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British Columbia

Abbotsford

Science Storytime

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Join us for a special science edition of Storytime for Science Literacy Week.

September 20nd, 10:30-11 a.m.Abbotsford Community Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library33355 Bevan Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3M1More information

Desktop Siege Engines

Storm the castle & build mini catapults! Learn about simple machines & and the basics of mechanical engineering. How far will your machine propel a mini golf ball, can you send it all the way across the room? Come join us to learn more about desktop siege engines. Presented by the Fraser Valley Makerspace. For kids aged 8 to 12.

September 23nd, 2-3 p.m.Abbotsford Community Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library33355 Bevan Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3M1More information

Ahousat

Beach Cleanup and Ocean Science Learning – with Royal Roads University

With the maaqtusiis high school, surf riders and uclulet high school

September 19th-20thAhousatAhousatMore information

Boston Bar

Makey Makey at the Library

It is Science Literacy Week! Come to the library and try our Makey Makey. Check out what it is and how it works. In partnership with Boston Bar School. For school aged kids and teens.

September 21st, 7-8 p.m.Chilliwack Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library47643 Old Boston Bar Road, Boston Bar, BC V0K 1C0More information

Burnaby

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon!

Canadian Science & Scientists

September 18th, 12-2 p.mBCIT Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

Wikipedia edit-a-thon

In partnership with BCCampus, UBC, SFU and Kwantlen, BCIT will be holding a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. The theme is Canada 150, and we plan to focus on science and scientists from BC.

September 18th, 1-2 p.m.BCIT Burnaby Campus Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

Technology Showcase

We’ll demo a different technology available for loan/use from the library – including the Vive (virtual reality headset); the Hololens (augmented reality headset); 3d printer; raspberry pis & Arduino kits;

September 18th-22nd, 12-1 p.mBCIT Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

Smart Microgrid Card Game

Alan Stewart, BCIT’s Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) Research Analyst, is a gamer. Alan developed BCIT’s first card game, that is fast, simple, easy to teach, and also informative, which features all the various parts of BCIT’s SMART Microgrid research. This game helps people not only understand but get excited about the technology – come and play!

September 19th, 11:30-12:30 p.m.BCIT Burnaby Campus Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

BCIT Student Innovation Challenge

Got a bright idea? Joe Boyd and Sandra Jette join us from the Applied Research Liaison Office to talk about the challenge, how to enter and available prizes.

September 20th, 3:15-3:30 p.m.BCIT Burnaby Campus Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

IEEE presentation

Michael Shapiro presentation on the IEEE Explore Digital Library and the value of IEEE student branches

September 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.mBCIT Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

Meet the Tutors

Join us to meet this year’s group of writing and peer tutors over coffee and a bite to eat.

Learn how tutoring can help you succeed at BCIT.

Free peer tutoring and writing support 7 days/week

September 20th, 2:30-4:30 p.m.BCIT Burnaby Campus Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Michael Shapiro from IEEE joins us again this year to demo advanced use of IEE Explore Digital Library.

The Presentation will show the importance of using professional search strategies (and please don’t think that Google is all you need), the value of professional organizations, IEEE Student Branches, and using IEEE to further career goals via networking and on-going technical education. Pizza will be provided.

September 20th, 3:30 -4:30 p.m.BCIT Burnaby Campus Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

Demo a Day

Curious about the new technology available in the Library?

Each day we’ll be featuring a new technology. Come out and see a 3D printer in action, test out the Hololens or Vive or see what the Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits are all about.

All week 12-2 p.m.BCIT Burnaby Campus Library3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2More information

Chilliwack

Knit one, Knit all!

Pack up your needles and yarn and head to the library! Our Tuesday afternoon DROP IN knitting group is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with fellow knitters. See you there! For adults.

September 18st, 1-2:30 p.m.Chilliwack Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library45860 First Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7K1More information

Ferment and culture your way to health

Cultured and fermented foods are a healthy and delicious addition to any diet. Join health food enthusiast Monika Serwa to learn about safe home fermenting and culturing, and the historical traditions around the world of these classic but easy food preparation techniques. Monika’s demonstrations will lead you through the basics and you’ll take home some great ideas to try in your own kitchen. For adults.

September 19th, 1-2:30 p.m.Chilliwack Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library45860 First Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7K1More information

LEGO club

Love LEGO? Come play, create, and experiment. We have the LEGO, you bring your imagination! LEGO club is a fun time for kids ages 7 to 12 so come on in and join us after school. Psst – girls are welcome too. Limited to 15 attendees. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

September 20th, 3-4:30 p.m.Chilliwack Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library45860 First Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7K1More information

Crafternoon: T-Shirt Art!

Nothing to do for the Pro-D day? Join us at the library for your Pro-D Day Crafternoon. Make some cool art- to wear! Come to the library and decorate a T-shirt to take home! Love the look? Take a cool picture with your creation with our Green Screen! For school aged kids through teens.

September 22nd, 2-4 p.m.Chilliwack Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library45860 First Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7K1More information

Spin, Pop, Boom!

You will be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry. For ages 5 to 10 years old.

September 23rd, 11-11:45 a.m.Sardis Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library5819 Tyson Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2RMore information

Coquitlam

Let’s Talk Science!

Join the outstanding team from Simon Fraser University’s Let’s Talk Science program for some fun! Explore different concepts with hands-on activities! This is an all ages, engaging, interactive experience that is perfect for sparking your curiosity. This program is free. Drop in any time from 1 – 4:30pm.

