Science Week

Science Week With The Chestermere Public Library And CPAWS

Join us for a full week of fun programs

CPAWS Southern Alberta description: The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s voice for wilderness. We are a non-profit environmental organization working to protect half of Canada’s public land and water. Our chapter is a leader in environmental education, offering award-winning programs to help build the next generation of environmental stewards. Since 1997, we have engaged over 148,000 Albertans with environmental programs that teach environmental stewardship through interactive programs—from online learning to hands-on outdoor activities.  

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Program descriptions, dates & times:

Young Citizen Scientists: Pollinators 101

Tuesday, September 22nd @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Program on Microsoft Teams

Age range: 7+ (family-friendly) 

This beginner's course will teach about how citizen science and technology can connect you with nature, science and help save our planet! We will be focusing on delivering a fun and education workshop around the theme of pollinators. Leaving you with the tools that you need to become a certified pollinator citizen scientist. The YYC Young Citizen Scientists program inspires participants to take environmental action, knowing that their actions make a real-world difference. 

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Young Citizen Scientists: Birds 101

Wednesday, September 23rd @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Program on Microsoft Teams

Age range: 7+ (family-friendly) 

This beginner's course will teach about how citizen science and technology can connect you with nature, science and help save our planet! We will be focusing on delivering a fun and education workshop around the theme of birds. Leaving you with the tools that you need to become a certified birding citizen scientist. The YYC Young Citizen Scientists program inspires participants to take environmental action, knowing that their actions make a real-world difference.   

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Young Citizen Scientists: Urban Wildlife 101

Thursday, September 24th @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

Virtual Program On Microsoft Teams

Age range: 12+ (family-friendly) This beginner's course will teach about how citizen science and technology can connect you with nature, science and help save our planet! We will be focusing on delivering a fun and education workshop around the theme of urban wildlife. Leaving you with the tools that you need to become a certified urban wildlife citizen scientist. The YYC Young Citizen Scientists program inspires participants to take environmental action, knowing that their actions make a real-world difference.    

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Young Citizen Scientists: Pollinators Community Walk

Friday, September 25th @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In-Person Program

Age range: 7+ This introductory outing will guide you through how using technology can build science skills, connect you with nature and make you a citizen scientist! During our fun and interactive program, you will learn how to use citizen science applications, identify local pollinators and connect with your family and friends during this great outdoor activity! The YYC Young Citizen Scientists program inspires participants to take environmental action, knowing that their actions make a real-world difference.    

Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars. However, a limited (sanitized) supply will be provided by CPAWS as well. Participants are recommended to bring their smartphones and have the choice to download and create an account with the following citizen science applications prior to the program for extra fun! Pollinator program: NatureLynxSeek by iNaturalist

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Young Citizen Scientists: Birds Community Walk

Saturday, September 26th @ 10:00AM - 11:00AM

In-Person Program

Age range: 7+ This introductory outing will guide you through how using technology can build science skills, connect you with nature and make you a citizen scientist! During our fun and interactive program, you will learn how to use citizen science applications, identify local birds and connect with your family and friends during this great outdoor activity! The YYC Young Citizen Scientists program inspires participants to take environmental action, knowing that their actions make a real-world difference. 

Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars. However, a limited (sanitized) supply will be provided by CPAWS as well. Participants are recommended to bring their smartphones and have the choice to download and create an account with the following citizen science applications prior to the program for extra fun! Bird program: eBirdSeek by iNaturalist

Register Here  

Young Citizen Scientists: Urban Wildlife Community Walk

Saturday, September 26th @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In-Person Program

Age range: 10+

This introductory outing will guide you through how using technology can build science skills, connect you with nature and make you a citizen scientist! During our fun and interactive program, you will learn how to use citizen science applications, identify local wildlife and connect with your family and friends during this great outdoor activity! The YYC Young Citizen Scientists program inspires participants to take environmental action, knowing that their actions make a real-world difference.    

Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars. However, a limited (sanitized) supply will be provided by CPAWS as well. Participants are recommended to bring their smartphones and have the choice to download and create an account with the following citizen science applications prior to the program for extra fun! Urban Wildlife program: NatureLynxSeek by iNaturalist

Register Here