Events will be added up to the week, so if you don’t see your city listed yet, come back again soon!

Alberta

Airdrie

Lego Club

September 19th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Airdrie public library304 Main St S, Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3More information

Makerspace Wednesday

September 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Airdrie public library304 Main St S, Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3More information

Tween Zone: Explodapalooza!

September 22nd, 3-4 p.m.Airdrie public library304 Main St S, Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3More information

Family Night: Choose your own science experiment! Spin the wheel of science and participate in a variety of science related activities!

Featuring Let’s Talk Science!

September 23rd 6-7:30 p.m.Airdrie public library304 Main St S, Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3More information

Calgary

Science in a Bottle

Have a pressing question to ask a scientist? Why not send them a message in a bottle! The curious team from IdeaMosaic, comprised of Reeda Mahmood and Nathan Battersby will be kicking off conversations between scientist and Calgarians through their project Science in a Bottle as part of Beakerhead and Science Literacy Week. This cross-country collaboration between Alberta’s Beakerhead, the Calgary Public Library and Ontario’s IdeaMosaic was made possible through the generous support of the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Join the conversation at the Science in a Bottle tent at the entrance to the Central Library downtown.

September 19th 2-4 p.m.; 20th – 2:30-4 p.m.; 21st – 11-4 p.m.Calgary Central Library616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M2More information

Howdy Neighbour BBQ

Our themes are astronomical research and the latest work conducted at the observatory. We will also feature the issue of light pollution and its affects on astronomy but also biological impacts. The event is open for all ages and families and we will have games, tours and if the sky is clear then a chance to observe the night sky with the telescopes.

Thursday, September 21st, 5-9 p.m.Rothney Astrophysical Observatory – UCalgaryPriddis, AB T0L 1W0, Canada, Foothills No. 31, AB T0L 1W0More information

National Learn to Code Day 2017

Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners on September 23rd

September 23rd 10-4 p.m.The Inc.3553 31 St NW #1000, Calgary, AB T2L 2K7More information

Dinosaurs – Jurassic Park: Fact or Fiction?

Join palaeontologist Dr. Francois Therrien as he discusses the latest research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. View short films and sample fossils. In partnership with the Royal Tyrrell Museum. With famous names like T. rex, Allosaurus, and Velociraptor, meat-eating dinosaurs (also known as theropods) are among the most popular of dinosaurs. Long-depicted as ferocious, blood-thirsty, mindless killers, our perception of theropods has gone through a renaissance in the past two decades, in part due to their portrayal in movies as more complex animals, with a range of behaviors (and even intelligence levels) similar to those of modern predators. But does this new perception of theropods actually reflect current paleontological knowledge or is it just Hollywood fantasy? In his talk, Dr. François Therrien will discuss recent studies on the feeding behaviors and sensory abilities of theropods that cast light on the paleobiology and lifestyle of these ancient predators. As we learn more about the feeding strategies, bite force, eyesight and sense of smell of theropods, you will be able to answer the ultimate question: “Can we believe everything we see in the movies?

September 23rd, 2-3:30 p.m.John Dutton Theatre – Calgary Public Library616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M2More information

Canmore

Fall Fair

Drop by the Biosphere Institute’s Science Literacy booth at the Canmore Fall Fair. Get a taste of the upcoming activities happening in Canmore for Science Literacy week and browse through science and nature kids activity books to get some great ideas to use with your young ones.

“September 16th, 10-4 p.m.Canmore Daycare Roundhouse606 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2HMore information

Science Literacy Open House at the Biosphere Institute Resource Centre

Come browse through our collection of science related books and science displays at our public Resource Centre. Find out how to be more environmentally sustainable in your home, school or business. Check out our Cougar, Wolf, Elk and Bear hands-on EduKits.

“September 19th, 11-3 p.m.Biosphere Institute Resource Centre638 8 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B5More information

Make your own Science Book!

