations happening at the Inspiration Stage. Sounds Like Science From whispers to thunderclaps, sound is all around us. ?Make waves to explore pitch and amplitude ?Test the limits of human hearing ?Hear how different gasses can change the human voice ?Create amazing sound effects ?See fiery sound waves using a Rubens' Tube Here's Looking at You There's a lot of science going on inside of us. Find out how amazing you are. ?See how stretchy we can be, using slow motion ?Discover the world's biggest freckle ?Compare our strength to the strongest of the strong ?Hear a huge heartbeat ?Get hands-on with the digestive system On Fire Discover how spectacular chemistry can be. ?Discover the science of fireworks with colourful flames ?Get up close and personal with bubbles of fire ?Experience a reaction so hot, it's used to melt steel ?Find the fire in everyday flour ?Learn that making water can be an explosive experience H2whOa This demo is an exploration of water particles and their movement. ?See the movement of water particles ?Watch a gigantic cloud erupt from a geyser ?Put a giant balloon to a fiery test ?Touch a super cold "cryogenic" liquid ?Discover and insulator so good it can protect us from fire
CalgaryMeet my RobotRoom: 116 - ICT building - University of CalgaryMay 13th from 4PM to 6:30PMIEEE Southern Alberta (SIGHT, SB, YP, MTT) University Of CalgaryA makerspace for robots enthusiasts. University of Calgary students and guests will present completed, ongoing and upcoming robotics projects. Bring your robot and join us during this event. Different applications of robotics will be discussed: Robots for humanitarian applications, entertainment and other purposes. Get inspired to start your own robotics project, come meet people and ask them to join your project. https://www.facebook.com/events/1720939434821390/
CalgaryPrototype Project Celebration of Learning220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, ABWednesday May 11, 6:00 - 8:00pm.TELUS SparkPrototype Project brings together junior and senior high school students and teachers from multiple schools to design their own interactive, hands on science exhibits over a four month period. As they work through multiple cycles of building, testing and piloting to refine their exhibit ideas, students are supported by TELUS Spark staff and community professionals with expertise in the sciences, engineering and trades. These mentorships help the students create connections between what they were learning in class with real-life careers. Before they are ready to present their exhibits, the students are given facilitation training from the TELUS Spark team, to help them present their ideas and engage their audience. At the end of the program, TELUS Spark holds a CELEBRATION OF LEARNING EVENT, bringing together all of the students that participated in the Prototype Project and giving them a chance to show off the exhibits they designed. Our facility is full of over 1,000 students, teachers, parents and volunteers who pack into our Atrium and Lobby to support the hard work and celebrate their creations. www.sparkscience.ca
CalgarySciComm LabBeakerhead, 1615 10 Ave SW #101, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7May 10, 2016BeakerheadLaunch of SciComm Lab - a new science communications program at Beakerhead. Follow @Beakerhead to learn more about the launch of SciComm Lab to be released on May 10th!
CalgaryScience Odyssey Week at TELUS SparkTELUS Spark, 220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 5T2May 6-15, 2016TELUS SparkDaily Demos, Body Works Vital exhibit - daily, School Curriculum Programs, Sleepover, Adults Only Night
CalgaryScientists in School classroom workshops
Calgary, AlbertaVarious dates from May 6 to May 15
Scientists in School
CLOSED EVENT
Students in numerous classrooms will take part in fun-filled, half day, hands-on, science adventures with scientists and technical specialists from the Scientists in School presenter team.
CalgaryStudents for Sustainability5915 Lewis Drive SW, CalgaryMay 6, 2016Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Southern AlbertaThe Grade 4 and 9 students of Connect Charter School are showing off their sustainability skills and hoping you will get involved too! The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Southern Alberta Chapter (CPAWS SAB) works with students to connect with the environment and take action for sustainability. Connect Charter Grade 4 students will showcase their Tomatosphere projects and the Grade 9 students will be auctioning off garden boxes they designed and built themselves. Learn about the environmental and economic impact of your food choices and how YOU can make choices for sustainability in your life.
