Discover the changes in our backyards as we move through different seasons.
About this event
Explore backyard science with Science World and guest speaker Dionne Paul and learn how seasonal changes can affect our backyard explorations.
In this 45-minute family friendly event, we’ll learn about seasonal changes and activities in British Columbia, as well as how developing relationships to seasons are foundational to local Indigenous cultures including the Nuxalk and the shíshálh Nation.
Treadmill through all the details of the seasons, grow a pumpkin in various weather conditions and learn more about backyard science in Science World’s current feature exhibition, Backyard Adventures, presented by Windsor Plywood Foundation.
Dionne Paul (Ximiq) is a multidisciplinary artist, traditional knowledge keeper, teacher, and proud member of the Nuxalk Nation, shíshálh Nation, and the Eagle Clan.
Dionne whose ancestral name, Ximiq, translates to “the first eyelash of sunlight that comes over the mountain to greet everyone in the morning,” has immersed herself in many Northwest Coast art forms and techniques since childhood.
Dionne has worked with 2D art, weaving cedar bark and wool and stained glass, and holds a Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.