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Meet a Scientist: Volcanoes underwater (Exploring hydrothermal vents)

Join us for an online, hands-on workshop just for kids! Presented by a Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) volunteer, this presentation is geared towards curious young scientists ages 8-12.


Dive deep below the surface of the ocean to learn about hydrothermal vents and the unique creatures that inhabit this incredible environment! Followed with demos and activities that you can try at home.


Monika Pelz is a K-12 Education Coordinator with Ocean Networks Canada. Monika is a part-time teacher and full-time rabble-rouser, known for her dry wit and dedication to teaching and learning. Monika has taught in a variety of settings and enjoys connecting students to the wider world. When in need of a pick-me-up, she likes cuddling with her cat and calling in sick to places she's never worked. 

Lauren Hudson joined Ocean Network Canada's Learning and Community Engagement department as a K-12 Education Coordinator in the summer of 2019. She is a teacher with a passion for science education. We have so much to learn about our incredible oceans, and Lauren believes that exploring and connecting with the ocean are foundational experiences that will drive us to take care of our planet.

By registering for this session, you acknowledge that all discussion and participation are for educational purposes, ONLY. Please note that only children with parents present will be invited to turn their webcams on. For those families who choose to participate via webcam, please note that Science World will not be recording this session.

This session will be held on Zoom, you will receive a link to the session by email one hour ahead of the session. Please join the session on a computer to make use of all the features. For the safety and privacy of all participants the link you receive is just for you, thank you.

Scientists and Innovators in Schools (SIS) is a volunteer-based program that helps address British Columbia's need for more scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, creative technology professionals and innovators to promote students' interest in these areas. Our goal is to inspire students with exciting, in-school presentations by career mentors.