Children can join the Biosphere Institute and the Canmore Public Library staff to create their own science booklets. Use wildlife props and flora as an inspiration to write an epic tale of the plants and animals in the Bow Valley.

“September 19th, 3:30-5 p.m.Canmore Public Library700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4More information

Wriggly Worms

Join the Biosphere Institute and Canmore Public Library for a ‘get your hands dirty’ session all about the wriggly creatures that eat our scraps. Kids will help build a real worm composter as well as enjoy a wriggly story time.

“September 20th, 2-2:45 p.m.Canmore Public Library700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4More information

Movie Night at the Library: The Circle

The Canmore Public Library and the Biosphere Institute are hosting a screening of The Circle. A drama, sci-fi thriller that examines the role that technology plays in the private versus public debate. Starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega.

“September 20th, 7 p.m.Canmore Public Library700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4More information

Science Writer’s Gathering

Always wanted to write about science? Join local science writers to find out what they write and how they got started. Then chat with local authors, ask questions and purchase local books.
Event hosted by the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley and the Canmore Public Library.

“September 21st, 6:30-8 p.m.Canmore Public Library700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4More information

Making with Magnets – After school program grades 2-6

Making with Magnets is this Friday’s fun after school program. Kids will enjoy glass bead magnets, static electricity and magnetic poetry.

“September 22nd, 1-3 p.m.Canmore Public Library700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4More information

River Health – K-3

What goes into our rivers? Children will visually learn what belongs and does not belong in our rivers. They will learn what contributes to a healthy ecosystem and participate in a game of pollution tag! Join University of Calgary’s Let’s Talk Science, Canmore Public Library and the Biosphere Institute for this fun science program.

“September 23rd, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Canmore Public Library700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4More information

How’s the Water – grades 4-7

The quality of our drinking water is one thing, but how healthy is your local pond or river?
Children will perform several tests on various water samples. Children will be able to examine insects commonly found in fresh water that are indicators of the health of that water. Join University of Calgary’s Let’s Talk Science, Canmore Public Library and the Biosphere Institute for this fun science program.

“September 23rd, 12-1:30 p.m.Canmore Public Library700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4More information

Crime Lab – Grades 5-8

Armed with a list of suspects and clues collected from the scene of a crime, students become forensic scientists trying to solve a mystery. Techniques include chromatography, fingerprinting,
and chemical analysis. Join University of Calgary’s Let’s Talk Science, Canmore Public Library and the Biosphere Institute for this fun science program.

“September 23rd, 2-4 p.m.Canmore Public Library700 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4More information

Edmonton

Cameron Library activities

Win tickets to see Chris Hadfield, share why you love science and pick up some awesome swag!

All week!University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Build-A-Thing with Makey Makey

Experiment with bananas, potatoes and other conductive material and build neat contraptions using makey-makeys with the TeamUp Crew!

September 18th-19th, 11-3 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Giant Quad Map

Check out the Giant Map of Canada’s flora and fauna outside at the Quad!

Provided by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

September 18th – 20th, 11-4 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Project Exhibit – The Shack

Learning about some of the coolest projects that are happening at CCIS and meet the team who are helping students like you gain some serious skill in the makerspace movement at Cameron Library!

The Shack in an interdisciplinary science workshop for innovation, research and self directed learning.

By providing access to various tools, work space, and technical support, we create an environment that encourages hands on skill development at no cost to the students! Drop by and visit as we showcase some of the awesome projects that students have created while using our space.

September 18th-19th, 11-3p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Let’s Talk Science- Fun with Science!

Come and hang out with Let’s Talk Science over lunch as they showcase awesome experiments with:

1) Fun with dry ice 2) Lava lamps 3) Static electricity with a Van der Graff generator

September 18th-11-1 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Plant Triage and Q&A with OBS!

Take a little neat plant home! Or get some help with troublesome plants and ask your questions to visiting plant experts! And definitely check out arrangements of exotic and fascinating plants – brought to by the Organization of Botany Students here on campus!

