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AutismBC Goes to Lets Talk Science with UBC-O (Prince Rupert)
May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AutismBC’s Northern Regional & Program Coordinator Sharon will be joining UBC’s Let’s Talk Science Jared Andreychuk Okanagan Outreach student candidate for a fun afternoon of hands-on learning about science!
About Lets Talk Science:
Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization that promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning in kindergarten to grade 12 students. Let’s Talk Science creates unique learning programs while delivering hands-on activities with the help of university student volunteers. Through the generous support of our partners and donors all events and activities are completely free of charge.
Who: This event is open to all children on the autism spectrum and their family members/caregivers
How: Registration is Required. Space is limited to 15 children per session.
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 3 sessions of 45 min each
Where: Prince Rupert Library – Multipurpose Room 101 6th Ave W, Prince Rupert BC V8J 1Y9
How: There will be 3 – 45 minute workshop sessions aimed at varying age groups: (K-2, 3-4, 5-7).
- Workshop #1 (K-2): 1:00 – 1:45pm “What if there were no bees?”
- Workshop #2 (G3-4): 2:00 – 2:45pm “Animal Tracks”
- Workshop #3 (G5-7): 3:00 – 3:45pm “Super Science Challenges”
Workshop #1 (K-2): “What if there were no bees”
– This workshop focuses on the role of pollinators in nature and their benefit to humans.
– The workshop will include interactive music and stories followed by a hands-on activity where students will construct bees from the provided materials and use them to cross-pollinate the (artificial) flowers throughout the room.
– We will wrap up our session with a conversation about strategies to help bee and other pollinator populations.
Workshop #2 (G3-4) “Animal Tracks”
– This workshop explores terrestrial animals by examining 3D printed animal tracks
– An age appropriate story book
Workshop #3 (G5-7) “Super Science Challenges”
– This workshop focuses on problem solving, teamwork and engineering/constructing
– Students are able to move through stations at their own pace and attempt to complete challenges including bridge building, rollercoaster building, and egg drops with the materials provided.
– We will conclude this session with a discussion about the potential careers related to exercises like this.
**Please select when registering which session you would prefer to participate in.**
***Please only register the child intending on participating in the session***
– There will be a waitlist if the sessions fill up.
About the Instructor:
This Lets Talk Science event will be presented by Jared Andreychuk. He is Teacher Candidate studying education at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, British Columbia. He spent his youth exploring the beautiful prairies and river valleys of Saskatchewan which inspired him to pursue a degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Saskatchewan. After moving to the Okanagan in 2018, Jared has worked in the environmental consulting industry and as a research technician monitoring the health of Kokanee Salmon populations throughout the valley. He has a passion for the intricacies of the natural world and hopes to pass it on to the next generation!
This AutismBC Goes event is proudly in partnership with:
AutismBC Goes are community-based events that provide opportunities for our members to connect while removing the cost barriers.
Our programs are designed to support, empower, and connect the autism community!
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To Learn More, visit: https://letstalkscience.ca/
Or visit their Facebook page: Let’s Talk Science Outreach UBC Okanagan | Kelowna BC | Facebook