Science Literacy Week is September 21-25, 2020
Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to join Ocean Wise Conservation Association as we take part in Science Literacy Week, an annual showcase of the diversity of Canadian science.
Celebrate science with us by joining our daily Ocean Wise Education live-streamed learning events. All live-streams are FREE to join and students of all ages are welcome.
Monday, September 21: Beach Biodiversity
Explore the biodiversity of the inter-tidal zone from the Vancouver Aquarium’s aquatic classroom in this live-streamed event.
Time: 10am – 11am PDT
Register online http://bit.ly/BeachBiodiversity
Tuesday, September 22: Virtual Book Launch: Kah-Lan & the Stink-Ink
Kah-Lan is a young sea otter ready to leave the raft he grew up in. Connect live with the author and illustrator of the new book Kan-Lah and the Stink-Ink as well as Lyndsaye Akhurst, Manager of the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre who recently rescued baby sea otter ‘Joey’. Don’t miss this otter-ly fun event for classrooms and families.
Time: 9:30 – 11 am PDT
Register online http://bit.ly/kah-lan
Wednesday, September 23 – Citizen Science: Whales AND Part 1 of They’re tiny, they’re everywhere – they’re Microplastics
Join our Ocean Wise Educators to go through a citizen science project – come on a journey with us to map killer whales on the amazing British Columbia Coast, get an inside look into the data that scientists are using and think about what this data could mean. We will map killer whale location data and discuss what this data might tell us. AND hear from the Ocean Wise Plastic Lab team about their microfiber research in part 1 of their talk.
Time: 10 am PDT
Thursday, September 24 – Citizen Science: Howe Sound AND Part 2 of They’re tiny, they’re everywhere – they’re Microplastics
Dive into the Biodiversity of Howe Sound. The Ocean Wise Howe Sound research team has been making observations in this area for over 40 years. What can we learn from this data? AND hear from the Ocean Wise Plastic Lab team about their microfiber research in part 2 of their talk.
Register online: http://bit.ly/OWMicrofibers
Friday, September 25 – Biodiversity and Stewardship Connections
Science Literacy Week wraps up with the Ocean Wise Education team’s deep dive into the fact that biodiversity and stewardship are inextricably linked. Ecosystems across the land have been cared for, monitored and changes observed for millennia by Indigenous Peoples. We will hear the creation story of the Musqueam People, one of the Coast Salish Peoples. Author and artist Melaney Gleeson Lyall from the Musqueam Nation will share her book: Animals of the Salish Sea with us, as we make connections between some of the animals highlighted in Animals of the Salish Sea and those animals in our Wet Lab at the Vancouver Aquarium, highlighting some of the amazing biodiversity of the animals living on our coast.
Time: 10 am PDT
Register online: http://bit.ly/StewardshipandBiodiversity
All events are virtual.
About Science Literacy Week
Led by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Science Literacy Week showcases the many ways kids and families can explore and enjoy the diversity of Canadian science. From September 21 to 27, 2020, libraries, museums, science centres, schools and not-for-profits are coming together to celebrate this year’s theme, Biodiversity. They are highlighting the books, movies, podcasts and events that share exciting stories of the science, discoveries and ingenuity shaping our lives. Feed your curiosity and explore science from across the country and within your region.
Consult the full list of Science Literacy Week activities.