September 23rd, 1-4:30 p.mCoquitlam Public Library575 Poirier St. Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A9More information

Courtenay

Science Literacy Week: Lego Robotics

Interested in coding? Want to learn about Lego robots? Register for a hands-on workshop for Lego robots and programming. For ages 9 and older. To register, email courtenay@virl.bc.ca or call 250-334-3369 ext. 4. In partnership with North Island College’s Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation (CARTI) and Navigate NIDES. More information at http://virl.bc.ca/event/science-literacy-week-lego-robotics

September 20, 4-5:30 p.m.Courtenay Branch – Vancouver Island Regional Library300 6th St, Courtenay, BC V9N 9V9More information

Science Literacy Week: 3D Printing

Join us at the library for a fascinating look into the world of 3D printing and how this exciting technology is poised to impact individuals, businesses, and communities. 3D printing expert Bartosz Bos will outline 3D printing’s journey from an obscure prototyping method to the leading democratizer of digital and decentralized fabrication, with an engaging slideshow describing the history and early applications of 3D printing. See examples of real 3D prints and watch a live demonstration of a desktop 3D Printer producing a part, on-site! A Q&A session will follow the live demonstration. More information at http://virl.bc.ca/event/science-literacy-week-3d-printing

September 23, 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Courtenay Branch – Vancouver Island Regional Library300 6th St, Courtenay, BC V9N 9V9More information

Science Literacy Week: Valley Families Let’s Get Experimental!

Put on your labcoat and let’s get experimental! Try your hand at a variety of different science activities at the Courtenay Library branch, including Lego bridge building, and making ice cream in a bag. ValleyFamilies is a range of family-friendly activities hosted by a variety of community organizations and local businesses from 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays. All activities are free, fun and guaranteed to make you smile. This ValleyFamilies event is sponsored by Success by Six, Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island, and Vancouver Island Regional Library, Courtenay branch. More information at http://virl.bc.ca/event/science-literacy-week-valley-families-lets-get-experimental

September 23, 2-4 p.m.Courtenay Branch – Vancouver Island Regional Library300 6th St, Courtenay, BC V9N 9V9More information

Delta

The Great Paper Airplane Contest

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with a little aerodynamic fun! Come to the library to learn what makes planes fly and be prepared to test your paper airplane making skills. For school aged kids.

September 18th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Ladner Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library4683 51 St, Delta, BC V4K 2V8More information

Preschool storytime

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Join us for a special science edition of Storytime for Science Literacy Week.

September 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Ladner Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library4683 51 St, Delta, BC V4K 2V8More information

Come meet SPhero SPRK+

Sphero SPRK+ is a small robotic ball that you control with a smartphone or tablet. Make it roll around, change colours or run a program that your create yourself. Visit the library and give it a try! For school aged kids.

September 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Ladner Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library4683 51 St, Delta, BC V4K 2V8More information

Lego Club

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with LEGO. We provide the LEGO, you bring your imagination! Come play, create, and experiment. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult

September 21st, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Fraser Valley Regional Library, George Mackie Branch8440 112 St, Delta, BC V4C 4W9More information

Come meet SPhero SPRK+

Sphero SPRK+ is a small robotic ball that you control with a smartphone or tablet. Make it roll around, change colours or run a program that your create yourself. Visit the library and give it a try! For school aged kids.

September 21st, 7-8 p.m.Ladner Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library4683 51 St, Delta, BC V4K 2V8More information

Travel the World: Photo fun with the Green Screen

Drop in and pose for individual or group shots in a jungle, the Moon, Hogwarts and other exotic locations with the exciting new Green Screen technology and enjoy other fun activities. Open to people of all ages. Photos will be emailed to participants.

September 22nd, 1:30-4:30 p.m.George Mackie Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library8440 112 St, Delta, BC V4C 4W9More information

LEGO club

Love LEGO? We provide the LEGO, you bring your imagination! Come play, create, and experiment. LEGO Club is a fun afternoon program for kids. For school aged kids. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult.

September 22nd, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Ladner Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library4683 51 St, Delta, BC V4K 2V8More information

Enderby

Electrifying Fun!

With Little Bits and a science experiment running simultaneously in honour of science literacy week

September 22nd, 3:30 p.mEnderby Branch – Okanagan Regional Library514 Cliff Ave, Enderby, BC V0E 1V4More information

Hope

Science Storytime

Come play! A crow and some water displacement, what grows (and what doesn’t), and some pinecone music!? Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime – children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Join us for a special science edition of Storytime for Science Literacy Week.

September 20nd, 9:30-10:45 a.m.Hope Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library1005 6 Ave, Hope, BC V0X 1L4More information

Kamloops

Science World at the Big Little Science Centre

The Science World On The Road team will be at the Big Little Science Centre in Kamloops to support their first adult evening event.

September 22ndBig Little Science Centre
655 Holt St, Kamloops, BC V2B 5G2
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LEGO! Construction Day

Megablox, MagNext, more! All day long amazing building materials will be out for creative builders.

September 22nd, 10-4 p.mBig Little Science Centre655 Holt St, Kamloops, BC V2B 5G2More information

Science Night Out

Join us Friday September 22, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., for super amazing fun science activities, shows, drinks, food and so much more. Science World will present special shows; we will do a Bang Up Chemistry Show (with dry ice too).

The brand new exhibit “Microbes aRt Us” will be open with art tours and artist talks.

Try out different ways to make things move; including yourself as you bounce around in the giant Zorbs.

Come prepared to ‘DO’ science, try out science exhibits, and generally Get Your Geek On. All activities, one free drink, snacks and more are included with your ticket.

Tickets are $40 each; all proceeds go towards running the science centre. Cash Bar. A +19 event. Be prepared to spin for door prizes, try out the 50:50 draw and more.

Tickets are at the BIG Little Science Centre or may be purchased by phone. 655 Holt Street, 250-554-2572.

September 22nd, 7-11 p.m.Big Little Science Centre655 Holt St, Kamloops, BC V2B 5G2More information

Kamloops Community Science Celebration

The Community Science Celebration in Kamloops will take place at and with the Big Little Science Centre. The Celebration is a showcase of the community for the community. Join us for this FREE exciting community enriching day to enjoy shows, demonstrations and an opportunity to meet people in your community doing cool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) every day.

September 23rdBig Little Science Centre
655 Holt St, Kamloops, BC V2B 5G2
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Microbes aRt Us: Art of Science Exhibition

For the public to view and discover, Microbes aRt Us is a “creative answer for using art and cave microbiology in community outreach.” Dr. Ann Cheeptham, Associate Professor of Microbiology at Thompson Rivers University, challenged her students to represent the very tiny organisms they were studying in larger visual formats for the public to explore. These stunning artistic pieces, detailing small microbial life, are the amazing results for you to enjoy.

