Celebrate Science with Kids at UBC

As part of UBC’s Celebrate Learning week, the UBC Education Library, Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia will host Celebrate Science 2012: Turning Kids Onto Science.
The event takes place on Saturday November 3, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall, UBC).

Register at http://celebratescience2012.eventbrite.com. This event is also part of The Year of Indigenous Education events.

Find out how to inspire young minds to love science and math through interesting science books, simple hands-on activities and science collections!

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Featured Indigenous Scientist: Dr. David Close (traditional name Himko-kaps-kap), a citizen of the Cayuse Nation and faculty member of the Aboriginal Fisheries Research Centre will share his passion for protecting the Pacific lamprey—an eel-like fish with a large, sucking mouth full of horny teeth. Through cutting-edge science and traditional knowledge he furthers our understanding of one of the oldest Native fish species and why it is disappearing in British Columbia.

Learn more about the Year of Indigenous Education here.

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