DevonIt’s “Oil” Right?Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre, #6 Haven Ave., Devon, Alberta, T9G 2B9May 10, 11, 12Leduc #1 Energy Discovery CentreThree days of examining products made from petrochemicals, through hands-on experimentation. Visitors will get to make silly putty and face cream. We will also have a special “Family Night” where we will keep our facilities open additional hours to encourage families to participate. The evening will also feature hands on activities and experimentation promoting the sciences and technologies.
EdmontonAstronomy DayTELUS World of Science - Edmonton, 11211 142 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1May 14, 2016Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Edmonton CentreThe RASC Edmonton Centre and the TELUS World of Science present International Astronomy Day. TELUS World of Science 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 8:30 – 11:00 PM Observatory * Solar and nighttime viewing open to the public. Information Booth: Displays and Q&A with our members. Public Talks: Space science and astronomy Telescope Clinic: Bring your telescope and get helpful advice from our expert members. Sidewalk Astronomy * 8:30 – 11:00 PM Join our volunteers for Sidewalk Astronomy and enjoy the springtime night sky at the following locations: - Gazebo Park in Old Strathcona, on 83 Avenue between 103 and 104 Streets - The Promenade overlooking Victoria Park, on the south side of 100 Avenue at 118 Street Full details and updates at: http://edmontonrasc.com/2016/05/astronomy-day-may-14-2016/
EdmontonInspiring mindsEdmontonMay 11, 2016, 10:00-2:00MacEwan UniversityWe will engage and inspire the bright scientific minds of the next wave of young high school scientists by featuring some of the brightest scientific minds of undergraduate students at MacEwan University. Our undergraduate scientists will present a range of current research with hands-on interaction, face-to-face discussions about science research at the undergraduate level, and discussion of the skills they have learned and how they plan to use them in their careers. Showcased research demonstrations at the event will include virtual reality technology for developing problem solving skills, a magic mirrors project, and a Google mentoring project. Our students will also present posters co-authored with faculty mentors, many of which have been presented by our students at national and international scientific conferences. Poster topics include the effects of psychoactive drugs on anxiety in zebrafish, modeling the enzyme activation stage of lactoperoxidase, the connection between the domestication of disease and the decline of human health, communication in squirrels, sub-lethal growth effects of seven African medicinal plants, and many more.
EdmontonLet's Talk Science ChallengeEdmontonMay 5, 2016Let's Talk Science Outreach at AlbertaThis is a closed event. This free, fun-filled program encourages students to build their team skills, interact with relevant role models and test their abilities against peers. It inspires students to acquire science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge beyond their curriculum. http://letstalkscience.ca/programs-resources/programs/lets-talk-science-challenge.html
EdmontonTransit of MercuryTELUS World of Science - Edmonton, 11211 142 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1May 9, 2016Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Edmonton CentreA rare astronomical event will occur during the morning of Monday, May 9, 2016 when Edmonton skies will see a Transit of Mercury. A transit of Mercury occurs when the orbits of Mercury and Earth around the Sun line up in such a way that, from certain places on Earth, the planet Mercury can be seen to cross the face of the Sun over the course of a few hours. On May 9, as seen from Edmonton, the transit will be in progress at sunrise, which is at 5:41 AM! But you don’t have to get up that early to see it since the event will take a leisurely 7 hours to complete. One place to view this event is at the RASC Observatory at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. The RASC will have have safely filtered telescopes set up around the Observatory depending on sight lines until the Sun comes into view as seen from the telescopes inside the Observatory. Then the Observatory telescopes will be aimed at the Sun. Of course, this is skies and weather conditions permitting. To confirm that the observatory is open, call 780-452-9100 ext 2249. The RASC Observatory at TELUS World of Science is open to everyone, free of charge. Full details and updates at: http://edmontonrasc.com/2016/05/transit-mercury-may-9-2016/