September 23rd, 1-3 p.mBig Little Science Centre655 Holt St, Kamloops, BC V2B 5G2More information

BIG Little Science Centre’s Travel Booth

Explore the world of pond water using microscopes, hand lenses and all of your senses.
Discover what the water contains and how it supports an ecosystem of many amazing animals.

September 24th, 10-2 p.mRiverside Park100 Lorne St, Kamloops, BCMore information

Langley

Lunch with TED – Science on the Brain

Have lunch with TED Talks for Science Literacy Week! Listen to fascinating stories about the brain from psychologist Dan Gilbert and brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor. Bring your lunch and the library will supply drinks. Everyone welcome.

September 18th, 12-1 p.m.City of Langley Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B3More information

Science Storytime & Craft: It Came from Outer Space!

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime – children and caregivers will enjoy a half-hour of interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Join us for a special science edition of Storytime for Science Literacy Week, followed by a simple craft. For preschoolers.

September 19th, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Muriel Arnason Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library20338 65 Ave, Langley, BC V2Y 3E3More information

Lunch with TED – Elon Musk’s World of Technology

Have lunch with TED Talks for Science Literacy Week! Listen to fascinating stories about the brain from psychologist Dan Gilbert and brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor. Bring your lunch and the library will supply drinks. Everyone welcome.

September 20th, 12-1 p.m.City of Langley Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B3More information

Children’s STREAM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are. Come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, reading, engineering, art, math, and more!

September 21th, 10:30-11 a.m.City of Langley Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B3More information

Science Storytime: Rainbow Magic

Enjoy preschool stories and rhymes that explore colours of the rainbow! Please call (604) 888-0722 or visit the library to register. Suitable for ages 3 to 6 years.

September 21st, 3:30-4:15 p.m.Fort Langley Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library9167 Glover Rd, Langley, BC V1M 2R6More information

It’s a Bug’s life

Discover arthropods for Science Literacy Week and the important role these creepy-crawly creatures play in our world. Be a bug detective when aquatic bugs are brought to the library! All ages welcome, please call (604) 514-2850 or visit the library to register.

September 21th, 3:30-4:45 p.m.City of Langley Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B3More information

Introducing…Makey Makey!

Learn what a Makey Makey is, and give it a whirl! First, use your own artistic skills to create an animal from pipe cleaners. Then, using Makey Makey, give your animal the power to use its voice. All ages welcome – adults will have just as much fun as children.

September 22nd, 2-3 p.m.City of Langley Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B3More information

Maple Ridge

A Starry Night at the Library

Join us for an evening of stargazing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Learn about the universe around you, see it for yourself using your naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, and prepare to reconnect with the night sky. Everyone Welcome.

September 19th, 7-8:30 p.m.Maple Ridge Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 7X7More information

The Great Egg Drop

In honor of Science Literacy Week, we challenge you to put your scientific engineering skills to the test. Create a container to protect an egg for a 25 foot drop, and then test your invention in the foyer of the library! All materials supplied. For kids in Grades 3 to 7. Register beginning Sept 1. Please call (604) 467-7417 or visit the library.

September 20th, 3-4:30 p.m.Maple Ridge Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 7X7More information

Madeira Park

EarthFair Bookstore Display Booth and Science Literature ‘Read In’

Stop by the big white tent to visit with community members and scientists in action showcasing careers in marine science, marine engineering and technology. Get comfortable in the PODS reading room with a fine selection of science literature, environmental literature and field guides while listening to whale songs.

September 18-20thEarthFair Store12887 Madeira Park Rd,
Madeira Park, BC V0N 2H1
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Mission

STEAM Station: Ants at the library

Interested in insects? In September the library has set up an ant habitat. Learn all about ants and watch them work. Everyone welcome.

All September and OctoberMission Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library33247 2nd Ave, Mission, BC V2V 1J9More information

LEGO club

Love LEGO? We provide the LEGO, you bring your imagination! Come play, create, and experiment.

September 19th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Mission Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library33247 2nd Ave, Mission, BC V2V 1J9More information

Nanaimo

Mobile Mass Spectrometry LabLab

Drop by and tour the latest instrument to theApplied Environment Research Labs (AERL)- a-state-of-the-art mobile research facility for real-time, high precision chemical measurements related to air and water.

September 18th, 11-2 p.m.Outside the VIU Library900 Fourth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 7B4More information

Kitchen Chemistry: Making an Ocean in a Bottle

Join us for a crafty chemistry lesson on how oil, water, and solids interact. Participants will be making their very own “ocean in a bottle” to take home. We will provide all the materials. Suitable for ages 5 –
12, younger with parents.

Monday, September 18th, 6 p.m.Nanaimo Harbourfront Library – Vancouver Island Regional Library90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4More information

Levelling the STEM field – being inclusive is good for everyone: Presentation and Film

This film & talk event is hosted by Robyn Quinn, the Chair of Island Women in Science and Technology (iWIST), who is passionate about building diversity in the STEM sector. In this capacity, she’s launched many events, including a conference for women in STEM, Leading the Way, aimed at creating leadership opportunities for women who wish to build their networks and their own skills.

Talk : What are the benefits and challenges of diversity in STEM? Learn how a toxic culture can stifle growth, where the dangerous path of group think can take you and ways you can make a difference in your own organizations.

Film : Code: Debugging the Gender Gap provides the history of how women originally dominated careers in computing science and profiles inspirational pioneers. It then examines their consequent decline in the 1980s, questions the science’s lack of ethnic and gender diversity, and explores strategies for future change. Since coding has become ubiquitous in most 21st century disciplines, proponents recommend the acquisition of coding skills in all fields of study.

September 18th, 5:30-8 p.m.Vancouver Island University, Building 356, Room 109900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5More information

How Stuff Works: The Science of Everyday Appliances

Ever wonder how stuff works? Are you curious about what’s inside your keyboard, toaster, or television? Come take apart some everyday appliances and learn about the different parts inside of them. Suitable for ages 8 – 16, younger with parents.

