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December 2017 newsletter for educators

Amazing Adventures and Fantastic Feats in 2018

If you're looking for some teacher-tested ideas to keep your students focused on science instead of Santa, check out our list of winter-themed activities.

Other fun resources we have been digging lately:

Findings magazine: showcases diverse scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives.
Virtual owl pellet dissection
Frontiers for Young Minds: provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers

In case you missed it in last month's newsletter, our outreach team will be hosting two Community Science Celebrations in January. Discover the science all around you! 

  • Prince George (The Exploration Place, Jan 20, 10:30am–4pm)
  • East Vancouver (Britannia Community Centre, Jan 27, 10:30am–4pm)

We hope you have a relaxing holiday!

-the Science World School Support team

Classrooms to Communities Winter Solstice Celebration 

Join other K–12 educators, post-secondary educators, community partners, collaborators and champions for change sharing stories of place-based education success at this regional network event.

  • Be inspired by and connect with champions for sustainability and place-based education in British Columbia 
  • Celebrate and share key ingredients for success 
  • Learn about new ideas, curriculum opportunities and professional development events 
  • Enjoy a selection of hors d'oeuvres and beverages


December 21, 6–9:30pm, TELUS World of Science

Teacher's Night Out & Exhibition Preview 

Explore our engaging exhibit galleries during Teachers' Night Out at TELUS World of Science! 

  • Visit our newest permanent gallery Tinkering Space: The WorksafeBC Gallery and explore our suite of Tinkering Workshops
  • Preview The Science Of Ripley's Believe It Or Not
  • Be the first to learn about the May/June feature exhibition (spoiler: it's STEAM-y)
  • Preview Amazon Adventure in the OMNIMAX® Theatre
  • Receive 20% off at the Science Store
  • Network with colleagues and Science World staff


January 30, 5pm–8:30pm, TELUS World of Science

Other upcoming opportunities:

Amazon Adventure in the OMNIMAX® Theatre

Film opens December 23

This film tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. Students will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates' endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy. Learn more. 

12pm daily 
11am Teacher's Choice Movie Morning starting April 3, subject to date availability

Explore the unbelievable: The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! 

Feature exhibition begins January 25

What's more amazing than Robert Ripley's legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies and fantastic feats? The science that underlies them. Adventure through the remarkable realms of scientific discoveries and real artifacts. Delve into these astounding wonders through experiments, challenges, touchable specimens, computer interactives and multimedia experiences. Follow your natural interest and curiosity in the unusual and remarkable as you explore the real science behind the unbelievable. Learn more.

High school groups: Book now to reserve your Teen Tuesday spot! 

Jan 23, Feb 20, Mar 13, Apr 17 and May 15 are set aside for high school-only bookings, to create a space where teens can engage with science in the company of their peers.

  • Best for grade 8: With special guests Animals in Science Policy Institute and Pacific First Aid (Jan/Feb/Mar dates), and Eyeball Optics workshop to complement the programming in our renewed BodyWorks gallery. 
  • Best for Environmental Science 11: Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth is an interactive theatre show that takes students on an ear-opening journey into the exciting new field of soundscape ecology. 

Learn more.