September 2006 ISSUE

Teachers Bring Secret Ingredient
to Science and Tech Week

Special events and activities around the province in October will celebrate and tie in with Alberta Science and Technology Week, Oct. 13-20. As usual, APEGGA is a proud supporter of the week, and many members will take part in special events.

New this year is the Iron Science Teacher. Modeled after the Iron Chef TV series, it will feature teachers creating imaginative science demonstrations on-the-spot — using a secret key ingredient. Teams of teachers from across the province will compete.

The winner will be the team that puts together the most interesting and creative presentation while teaching the principles of science. Judges will be a mix of celebrity science personalities and the teachers’ target audience — students.

The event is on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, and it’s open to the public. APEGGA is proud to support Alberta Ingenuity with this exciting new event.

Rock On
Not new, but still exciting, are the perennially popular APEGGA Rock & Fossil Clinics. This is a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults alike to bring in their favourite rock or fossil for examination by professional geologists and university geology students.

If you don’t have a favourite rock or fossil, there are always plenty of interesting specimens at the clinic to handle and inspect.

Edmonton’s 13th annual clinic is Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton. Canmore’s third annual clinic is the same day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre.

Want to volunteer for one of these clinics? Red Deer north, please contact Lindsay Malden at lmalden@apegga.org, 780-426-3990 or 1-800-661-7020. South of Red Deer, please contact Lindy Turner at lturner@apegga.org, 403-262-7714 in Calgary.

More info

Is a Science and Technology Week activity happening going in your community?
Visit www.scitechweek.gov.ab.ca. to find out more

Hosted by Alberta Innovation and Science, this site launches in October, and will contain a calendar of events and activities for children, and profiles of science and technology professionals, including APEGGA members.