Tuesday, September 19th, 6 p.m.Nanaimo Harbourfront Library – Vancouver Island Regional Library90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4More information

Movie Night: Life Off Grid, A Film About Disconnecting

“A two-year journey exploring the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect. Life Off Grid is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results.” Running Time: 86 mins

Tuesday, September 19th, 6 p.m.Nanaimo Harbourfront Library – Vancouver Island Regional Library90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4More information

Engineering Challenge: Egg Drop

Looking for a scientific challenge? Come learn about gravity with a hands-on approach. Your task is to create a structure that will protect an egg from a drop off our second floor. We will provide all the materials. Winners will be entered to win prizes! Suitable for ages 8 – 16, younger with parents.

Wednesday, September 20th, 6 p.m.Nanaimo Harbourfront Library – Vancouver Island Regional Library90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4More information

Cryptography and Breaking Codes: Presentation and Film

Presentation: Cryptography, the Art of Breaking Codes (Guest Speaker, Dave Bigelow, VIU Math Department)

Film : Codebreakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes. A documentary about Bill Tutte, a mathematician at Bletchley Park who, with the aid of engineer Tommy Flowers, broke a code much tougher than Enigma. This discovery enabled the British to hack into Hitler’s communications network, helping to win the war and usher in the age of computers. (Host, Jacobus Swarts, VIU Math Department)

September 20th, 5-7:30 p.m.Outside the VIU Library900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5More information

Science Themed Storytime

Join us for a half hour of scientific adventure through songs, stories, and rhymes. Practice your early literacy skills while picking up a few scientific facts along the way. Suitable for ages 0 – 5.

Thursday, September 21st, 10 a.m.Nanaimo Harbourfront Library – Vancouver Island Regional Library90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4More information

Climate Science and Beyond Climate Change: Presentations

Guest Speakers: Erik Krogh (VIU Chemistry) and other VIU faculty

1) Climate Science – The Unfolding Story

A review of the scientific method with an emphasis on the human element of problem solving and particular reference to the challenges of understanding complex natural systems like the Earth’s climate. The presentation emphasizes the importance of reproducible observation, measurement, imagination, creativity and critical thinking in good scientific practice and examines the role of skepticism and debate as scientific theories and models evolve. Presenters use several example exercises to introduce the audience to criteria used to evaluate the credibility of information sources including the role of peer-review.

2) Beyond Climate Change

A review of compelling arguments to develop and adopt sustainable energy options above and beyond the issue of global warming, including the impacts on air quality, marine acidification, peak oil and the conservation of carbon reserves for manufactured goods. It provides an introduction to emerging topics in the science and technology of carbon neutral energy alternatives, including innovations in new materials, organic polymers, bio-mimetic photosynthesis, hydrogen production and storage. This is a good follow up presentation to the Science of Climate Change for advanced audiences. It is an inspiring invitation for students to become part of the solution through advances in science and engineering.

September 21st, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Vancouver Island University, Building 355, Room 203900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5More information

Inventing with Little Bits

Calling all future inventors! If you have a vision, we have the parts and know-how. Come and build your creation using littleBits, which are easy-to- use electronic building blocks. Not sure what to build? We can help with that too. Suitable for ages 7 – 13, younger with parents.

Friday, September 22nd, 3:30-5 p.m.Nanaimo Harbourfront Library – Vancouver Island Regional Library90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4More information

Central Vancouver Island: 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.Vancouver Island University, 900 fifth street900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5More information

Hidden Figures Film Screening

Film – A Hollywood movie based on the historic account of how a trio of African-American female mathematicians, against a backdrop of racism and prejudice, played a crucial role in helping Nasa put John Glenn into space in a race against the Russians. He orbited the Earth in 1962. (Host, Cameron Hoffman-McGaw, Librarian)

September 22nd, 6-9:30 p.m.Vancouver Island University, Building 356, Room 109900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5More information

Nelson

National Learn to Code Day 2017

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

Sept. 23rd, 10-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Okanagan

Frequencies Podcast

A series of podcasts featuring UBC Okangan Researchers criticallydiscussing the implications of their research, how they communicate their ideas, and how we as a society respond.

September 18thUBC Okanagan Library3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7More information

Show me something I’ve never seen before

Come and learn about local science inquiry and initiatives in-person. Display tables will be setup for visitors to interact with students, groups, and researchers presenting on a variety of subjects.Active participation is a must!

September 19th, 11-2:30 p.m. and September 21st, 11-1 p.m.UBC Okanagan Library3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7More information

Slime

Come and join Deb at the library for a crafty Wednesday afternoon at the library to make your own Slime and then take it home.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2:30-4:30 p.m.Armstrong Branch – Okanagan Regional Library
3305 Smith Dr #1, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B1
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Oyama

Little Bits

Explore the world of electricity, build circuits, and invent robot gadgets that actually work!

September 19th, 3-6 p.m.Oyama Library – Okanagan Regional Library15718 Oyama Road, Oyama, BC V4V 2E1More information

Microscope Detectives

Explore the world of electricity, build circuits, and invent robot gadgets that actually work!

September 19th, 7-8 p.m.Oyama Library – Okanagan Regional Library15718 Oyama Road, Oyama, BC V4V 2E1More information

Little Bits

Explore the world of electricity, build circuits, and invent robot gadgets that actually work!

September 21st, 3-6 p.m.Oyama Library – Okanagan Regional Library15718 Oyama Road, Oyama, BC V4V 2E1More information

APEG engineering showcase

“The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC will be visiting again with more mind-blowing engineering activities! Felix Menu, P. Eng. will be discussing the role of engineers and geoscientists in society, followed by a hands-on construction challenge. Felix is an executive member of the local APEGBC branch. He is a mechanical engineer with 15 years of industry experience. (Ages 8-12 yrs)”

September 21st, 7-8 p.m.Oyama Library – Okanagan Regional Library15718 Oyama Road, Oyama, BC V4V 2E1More information

Peachland

STEAM activity

You Can Engineer a Straw Tower, Create with LEGO Build a Marshmallow Launcher OR be an Artist Please call to register or go online at Peachland Library

September 21st/22nd – 2-4 p.m.Peachland Library – Okanagan Regional Library#40 Village Mall, 5500 Clements Crescent, Peachland, BC V0H 1X5More information

Pitt Meadows

Flying High

Balloon Powered Aircraft with the Fraser Valley Makerspace will be at the Pitt Meadows Library. Come join us and build your own balloon powered aircraft, see whose will fly the furthest. For kids aged 8 to 12 years. Please call (604) 465-4113 or visit the library to register.