OBS will both inform and delight guests with information about unique living and fossil plants!

September 18th, 11-1 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

3D. Printing. Demos. Oh My!!!

Did you know that Cameron Library has not 3 but 5 3D printers as a part of their 3D printing service on the main floor!?

Learn about how they work and more in a quick 30 minutes session with one of our team here at Sci Tech!

(Registration is not mandatory but is appreciated.)

September 18th, 2-2:30 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Design your own Nano-Sat

Come visit us on September 19th and 21st to design your own CubeSat, learn how to build a circuit using solar energy, and chat with the crew from AlbertaSat!

Made up of mostly undergraduate students, AlbertaSat focuses on the development of cube satellites. These nano satellites are made up of standardized 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cubes and have been used for a variety of scientific missions.

AlbertaSat’s first satellite, the Experimental Albertan 1 (Ex-Alta 1) was deployed from the International Space Station in May of 2017. AlbertaSat students are currently working on the designs for Ex-Alta 2.

Promoting the study of space science among students from K to 12, AlbertaSat members have been to numerous schools and presented on cube satellites, solar energy, and the northern lights since 2014.

September 19th, 10-4 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Pancakes Galore with the Red Frogs Crew!

Red Frogs will be pumping out delicious pancakes to keep the crowds fed and engaged. Hungry? You don’t have to go far!

September 19th, 11-2 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Build-A-Thing with Makey Makey

Experiment with bananas, potatoes and other conductive material and build neat contraptions using makey-makeys with the TeamUp Crew!

September 19th, 11-3 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Everyday Life Science: LiqN2 Ice Cream

CHEMSA will prepare and serve liquid N2 ice cream, while also affording audience the chance to mix up some of their own!

September 19th, 1-2 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Kids Code Jeunesse Workshop

As part of Science Literacy Week, Kids Code Jeunesse will be running free workshops in 7 Canadian cities to celebrate science in the context of literacy. These 2-hour workshops will invite children to build a coding project with Scratch based on the book The Darkest Dark, by the astronaut Chris Hadfield.”

“September 19th, 6-8 p.m.Mill Woods Public Library2610 Hewes Way NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 6W6More information

A Gastronomical Affair – with Maynard Kolskog

Tickle your test-buds using samplings of food made by visiting molecular gastronomist and NAIT instructor Maynard Kolskog over lunch, and learn more about what molecular gastronomy actually is!

September 20th, 11:30-1:30 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

3D. Printing. Demos. Oh My!!!

Did you know that Cameron Library has not 3 but 5 3D printers as a part of their 3D printing service on the main floor!?

Learn about how they work and more in a quick 30 minutes session with one of our team here at Sci Tech!

(Registration is not mandatory but is appreciated.)

September 20th, 2-2:30 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Don’t be Scaled!

Curious about Iguanas, Blue Tongue Skinks, Tortoises and the like? Join us on Wednesday when a menagerie of reptiles from WEM’s Marine Life program will be visiting Cameron Library! Learn more about these marvelous creatures, how they’re like as pets and about their conservation.

September 20th, 2:30-3:15University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Pancakes Galore with the Red Frogs Crew!

Red Frogs will be pumping out delicious pancakes to keep the crowds fed and engaged. Hungry? You don’t have to go far!

September 20th, 5-8 p.m; 21st – 11-2 p.m; 22nd – 11-3:30 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Dino Lab!

Learn about U of A’s own Jurassic Park, the Dino Lab!

September 20th-21st, 1-3 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Design your own Nano-Sat

Come visit us on September 19th and 21st to design your own CubeSat, learn how to build a circuit using solar energy, and chat with the crew from AlbertaSat!

Made up of mostly undergraduate students, AlbertaSat focuses on the development of cube satellites. These nano satellites are made up of standardized 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cubes and have been used for a variety of scientific missions.