EdmontonTransit of MercuryCCIS 5-240; Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, University of AlbertaMay 9, 2016. 11am - 12:40pm.University of AlbertaOn May 9th, the planet Mercury will pass between the Earth and the Sun. We will be pointing our solar telescopes at the Sun so that visitors can safely view the black disk of Mercury appear to travel across the face of the Sun. All events are free. Visitors can drop in anytime during the event. Everyone is welcome, no tickets are required. For more information, see uab.ca/observatory
EdmontonView the MoonCCIS 5-240; Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, University of AlbertaMay 12, 2016. 9-10pm.University of AlbertaVisit the U of A's Observatory to view the Moon through our telescopes, allowing you to see the three-dimensional nature of the craters and mountains on the Moon. The Moon's phase is close to First Quarter, which will allow you to see lots of fascinating details. All events are free. Visitors can drop in anytime during the event. Everyone is welcome, no tickets are required. For more information, see uab.ca/observatory
EdmontonView the SunCCIS 5-240; Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, University of AlbertaMay 12, 2016. 12-1pmUniversity of AlbertaView the Sun through the Observatory's safe solar filtered telescopes! Every day the Sun looks different, and you may see sunspots, filaments, and/or prominences.
EdmontonYoung Scientist ConferenceUniversity of Alberta, EdmontonSaturday, May 14, 2016Elk Island Public, Elk Island Separate, Sturgeon SchoolThe Young Scientist Conference is held annually in May at the University of Alberta and sponsored by Agrium. Junior high school students from the Sturgeon, Elk Island Catholic, and Elk Island Public school boards participate in activities designed to expose them to numerous science disciplines and career possibilities.
Iron SpringsScientists in School classroom workshopsIron Springs, AlbertaVarious dates from May 6 to May 15Scientists in SchoolCLOSED EVENT
Students in numerous classrooms will take part in fun-filled, half day, hands-on, science adventures with scientists and technical specialists from the Scientists in School presenter team.
LethbridgeScientists in School classroom workshopsLethbridge, AlbertaVarious dates from May 6 to May 15Scientists in SchoolCLOSED EVENT
Students in numerous classrooms will take part in fun-filled, half day, hands-on, science adventures with scientists and technical specialists from the Scientists in School presenter team.
Milk RiverScientists in School classroom workshopsMilk River, AlbertaVarious dates from May 6 to May 15Scientists in SchoolCLOSED EVENT
Students in numerous classrooms will take part in fun-filled, half day, hands-on, science adventures with scientists and technical specialists from the Scientists in School presenter team.
Medicine HatPreSchool Science DiscoveryMedicine Hat Public LibraryMay 13, 2016Praxis Science Outreach SocietyScience comes alive for preschool children as they explore, discover, and learn through hands on activities lead by the Praxis Science Team. Two sessions in the morning. Preregistration required.
SundreHow's the Water#2, 96 2 Ave NW, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0May 12, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:00 pmLet's Talk Science Outreach at CalgaryThis event is open to the public. As part of our rural monthly science program at Sundre, Let's Talk Science will be doing a workshop for Grades 4-6 students focusing on water pollution so we'll will be heading down to the nearby river to test the water for various chemicals and water quality indicators (nitrates, copper, invertebrates, plants, turbidity, etc).
TaberScientists in School classroom workshopsTaber, AlbertaVarious dates from May 6 to May 15Scientists in SchoolCLOSED EVENT
Students in numerous classrooms will take part in fun-filled, half day, hands-on, science adventures with scientists and technical specialists from the Scientists in School presenter team.
WemblyFossil Awareness MonthEducation Room Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, 9301-112 Ave, Wembly, Alberta, T0H 3S0May 6-15, 2016Philip J. Currie Dinosaur MuseumWe will be having a fossil ID program from 4pm to 6pm on May 6th - where you can talk to a paleontologist about the fossils. Fossil laws will also be discussed throughout the week during regular programming.
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