September 18th, 3-4:30 p.m.Pitt Meadows Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library12099 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 0E5More information

Port Coquitlam

Scratch Programming Workshop

Celebrate Science Literacy week and learn to use Scratch. Scratch is a visual programming language that was developed at MIT. With Scratch you can create animations, video games, or even program robotic devices! Scratch is free open source software that can be accessed online with virtually any type of computer or mobile device. This workshop is instructed by Fraser Valley Makerspace. For ages 8-13. Registration opens August 22. Please call (604) 927-7999 or visit the library.

September 23th, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Terry Fox Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library2470 Mary Hill Rd, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B1More information

Prince George

New Live Science Demo

Join the Exploration Place for one NEW live spectacular stage show per day!

All week – daily at 11:30 a.m.The Exploration Place333 Becott Pl, Prince George, BC V2N 4V7More information

Queen Charlotte

Youth Events- Science Literacy Week

Come learn about the journey of a bird from egg to adulthood, and the challenges along the way. This full day is designed to engage youth (gr. 5-8) in the life of a bird, the world of scientific research and the spirit of volunteerism! Snacks and Lunch provided!

September 17th, 9-3 p.mOld Massett Youth Centre- Laskeek Bay Conservation Society3207 Wharf Way, Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0More information

Evening Talk

This evening will celebrate scientific research happening on Haida Gwaii through a series of short presentations. Local researchers and citizen scientists will talk about their research, their findings and what the process has meant to them along the way.

September 19th, 7-8:30 p.mHaida Heritage Centre – Laskeek Bay Conservation Society3207 Wharf Way, Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0More information

Youth Events- Science Literacy Week

Come learn about the journey of a bird from egg to adulthood, and the challenges along the way. This full day is designed to engage youth (gr. 5-8) in the life of a bird, the world of scientific research and the spirit of volunteerism! Snacks and Lunch provided!

September 24th, 9-3 p.mSkidegate Youth Centre – Laskeek Bay Conservation Society3207 Wharf Way, Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0More information

Salmon Arm

STEAM Adventure

September 19thSalmon Arm Branch – Okanagan Regional Library1151 10 Ave SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1T3More information

Summerland

Tour of the Universe

Join Colleen O’Hare from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as she takes you on a tour of the universe!

September 27th, 1:15 p.mSummerland Branch – Okanagan Regional Library9533 Main St, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0More information

Tofino

Beach Cleanup with Royal Roads University

With Wickinninish school

September 22ndWickinninish SchoolMore information

Evening Presentation

A community ocean science evening presentation with the Raincoast Education Society and the Royal Roads University PromoScience team

September 22ndTofino Botanical Gardens1084 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0More information

Vancouver

Researchers Revealed

Research is happening right now, right here at the Biodiversity Research Centre. Discover the questions scientists are asking about our world and explore how they are answering them.
Included with museum admission or membership. This exhibition is open throughout Science Literacy Week

All weekBeaty Biodiversity Museum
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
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UBC Biodiversity Research Tour

We have learned so much about our world in recent times, yet so much remains to be discovered. On this tour, expand your knowledge of biodiversity and discover how UBC researchers are helping to solve some modern-day mysteries of the natural world. Stories highlight microscopic diversity, how species evolve, how organisms interact in ecosystems, and how our actions can affect future biodiversity.

Tuesday – Sunday – 3 p.m; Saturday/Sunday – 11:30 a.m.Beaty Biodiversity Museum
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
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Vancouver Community Science Celebration Weekend

The Community Science Celebration will include eye-popping science shows, demonstrations, challenges and an opportunity to meet people in your community doing cool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) every day.

September 16-17th, 10-6 p.m.Science World1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7More information

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Canadian Science and Scientists

Learn how to edit and create entries in Wikipedia, and contribute to what we know about Canadian science and scientists. UBC Library in partnership with CTLT, BCIT, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, SFU and BCcampus.

September 18th, 12-3 p.m.UBC – Woodward Library2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3More information

Planetary Science lab tour

On this tour of the Planetary Science Lab, we’ll show you which planets UBC scientists are currently studying, you’ll learn how to design a mission to space and have a “Behind the Science” peek at the cutting edge discoveries happening in our Solar System right now.

Monday, September 18th, 4-5 p.m.Pacific Museum of the Earth – UBC campus
6339 Stores Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B4
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Science Literacy Week: Everything we don’t know about the Universe explained

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson team up to explain everything we DON’T know about the Universe, from cosmic rays and dark matter to time travel and the Big Bang.

In partnership with TRIUMF and Science World.

September 18th, 7-8:30 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1More information

IEEE Author Workshop

Find out how to publish with IEEE and how the UBC Library can support you in the writing process.

September 19th, 9-11 a.m.UBC – Kaiser Building2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 19th, 11:15-11:45 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Joe Fortes Branch870 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8More information

Science Expo

Experience the amazing science at UBC and in our community. There will be robots, 3D printing, biological specimens, button making, a Living Library, and much more! This year we’ll be featuring our new Seed Lending Library.

September 19th, 12-3 p.m.UBC – Woodward Library2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3More information

Living Library

During the Science Expo, a Living Library will be held. This event will have people standing in for books. Borrow a living book and learn about each book’s inspiring research!

September 19th, 1-3 p.m.UBC – Woodward Library2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3More information

Living Library

You can borrow a living book and learn about each book’s inspiring research!

September 19th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Mount Pleasant Branch2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3More information

Fluid Dynamics lab tour

On this tour of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab, you’ll learn how UBC volcanologists study some of Earth’s most catastrophic volcanic events in the laboratory. We’ll discuss how and why volcanoes erupt, using the famous 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens as an example. Don’t miss this special “Behind the Science” glimpse at how volcanologists simulate volcanic eruptions in the lab.