AlbertaSat’s first satellite, the Experimental Albertan 1 (Ex-Alta 1) was deployed from the International Space Station in May of 2017. AlbertaSat students are currently working on the designs for Ex-Alta 2.

Promoting the study of space science among students from K to 12, AlbertaSat members have been to numerous schools and presented on cube satellites, solar energy, and the northern lights since 2014.

September 21st, 10-4 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Let’s Talk Science- Fun with Science!

Come and hang out with Let’s Talk Science over lunch as they showcase awesome experiments with:

1) Fun with dry ice 2) Lava lamps 3) Static electricity with a Van der Graff generator

September 21st, 11-1 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

View the sun!

Come join us for a solar telescope session

September 21st, 12-1 p.m.University of Alberta Observatory116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3More information

Bugs Show and Tell

Danny will show us beautiful samples from the wonderful E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum collection.

September 21st, 1-2 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Microbrewery Tour

Date:ake a tour of Situation Brewery – a local microbrewery on 10308 – 81 Ave with U of A alumni and chemist Kale Edwards

Optional tasting also avaliable for a $10 fee.

Not sure how to get there? Meet up with one of our volunteers at Cameron Library by 3:30!

September 21st, 4-4:30 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Tabletop Science Blitz!! – Board Game Night at Cameron Library

Spend some quality time and unwind before midterms with friends and/or meet new people playing amazing science-themed tabletop games at the Fireside Lounge in Cameron Library. Plus, food will be provided!

Check out this quick preview of what games will be available that night:

Antidote Galaxy Trucker Legendary Inventors Pandemic & Pandemic: The Cure Plague, Inc. Potion Explosion Terraforming Mars Timeline: Science and Discoveries & Timeline: Inventions Tiny Epic Galaxies (In partnership with Hexagon Board Game Cafe – Edmonton)

September 21st, 5-8 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

On the Edge with Dr. Margaret -Ann Armour

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by joining Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour for an engaging talk about women and girls in the STEM disciplines.

“September 21st, 7:30- 8:30 p.m.Edmonton Public Library – Idylwylde Branch8310 88 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 1L1More information

View Saturn and the Stars

Join us at the observatory for a chance to see the rings of saturn and check out northern constellations

September 21st, 9-10 p.m.University of Alberta Observatory116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3More information

3D Printed Robots with Lego Lab!

Ever a robot made from 3D printed parts?! Check out the current progress that the Laboratory of Intelligent Manufacturing, Design and Automation team is making with their work here at Cameron Library!

September 22nd, 10-2 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Plant Triage and Q&A with OBS!

Take a little neat plant home! Or get some help with troublesome plants and ask your questions to visiting plant experts! And definitely check out arrangements of exotic and fascinating plants – brought to by the Organization of Botany Students here on campus!

OBS will both inform and delight guests with information about unique living and fossil plants!

September 22nd, 10-12 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Meet the Denizens of Edmonton Valley Zoo

Drop-by Cameron Library to learn more about the cool things you can do at the Edmonton Valley Zoo – plus meet some of the animals who live there!

September 22nd, 11-3;30 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

The Rube Goldberg Experiment

Drop in to Cameron Library and help contribute to the design of a complex machine with the folks from DiscoverE!

September 22nd, 11-3:30 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Projects exhibit – The Shack

Learning about some of the coolest projects that are happening at CCIS and meet the team who are helping students like you gain some serious skill in the makerspace movement at Cameron Library!

September 22nd, 11-3 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Get Closer Animal Visit with the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton Zoo will bring in some of their animals for an up-close and personal interactive presentation with registered high school students

September 22nd, 11-11:45 a.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Debunking Physio-myths with UPSA!

Debunk common physiological misconceptions with the Undergraduate Physiology Students’ Association!

September 22nd, 11:30-4 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Spineless Wonders

Check out some of the coolest invertebrates that live in the deep sea. From sea stars, anemones and more, get to learn about these critters do – and maybe even touch them!

(RSVP is required to attend.)

