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Science and Technology Week puts science and APEGGA volunteers before the public, through a fun lineup of interactive events.

APEGGA Gets Behind Upcoming Science and Technology Week


Public Relations Coordinator

Participants in Alberta’s Science and Technology Week, Oct. 8-17, will be saying Discover Your Potential to young people and everyone else with a receptive ear. This year’s theme celebrates and promotes scientists, researchers and technologists in Alberta and encourages students to pursue careers in the sciences.

The 10-day event is an opportunity for APEGGA members across the province to encourage student interest in science and inform the public about the contributions made to society by the engineering and geoscience professions. As in previous years, the Association is organizing a number of events to celebrate Science and Technology Week.

The Edmonton Rock and Fossil Clinic will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Odyssium. Children and adults alike are invited to bring in their found objects for university geology students and professional geologists to identify. Calgary will host a similar rock and fossil clinic on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre.

Calgary and Edmonton will both participate in Mall Science, which will offer a variety of fun, hands-on science activities for participants of all ages. Calgary Mall Science will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, but dates in Edmonton have yet to be confirmed. Check the October issue of The PEGG for date, time and location details.

APEGGA branches are encouraged to participate in Science and Technology Week by hosting activities in their communities. Possible activities include Library Science Fun Days – many branches participated in this event last year with great success. In addition, branches can offer hands-on science classroom presentations, career presentations for junior and senior high school students, Mall Science and local tours.

Individual members can also play a role in Science and Technology Week. Host an open house at your company or organization. Volunteer a few hours to spend in a local classroom. Or drop by any of the public activities being planned. Look for a calendar of events in the October PEGG.

This year’s Science and Technology Week website, hosted by Alberta Innovation and Science, will offer a variety of contests and challenges for children, a calendar of events, information about different scientific careers and the popular Alberta Innovation documentary series, which was first broadcast on Global Television.

Site visitors will also be able to order a free copy of a 2005 calendar featuring Alberta researchers and school children involved in science. Check out when it’s launched on October 8.


Call Lindsay Malden
Outreach Assistant
or 1-800-661-7020


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