Tuesday, September 19th, 4-5 p.m.Pacific Museum of the Earth – UBC campus
6339 Stores Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B4
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Let’s Go Batty!

Is Vancouver too cold for bats? Are they in the rodent family? Do they hunger for human blood? Debunk the many myths about bats in British Columbia by joining this guided tour in Stanley Park. Walk beneath the twilight sky to catch the flapping silhouettes of the world’s only true flying mammal!

Meet us at the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion to begin with an indoor presentation.
Pre-registration – $5 members / $10 non-members
Drop-in – $7 members / $12.50 non-members

September 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, Salmonberry Room610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4More information

Cafe Scientifique: A Look At The Role Of Art In Science

Join us for discussion and dessert as we hear from artists, researchers and academic professionals about the role art has played in scientific research.

September 19th, 7-9 p.m.Science World1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7More information

Science Literacy Week: Toddler Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. For parents and caregivers with their toddlers. For ages 18 months to 3 years.

September 20th, 10-10:30 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Terry Salman Branch4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 20th, 10:15-10:45 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Renfrew Branch2969 E 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5M 2Y3More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 20th, 10:15-10:45 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Kensington Branch1428 Cedar Cottage Mews, Vancouver, BC V5N 5Z1More information

Science Literacy Week: Toddler Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. For parents and caregivers with their toddlers. For ages 18 months to 3 years.

September 20th, 11-11:30 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Terry Salman Branch4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 20th, 11:15-11:45 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Kensington Branch1428 Cedar Cottage Mews, Vancouver, BC V5N 5Z1More information

Science Literacy Week: Electric Bugs

For your next backyard adventure, build your own battery-powered bug. Connect the circuits and watch it glow! Please contact the branch to register. For Grades 4-7.

September 20th,3:30-4:30 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Dunbar Branch4515 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2G7More information

Science Literacy Week: Heroes and Boss Baddies: Build your own video game

Learn how to plot, storyboard and build your own video game. In this hands-on program, you’ll design one level of a video game and bring your creations to life using library iPads and Bloxels.
Please contact the branch to register. For Grades 3-7.

September 20th, 3:30-5 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Kensington Branch1428 Cedar Cottage Mews, Vancouver, BC V5N 5Z1More information

Wonder Speakers Series

Author, teacher and experienced counselor, Dr. Deborah MacNamara speaks about the emotional implications of play.

September 20th, 6-8:30 p.m.Science World1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7More information

Et Al Too!: The Ultimate Bar Science Night

You like science? You like drinking while sciencing? In Vancouver there are many options to get educated and inspired through science, art, and culture in a casual bar setting outside of universities. There’s Nerd Nite which focuses on nerdy lectures in the Fox Cabaret, Anecdotal Evidence a science based storytelling show, Curiosity Collider which creates events that bring together artists and scientists, as well as Cafe Scientifique the long running series which focuses on one single speaker to engage in discussions while at the bar, and just this past we have been introduced to Science Slam, a poetry slam-inspired science communication competition!
September 20th at the Fox Cabaret, all five institutions will team for the ultimate bar science night, Et al. This show is one night only, and not to be missed, and plus it’s Science Literacy Week to boot! Last year this event sold out very quickly, so don’t miss out!

Wednesday, September 20th, 7 – 10 p.m.Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T
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Education Library Mini Science Expo

Drop by to see a display of Canadian Science Books for Kids, Seed Lending Library, Sky Water Earth Learning Playlists, and Science & Math Videos For All.

September 21st, 12:30-1:30 p.mUBC – Scarfe Building2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 21th, 2-2:30 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Marpole Branch8386 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z7More information

Science Literacy Week: Biome Bonanza!

Explore biomes such as forests and deserts! Make a mini model and learn about plants and creatures with iPads.
For grades K-7. Please contact the branch to register.

September 21th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Hastings Branch2674 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6More information

Geochemistry lab tour

On this tour of the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research, you’ll see where geochemists solve big questions using very tiny and precise measurements. We’ll stroll through our cleanrooms, checkout some of our world class instruments, learn how they work, as well as see a live demo of our lab’s MicroMill. Don’t miss this special “Behind the Science” look into our geochemist’s playground.

Thursday, September 21st, 4-5 p.m.Pacific Museum of the Earth – UBC campus
6339 Stores Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B4
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Teacher’s Night Out

Enjoy free access to explore our engaging exhibit galleries during Teachers’ Night Out! Access quality resources and network with colleagues at this evening just for you.

September 21st, 5-8:30 p.m.Science World1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7More information

Cosmic Nights: Saturnalia

The incredible 20 year Cassini mission to Saturn is finally ending so let’s honour it by having a party! In ancient Roman times they honoured the deity Saturn with a celebration called Saturnalia, Cosmic Nights is back at the Space Centre! Discover the wonders of the universe – over drinks! Join us Thursday, January 26th for Cosmic Nights: Saturnalia a party for the adventurer in all of us! This is a 19+ event. 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Drinks | Music | Games | Demonstrations I Lecture I Planetarium 7:30 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. – Planetarium Show: Journey to Saturn Twenty years ago the Cassini spacecraft left Earth on its journey to the ringed planet. In this live planetarium show, we’ll take you on Cassini’s journey to Saturn, and all of the stops it made along the way, including the extensive moon system where we found Enceladus and Titan. Over the course of those twenty years, Cassini has made some incredible discoveries which we’ll showcase in this beautiful planetarium journey! 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – Saturn Lecture – Dr. Aaron Boley – UBC Saturn is a rich, active world that captures the imaginations of astronomers and the public alike. The system gives precious clues how planets, big and small, are assembled. Saturn’s inner workings can be used to extend our understanding of physical processes far from conditions experienced on Earth. The planet’s extensive ring and moon system is a treasure trove for studying orbital dynamics with implications for the types of interactions that can occur during planet formation. The system’s moons are diverse and are potential laboratories for investigating the origin of life.

Thursday, September 21st, 6:30 – 10 p.m.H.R. MacMillan Space Centre1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9More information

ACEC 2016 Awards for Engineering Excellence Display

The exhibit is comprised of static displays, which promote the various winning projects from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies 2016 Awards for Engineering Excellence competition.