September 22nd, 12-1 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Bugs Show and Tell

Danny will show us beautiful samples from the wonderful E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum collection.

September 22nd, 1-2 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Penguins: A Formal Affair

Come by the Fireside Lounge to meet some of West Edmonton Mall’s most dapper stars in this fun presentation about African Penguins! (RSVP is required to attend.)

September 22nd, 1-2 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Everyday Life Science: liqN2 Ice Cream

CHEMSA will prepare and serve liquid N2 ice cream, while also affording audience the chance to mix up some of their own! Drop by Cameron Library to grab a scoop to go!

September 22nd, 2-3 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Penguins: A Formal Affair

Come by the Fireside Lounge to meet some of West Edmonton Mall’s most dapper stars in this fun presentation about African Penguins!

(RSVP is required to attend.)

September 22nd, 2-3 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Spineless Wonders

Check out some of the coolest invertebrates that live in the deep sea.

From sea stars, anemones and more, get to learn about these critters do – and maybe even touch them! (RSVP is required to attend.)

September 22nd, 3-4 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

Microbrewery Tour

Take a tour of Situation Brewery – a local microbrewery on 10308 – 81 Ave with U of A alumni and chemist Kale Edwards

Optional tasting also avaliable for a $10 fee.

Not sure how to get there? Meet up with one of our volunteers at Cameron Library by 3:30!

September 22nd, 4-4:30 p.m.University of Alberta Libraries1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J8More information

View Saturn and the Stars

Join us at the observatory for a chance to see the rings of saturn and check out northern constellations

September 22nd, 8:30-10 p.m.University of Alberta Observatory116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3More information

National Learn to Code Day 2017

Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners on September 23rd.

September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.Startup Edmonton10359 104 St NW #301, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9More information

aGEM (Alberta Genetically Engineered Machines) Competition

At this event, Alberta’s collegiate and high-school iGEM teams will present their projects to a panel of subject matter experts and receive feedback in preparation for the 2017 iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machines) Giant Jamboree held in November in Boston, US.

“September 23rd, 10-5 p.m.“University of Alberta, NREF Building”116 St. NW, T6G 2V4, EdmontonMore information

Free Admission Day!

It’s Red Panda-monium at the Edmonton Valley Zoo!!! Once again, this September 24th, the City of Edmonton’s Free Admission Day will be at the Edmonton Valley Zoo! This is the perfect opportunity to come and visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo and celebrate International Red Panda Day! Come “Get Closer” and witness amazing animal talks, get your hands busy with some awesome science experiments, and learn all about Red Pandas!
For more information on the Edmonton Valley Zoo and its events, visit www.valleyzoo.ca or call 311 from within Edmonton (1-780-442-5311 from other locations).

September 24th, 10-5 p.m.Edmonton Valley Zoo13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7More information

Storytelling/Animation Science Workshop

Join us at TELUS World of Science as we explore the science of storytelling and animation. Create a stop-motion animated short movie, focus on the science of perception, draw your own storyboard, make your own shadow puppet, and much more!

“September 23rd, 11-3 p.m.Telus World of Science Edmonton11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1More information

Kids Code Jeunesse Workshop

As part of Science Literacy Week, Kids Code Jeunesse will be running free workshops in 7 Canadian cities to celebrate science in the context of literacy. These 2-hour workshops will invite children to build a coding project with Scratch based on the book The Darkest Dark, by the astronaut Chris Hadfield.”

“September 23rd, 3:45-5:45 p.m.Whitemud Crossing Public Library4211 106 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6L7More information

Lethbridge

Science Literacy Week Kickoff

Celebrate science in the library! The Let’s Talk Science Outreach is offering an evening of experiments and creativity for kids in grades 1 – 6.

