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Cross-Country DNA Extraction for Grades 4-8!

Have you ever wondered what DNA looks like to the naked eye? On September 18th at 12:30pm EDT, classes from across the country will perform a DNA extraction activity that you are invited to perform too!

We’ll be joined by Dr. Thomas Merritt, a researcher at Laurentian University, who will explain what DNA is, how to isolate it, and the fundamental connectedness of life – and DNA – on earth. We will then do a DNA extraction together using common kitchen supplies like dish soap, rubbing alcohol and fruit! (Procedure and background info in the Partners In Research Canada website.) During and after the activity, students will have a chance to ask questions for Dr. Merritt to answer live!

Join us to be a part of this coast-to-coast event, ask your questions, and get answers LIVE! (Questions can be submitted live within the webinar window or emailed in advance to liveevent@pirweb.org.)

The duration of this webinar will be 45-60 minutes.

September 18th, 12:30-1:30 ESTOnline WebinarMore information

Royal Ontario Museum’s #scilit17 Facebook Live Series

In celebration of Science Literacy Week and in honour of the Canadian Association of Girls in Science’s 25th anniversary, the ROM will feature some incredible women who are ROM scientists on Facebook Live throughout Science Literacy Week: Featuring Kim Tait – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqMoyMwJNJc&feature=youtu.be

The duration of this webinar will be 45-60 minutes.

September 18th, 1:30 p.m ESTFacebook Live EventMore information

Royal Ontario Museum’s #scilit17 Facebook Live Series

In celebration of Science Literacy Week and in honour of the Canadian Association of Girls in Science’s 25th anniversary, the ROM will feature some incredible women who are ROM scientists on Facebook Live throughout Science Literacy Week: Featuring Victoria Arbour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctl80KA7Pdc

The duration of this webinar will be 45-60 minutes.

September 19th, 1:30 p.m ESTFacebook Live EventMore information

Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants with Ornella Weideli

Each month, Sharks4Kids features a different marine scientist and their work protecting sharks and our oceans.

In September, meet Ornella Weideli:

My name is Ornella Weideli, growing up in landlocked Switzerland unfortunately kept me away from the ocean for the first part of my life. I went to Bimini to do a three months internship at the renowned Bimini Biological Field Station (BBFS) and it was the milestone and the point of no return in my life! My project focus in the Seychelles is on the habitat and resource use and potential competitive interactions between juvenile blacktip reef and sicklefin lemon sharks, which both use the St. Joseph atoll as their nursery habitat.

September 20th, 1 p.m. ESTOnline Google HangoutMore information

Royal Ontario Museum’s #scilit17 Facebook Live Series

In celebration of Science Literacy Week and in honour of the Canadian Association of Girls in Science’s 25th anniversary, the ROM will feature some incredible women who are ROM scientists on Facebook Live throughout Science Literacy Week : Featuring Jacqueline Miller – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46T4bhGtF1s

The duration of this webinar will be 45-60 minutes.

September 20th, 1:30 p.m ESTFacebook Live EventMore information

National Geographic Explorer Classroom with Lee Berger

Lee is a research professor in Human Origins and the Public Understanding of Science at Wits University and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. He’s currently leading an expedition at the Rising Star Cave System in South Africa and we’ll have the opportunity to connect with Lee and his team throughout the month, even venturing into the cave system to see fossils being unearthed. This cave system was the site of an astonishing discovery of over 1,500 fossil elements. In September, 2015 they were identified as belonging to a previously unknown early human relative that Lee and team named Homo naledi. There are still many more fossils to be uncovered and new fossils from a second cave chamber have been revealed. Follow along throughout the month and be part of uncovering exciting glimpses into our distant past!

September 21st, 7 a.m and 11 a.m ESTOnline Google HangoutMore information

Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants Hangout with Jill Heinerth

More people have walked on the moon, than have been to some of the places that Jill’s exploration has taken her right here on the earth. From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, to searching for never before seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, to the lawless desert border area between Egypt and Libya while a civil war raged around her, Jill’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. Jill will talk about her diving expedition in progress which follows the path of great icebergs from Greenland to Baffin Island and down the Labrador Coast. The polar region is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet. That means that our northern geography is changing faster than anywhere else on earth. With changing ice conditions comes a change in the way of life for people and wildlife in the Arctic. Now, more than ever, it is critical to document the stories of our connection’s with ice.

September 21st, 1 p.m. ESTOnline Google HangoutMore information

Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants Hangout – Canada C3 Hangout #18: Microplastics – A Serious Threat to Sea Life

Rhiannon Moore is 25 years old and is both an artist and environmental professional. She is joining leg 12 as a researcher under the direction of Dr. Peter Ross, Director of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Pollution Research Program. Rhiannon’s work will involve taking sediment and water samples along the journey, which she will analyse for microplastics. Microplastics are now recognised as a serious threat to sea life, and Rhiannon has dedicated most of her budding environmental career to find solutions and educate others on the issue.

September 21st, 1 p.m ESTOnline Google HangoutMore information

Royal Ontario Museum’s #scilit17 Facebook Live Series

In celebration of Science Literacy Week and in honour of the Canadian Association of Girls in Science’s 25th anniversary, the ROM will feature some incredible women who are ROM scientists on Facebook Live throughout Science Literacy Week : Featuring Antonia Guidotti

The duration of this webinar will be 45-60 minutes.

September 21st, 1:30 p.m ESTFacebook Live EventMore information

Royal Ontario Museum’s #scilit17 Facebook Live Series

In celebration of Science Literacy Week and in honour of the Canadian Association of Girls in Science’s 25th anniversary, the ROM will feature some incredible women who are ROM scientists on Facebook Live throughout Science Literacy Week : Featuring Heidi Sobol – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNuJ5DkjYdQ&feature=youtu.be

The duration of this webinar will be 45-60 minutes.

September 22nd, 1:30 p.m ESTFacebook Live EventMore information