September 22ndScience World1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7More information

Science Literacy Week: Biome Bonanza!

Explore biomes such as forests and deserts! Make a mini model and learn about plants and creatures with iPads.
For grades K-7. Please contact the branch to register.

September 22nd, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Renfrew Branch2969 E 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5M 2Y3More 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 22nd, 10-12 p.mNew Westminster Public Library716 6th Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3More information

Science Literacy Week: Heroes and Boss Baddies: Build your own video game

Learn how to plot, storyboard and build your own video game. In this hands-on program, you’ll design one level of a video game and bring your creations to life using library iPads and Bloxels.
Please contact the branch to register. For Grades 3-7.

September 22nd, 1:30-3 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1More information

Science Literacy Week: Electric Bugs

For your next backyard adventure, build your own battery-powered bug. Connect the circuits and watch it glow! Please contact the branch to register. For Grades 4-7.

September 22nd, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Champlain Heights Branch7110 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 4W2More information

Science Literacy Week: Crime Scene Investigation

Want to be a detective? This library crime scene will show you how to collect and analyze evidence and figure out ‘whodunit’. You’ll even receive a Detective 101 badge!

September 22nd, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Marpole Branch8386 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z7More information

OmniGlobe

The finale event of our Science Literacy Week will highlight the Pacific Museum of Earth’s OmniGlobe—one of our permanent exhibits and Canada’s first and only OmniGlobe. In this exclusive show & tell, you’ll be guided by one of our Educational Leaders through images and animations of planets, real time weather,
ocean currents, tsunami wave height data, forest fires, ancient ice coverage, plate tectonics, and much more.

Friday, September 22nd, 4-5 p.m.Pacific Museum of the Earth – UBC campus
6339 Stores Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B4
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What is Data Science? A day of creative thinking and exploring data.

Are you interested in learning how you can apply coding to understand the world around you? Coding and computer science play a large role in all fields of science today. In this full day youth workshop you will learn great skills that will come in handy no matter what career path you choose. After this workshop you will be able to use information that is all around us to create new knowledge. In this full day workshop you will: Learn from experts in fields such as bioinformatics, computer programming, biodiversity, and more. Play with real data collected throughout the day, scientific research and publically available data. Explore the concepts behind coding that will make you a better coder no matter your skill level. Use your new skills to solve a mystery!

Saturday, September 23rd, 9-4:30 p.m.Science World
1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
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Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 23rd, 10-10:30 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Terry Salman Branch4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4More information

Let’s Save the Planet-

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Vancouver Branch has partnered with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Sustainability Committee to organize “Let’s Save the Planet” as part of this year’s Science Literacy week.

“Let’s Save the Planet” event will showcase the benefits of sustainable practices to kids and families. The event aims to encourage kids to learn about environmental issues and to think about the consequences of their purchases, choices and behaviors and how it can impact the future of our planet.

September 23rd, 10-3 p.m.Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch
350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
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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.Telus Garden510 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3 CanadaMore 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, 10:15-4:30 p.m.The University of British Columbia Room 301 (Lillooet Room), Irvin K. Barber Learning Centre1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 CanadaMore information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 23rd, 11-11:30 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Dunbar Branch4515 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2G7More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 23rd, 11-11:30 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Terry Salman Branch4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 23rd, 11:15-11:45 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Joe Fortes Branch870 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 23rd, 11:15-11:45 a.m.Vancouver Public Library, Renfrew Branch2969 E 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5M 2Y3More information

Applied Science: The Science of Cider

September 24th, evening eventScience World1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7More information

Food Literacy Day

Growing food in a sustainable way means adopting practices that produce more with less, use natural resources wisely and reduce food losses. Join us along with local organizations concerned with food security as we explore the food cycle, food rescue and minimizing food waste with hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, and information sharing.

September 24th, 10-4 p.m.Science World1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7More information

Science Literacy Week: Family Storytime

Explore the magic of science! Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the library with stories, songs, and rhymes. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together with their parents and caregivers.

September 24th, 3-3:30 p.m.Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1More information

KPU Science World speaker series

Bob Dylan was right when he wrote the times they are a changing. But how we experience those times also changes throughout our lifetimes, according to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) psychology instructor, Dr. Daniel Bernstein. It’s known as social cognition—how we think in social situations—and Bernstein shares its secrets at the next installment of the KPU Science World Speaker series with a talk aptly titled, I Knew It And So Did You! Social Cognition Across The Lifespan.

September 25th, 7-9 p.m.Science World1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7More information

Vernon

Pollinators of the Okanagan

Respecting our land an environment includes being knowledgeable about the creatures we share the land with and knowing how to protect them. This half hour talk will cover the importance of local pollinators, their habitat requirements, and how we can help preserve them and the services they provide. Join us for an interactive discussion surrounding respecting the environment and the role we play.

September 21st, 6 p.m.Heritage Hall2704 Highway 6, Vernon, B.C.More information

Victoria

Be-dazzled by stars in bright sunshine!

Given the recent excitement over the ‘Great American Solar Eclipse 2017’, we will explore the life of our Sun in detail using two specially adapted telescopes. One will project an image of the Sun to show sunspots and other surface features. The second will have a special filter, which will permit us to peer directly and safely at the Sun to see any prominences in the solar corona and coronal mass ejections, if any. We will also have a spectrograph to show the spectrum of sunlight and the ‘fingerprints’ of various chemicals, which permit astronomers to infer the age, surface gravity and chemical make up of stars. In addition, we will use our 32” DFM telescope to look at planets and bright stars even in the dazzle of the bright autumn sunshine! The event will run as an open house, no pre-registration necessary. Astronomers will be present to answer your questions and lead the discussions.
(Note: Weather dependent. Rain checks handed out if cloudy or worse!)

