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March 5, 2018 @ TELUS World of Science

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Registration deadline: March 1, 2018 (space is limited)
Cost: $10/20/30*
Lunch, coffee and snacks provided

*This year we will be asking participants to pay a nominal registration fee. The sliding scale allows organizations to choose a fee that they feel is appropriate. We hope this fee helps to offset costs while allowing all members of the outreach community to participate. There is also an opportunity to volunteer at the workshop. Volunteers will receive free registration.

Who Should Attend?

Members of the science outreach, education and communications communities in British Columbia.

Shape of the Day:

8:30am -5:30pm

Morning Workshops with the Tamarack Institute

A. Authentic Community Engagement

Learn to identify your community engagement challenges, and deepen your understanding of community engagement as an essential part of community change. In this workshop you will learn tools for to help strengthen your community engagement practice. This interactive workshop is led by Sylvia Cheuy Consulting Director, Collective Impact & Community Engagement at the Tamarack Institute.

B. Exploring Collective Impact

Introduction to Collective Impact as a frameworks for advancing community change. Learn when collective impact is and is not the right framework to use. Learn tools to support the implementation of the collective impact framework and apply these tools to your own work. This interactive workshop is led by Liz Weaver, Co-CEO Tamarack & Strategic Lead at the Tamarack Institute.

About the Tamarack Institute:
The Tamarack Institute are experts in Collective Impact, Community Engagement, Collaborative Leadership, Community Development and Evaluating Community Impact. Tamarack “works with leaders in non-profits, governments, businesses and the community to make the work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective.” More information about the Tamarack Institute as well as many helpful resources can be found here.

Networking lunch at Craft Beer Market in Olympic Village

Community Lead Breakout sessions:

A. Collaborating to connect mentors, learners and scientists to the community

This session will explore different ways organizations are collaborating to connect mentors, learners and scientists to the community to enable them to have successful science communication opportunities.

Tammy Matheson, Program Director, Community Scientist Initiative with Science World British Columbia
Christina Carnovale, Events Director, Let’s Talk Science Challenge
Gillian Fuss, Executive Director, Let’s Talk Science UBC.

B. Exploring impactful collaborations with local school boards

Learn how researchers at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, engaged with local school boards to develop unique resources to support STEM education in formal and informal learning environments. Discuss the ins and outs of these successful collaborations and experience firsthand the cool tools that were developed. Analyze the signs of climate change with UBC’s Citizen’s Coolkit. Explore using locally developed science videos to teach inquiry in Biology, Earth Science and Physics.

C. Working together to celebrate science in Canada

In just two short years, NSERC has been able to mobilize hundreds of organizations across Canada to collaborate in delivering national festivals to celebrate science. This session will discuss the partnership model used by NSERC and how fruitful collaboration is essential to raise effective awareness of the richness of science and technology, demystifying the field, and delivering youth outreach and public engagement activities.

D. Building collaborations with BC's tech industry

What can the science outreach community do to support the unavoidable and exciting tech growth in BC? Through education and collaboration that’s how. Hear Jill Tipping, new President and CEO of the BC Tech Association, talk about her bold and enthusiastic answers to where she wants to take BC Tech and how she wants our help to get there. After Jill’s presentation you will work in groups using a variety of public participation methods and tools to come up with an action plan.

Jill Tipping, President and CEO, BC Tech Association

E. Moving Forward: Indigenous Relationship Building

This presentation is a case study that focuses on Burnaby Village Museum's and the Surrey Museum’s experiences in rewriting Indigenous education programs to reflect recent changes in the provincial school curriculum. Attendees will discover how the rewriting process turned into a valuable learning experience in working with Indigenous partners, and attendees will benefit from both the Museum’s mistakes, successes and learned best practices.

Lorenda Calvert, BA, MMED, Education and Public Program Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum.
Sandra Borger MA, Cultural Resource Diploma, Visitor Experience Coordinator at the Museum of Surrey.

Closing Networking Reception – Science World Eureka Gallery

Join your colleagues in a unique science experience the Science Slam brought to you by Science Slam Canada Based on the format of a poetry slam, a science slam is a friendly competition that allows knowledge holders, including researchers, students, educators, professionals, and artists to share their science with a general audience. Competitors have five minutes to present on any science topic and are judged based on communication skills, audience engagement, and scientific accuracy.


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