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Family Science Days- Free Event

Meet the Scientists at AAAS Family Science Days!

Browse interactive tabletop exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by experts convened by AAAS! This FREE event is open to all, but organized especially for students in grade levels 6 to 12.

This community science showcase—featuring hands-on demonstrations and other family and kid-friendly activities—shines a spotlight on a broad range of educators working to promote an interest in science among the general public.

At Family Science Days, you will be able to:

  • Create an earthquake
  • Touch live sea creatures
  • Learn about alien planets and distant stars
  • See the invisible- from the weather to electricity to DNA
  • Launch your own rockets
  • Meet cool scientists
  • And much, much more!

All Family Science Days events will take place onSaturday and Sunday, 18-19 February at theVancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exhibit Hall B1 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

No preregistration is required. Register for free on-site to receive your pass for this event.

Saturday, February 18
11:30 a.m.
Living and Working on the International Space Station
Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency
12:00 p.m.
The Real Science of Alien Worlds
Jaymie Matthews, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia
12:30 p.m.
Colour of Fire: Stars and Light
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1:00 p.m.
Science on Your Dining Table
Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri, Microarray Laboratory Director, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand
1:30 p.m.
Science Surprises
Science World British Columbia
2:00 p.m.
Indigenous Mathematics
Edward Doolittle, Department Head and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Programs, First Nations University of Canada, Regina
2:30 p.m.
The Alphabet in You! Looking at Your DNA
Jennifer Gardy, Genome Research Laboratory Head, BC Centre for Disease Control
Presented by Genome BC
3:00 p.m.
Monitoring Our National Parks
Philip Lee, Ecologist, Western and Northern Service Centre, Parks Canada
3:30 p.m.
It’s Fun Being on Cloud 9
How the Weather Works
4:00 p.m.
Flying Through the Clouds: Our Changing Climate
Kimberly Prather, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
Sunday, February 19
11:30 a.m.
Earthquakes Happen Here, Too
Natural Resources Canada
12:00 p.m.
Global Fisheries: Sustaining People and Oceans
Rashid Sumaila, Director and Professor, Fisheries Economic Research Unit, University of British Columbia
12:30 p.m.
Colour of Fire: Stars and Light
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1:00 p.m.
Brain Network: More than the Sum of Its Parts
Daniel Colón-Ramos, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine
1:30 p.m.
Science Surprises
Science World British Columbia
2:00 p.m.
Enormous Feats of Nature’s Nano-Machines
Nancy Forde, Assistant Professor of Physics, Simon Fraser University
2:30 p.m.
Science in Action
Simon Fraser University
3:00 p.m.
Killer Whales: Addicted to Learning
Kathy Heise, Research Associate, Cetacean Research Lab, Vancouver Aquarium
3:30 p.m.
Who Wants to Be a Mathematician
American Mathematical Society
4:00 p.m.
Kinetic City
AAAS
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