September 18th, 2-4 p.m.UVic Observatory – 5th floor Bob Wright Building3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2More information

Seaquaria Educator Workshop

The Seaquaria Ocean Education program is entering its 19th year this September and to celebrate we’re heading back to school! Since 1998 World Fisheries Trust has installed almost 40 unique Seaquaria – self-contained saltwater aquaria which are stocked with local marine life – in BC schools. These provide a unique glimpse into underwater life in the comfort of a school setting and a convenient focal tool that builds deep connections between the K-12 curriculum and lifelong environmental stewardship skills. In this back-to-school refresher workshop, we will focus on providing resources and ideas to help educators use Seaquaria tanks and related programming to foster science literacy and highlight the value of hands-on, place-based education. For those with a Seaquarium, this is a great opportunity to review advances and network with the growing Seaquaria community of educators. For anyone who is interested in acquiring a Seaquarium but hasn’t yet taken the plunge, this workshop is a great opportunity to see what Seaquaria Ocean Education is all about!

Cost: $15.00 (includes coffee breaks and lunch)

Monday, September 18th, 9-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Explore Engineering

For ages 9-12. Join an engineer from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC to learn more about what engineers do, and participate in a hands on activity!

September 18th, 2:30-3:30 p.m.Juan de Fuca Branch – GVPL1759 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC V9B 1J1More information

The Ocean on Campus

Come and discover the ocean with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) in front of UVic’s iconic fountain. The Learning and Engagement Team will be onsite showing off some of ONC’s coolest resources including deep-sea footage, hydrophone clips and even some hands-on games and activities. This event is for anyone interested in the ocean and curious about this Universtiy of Victoria Initiative.

September 20th, 10-2 p.m.University Fountain – University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2
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Science Literacy Week: Science Storytime for Preschoolers

For ages 3-5. Listen to stories and participate in activities that teach the scientific concepts behind the stories.

September 20th, 10:30-11:15 a.m.Saanich Centennial Branch – GVPL3110 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 6T2More information

Stargazing and Astrophotography

We will enhance our usual weekly public open house at the UVic observatory with a special event to highlight the tools and techniques of astrophotography – the art of capturing the amazing beauty of the deep sky objects on digital media. For sky viewing, we will set up several 8” Celestron telescopes and the 32” DFM telescope to observe planets, stars, nebulae, star clusters and even our closest galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). In addition, members of the UVic astrophotography club will be present to run a mini-workshop on cameras, mounts, trackers, image processing software and image stacking techniques. The event will run as an open house, no pre-registration necessary. Astronomers will be present to answer your questions and lead the discussions. The astrophotography workshop will begin at 8:30 and run for an hour. (Note: Weather dependent. Rain checks handed out if cloudy or worse!)

September 20th, 8-10 p.m.UVic Observatory – 5th floor Bob Wright Building3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2More information

Springer Nature Booth

Come to the library to learn about science publishing, play games and do demos!

September 21stUniversity of Victoria, Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2More information

Special Collections STEM Books display

Come to the library to learn about science publishing, play games and do demos!

September 21stUniversity of Victoria,Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2More information

Explore Engineering

For ages 9-12. Join an engineer from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC to learn more about what engineers do, and participate in a hands on activity!

September 21st, 3:45-4:45 p.m.Bruce Hutchison Branch – GVPL4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC V8Z 7K2More information

Evening Panel Discussion

Join the library for a discussion on publishing in STEM fields with 4 guest speakers and a wine and cheese reception

September 21st, 4-6:30 p.m.University of Victoria, Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2More information

Science Literacy Week: Digilab tech night

Create and innovate with digilab’s tech toolkit, including Sphero robots, alienware laptops and makey makey kits.

September 21st, 7-8:30 p.m.Saanich Centennial Branch – GVPL3110 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 6T2More information

SciComm Night

As part of Science Literacy WeektheScience Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC)and theRoyal BC Museumjoin forces for a dynamic evening discovering the myriad ways to effectively communicate the relevance of science From the powerful written language in a book or text panel in a museum to multimedia exhibitions, how the concepts of science are crafted makes all the difference in making an authentic and meaningful impact on an audience. The evening will feature local innovators in science communication—with talks fromScience BorealisandCuriosity Collider—plus theSWCC book award2017 presentation to Mark Leiren-Young for his bookThe Killer Whale Who Changed the World. Follow the event on Twitter: #ScicommNightBC

September 22nd, 7-9 p.m.Royal BC Museum675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2More information

Celebrating excellence in science journalism and communication

Science Writers and Communicators of Canadaand the Royal BC Museum join forces to bring you a dynamic evening discovering the myriad ways to effectively communicate the relevance of science. From the powerful written language in a book or text panel in a museum to multimedia exhibitions, how the concepts of science are crafted makes all the difference in making an authentic and meaningful impact to an audience. The evening will feature local innovators in science communication plus an award presentation to Mark Leiren-Young for his bookThe Killer Whale Who Changed the World.

September 22nd, 7-9 p.m.Royal BC Museum675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2More information

Science Literacy Week: Science Storytime for Preschoolers

For ages 3-5. Listen to stories and participate in activities that teach the scientific concepts behind the stories.

September 23rd, 10:30 -11:15 a.m.Juan de Fuca Branch – GVPL1759 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC V9B 1J1More information

Seaquaria and Science Literacy

World Fisheries Trust is once again partnering with Hillside Centre to bring science literacy out of the classroom and into the community! This family friendly event will feature something for everyone: author readings of ocean themed children’s books, a touch tank filled with lots of marine creatures from the Pacific Northwest, ocean themed arts and crafts, and more! Marine educators will be on hand to answer all your questions, fill your head with all the wacky marine facts you can handle and stock you up with ideas to help you carry on building science literacy at home.

Saturday, September 23rd, 11-3 p.m.Hillside Shopping Centre1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 2C5More 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.University of Victoria3800 Finnerty Road, Ring Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2More information

White Rock

Science Themed Storytime

Introduce preschool kids to the love of books and language with this science themed storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

September 20th, 10:30-11 a.m.White Rock Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library15342 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock, BC V4BMore information

Yale

Makey Makey at the Library

It’s Science Literacy Week! Come to the library and try our Makey Makey. Check out what it is and how it works. Everyone Welcome.

September 23th, 3-4 p.m.Yale Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library65050 Albert St, FRASER VALLEY, SUBD. A, BC (POSTAL CODE)More information