Dive into the thrilling world of backyard science with Science World and Parks Canada!
About this event
Explore backyard science and nature with experts from Parks Canada’s Western Arctic Field Unit and learn how you can investigate what crawls, grows, and lives in your own backyard!
In this 45-minute family friendly event, we’ll look into the different meanings and relationships you can have to a “backyard.” We'll explore Canada’s Arctic, which makes up almost 55 percent of Canada's landmass and has been home to many Indigenous peoples for thousands of years, as well as some incredible Arctic plants and animals.
Learn more about the science in our backyards, including the biology and ecology of local plants and animals, in Science World’s latest feature exhibition, Backyard Adventures, presented by Windsor Plywood Foundation.
Kyle Mustard is a Public Outreach Education Officer for the Western Arctic Field Unit at Parks Canada based in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. His work includes educating the public about Parks Canada's initiatives and opportunities.
He also works with communities across the Northwest Territories and with partners in the south delivering presentations and developing programming associated with Parks Canada’s scientific work in the north.
Ellen Preston is a Public Outreach and Education Officer for the Western Arctic Field Unit at Parks Canada. Since joining the Parks Canada team in 2019, Ellen has been involved in sharing stories about all the beautiful spaces and recreational sites managed by Parks Canada—it is a job she loves to do!