September 18th, 6-8 p.m.Lethbridge Public Library – Main Branch810 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C4More information

Medicine Hat

Praxis Little Scientists

September 20th, 10:30 p.m.Medicine Hat Public Library414 1 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0A8More information

Red Deer

Super Science Preschool Story Fun

Join in the national celebration of Science Literacy Week with science fun for preschoolers.

September 18th, 10-10:30 a.m.Red Deer Public Library, Dawe Branch56 Holt St, Red Deer, AB T4N 6A6More information

Preschool fun celebrates science!

For ages 3 to 5 and their parent or caregiver

September 20th, 10-10:45 a.m.Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch4818 49 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T9More information

Toddler Fun Celebrates Science!

For ages 19 months to 3 years and their parent or caregiver

September 20th, 11-11:45 a.m.Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch4818 49 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T9More information

Baby Fun celebrates science!

For birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver

September 21th, 10-10:30 a.m.Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch4818 49 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T9More information

National Learn to Code Day 2017

Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners on September 23rd.

September 23th, 10-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Family fun celebrates science

All ages!

September 23th, 11-11:45 a.m.Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch4818 49 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T9More information

Mad Scientist Lab

All ages (Under 8 with an adult)
Join us for messy experiments and slimy shocking science fun!

September 23th, 2-3 p.m.Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch4818 49 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T9More information

Interactive Science Maker Space – Teens

Come check out this fun and engaging science space during the week – and year round!

All WeekRed Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch4818 49 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T9More information

St. Albert

Science Literacy Expo

A drop-in extravaganza of experiments, eye-popping demos and enticing exhibits to help the entire family step up their game in the wonderful world of science! The team at Let’s Talk Science will be presenting several exhibits and activities that let you try your hand at being a scientist! Crush up a red cabbage leaf to test PH, or learn about ancient machines and how animals adapt to their environment. Explore your senses or the properties of solids & liquids. Our own library experts will be on hand to help younger children (and young at heart) with our Codepillars and Dot & Dash robots. And there’s much more in store at our first annual Science Literacy Expo! Check out our website for more information.

September 23rd, 1-4 p.m.St. Albert Public Library5 St. Anne Street | St. Albert, AB | T8N 3Z9More information

Waterton

Waterton Wildlife Weekend 2017

Considered the hidden jewel in the Crown of the Continent, Waterton Lakes National Park is the meeting place where multiple ecosystems converge and where the mountains meet the prairies in a stunning visual collision.

Because of these geological and ecological factors, Waterton holds immense wildlife diversity. For its size of just over 505 sq. kilometers, Waterton Lakes National Park holds the most wildlife diversity than any other national park in Canada. In fact, it is very rare to not see some sort of wildlife in Waterton, whether it be a white-tailed deer, big horn sheep, or black bear.

Out of multitude of questions and general curiosity about the diversity of wildlife in Waterton, the Waterton Wildlife Weekend was born.

Join us September 22nd to September 24th, 2017 to learn all about the animals living in the Rocky Mountains and the prairies.

September 22nd-24th, all day!Waterton Lakes National Park
Alberta 5, Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0
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Wembley

Fossil ID Drop in

Found something you think might be a fossil? Have something in your collection you need help identifying? Bring it to the museum and Derek Larson, our resident palaeontologist, will help you figure out what it is.

“September 23rd, 1-3 p.m.Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum9301 112 Ave, Wembley, AB T0H 3S0More information

Jurassic World screening

Whether you missed it in the theatres, or just want to relive the excitment again, you can catch the action-packed dino adventure on the big screen in the museum’s Aykroyd Family Theatre!

“September 23rd, 3-5 p.m.Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum9301 112 Ave, Wembley, AB T0H 3S0More information

Dino Fact Vs Fiction

Palaeontologist Derek Larson takes the stage after the showing of Jurassic World to discuss what the filmmakers got right, and where things may have been exaggerated. If you’ve always wondered how accurate Hollywood dinosaurs are, stick around to get the facts!

“September 23rd, 5-6 p.m.Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum9301 112 Ave, Wembley, AB T0H 3S0More information