Since we had to postpone our in-person Summer STEM Series programs due to Covid-19, we instead developed a series of online STEM events so that we can still engage with our amazing participants! Our “Online Summer Series” will be hosted on Zoom in July and August, and will consist of workshops, deep dives, career seminars, and reunions for girls and gender minorities aged 9 – 18 who reside in Atlantic Canada.
How to Register
Participants may take part in up to 3 Online Summer Series events total, excluding our reunions. Participants who join us for 3 events will receive a small gift in the mail at the end of the summer!
General Registration is for all girls/gender minorities, including returning Terranaut Club participants and those completely new to Terranaut Club!
General Registration will be through our Eventbrite page and will open about 2 weeks prior to each event. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive event notifications every week this July & August, or follow us on social media for updates!
Registration is open for the following events:
All Online Events
Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm AST. Workshops are interactive skill-building activities and presentations centred around topics in STEM. 1.5 hours. 10 participants per workshop.
July 12 | Ages 12 – 18 | Executive Director Julia will lead this workshop about the role of art in conservation, and participants will then make their own awareness posters for our friends at Acadia University’s Striped Bass Research Team to use. Our art will feature local threatened and endangered species, including Striped bass and skates in the Bay of Fundy.
July 19 | Ages 12 – 15 | Terranaut Club Instructor Emma Carmichael will lead this mock environmental town hall, where participants will all get assigned a different community role and have to come to an agreement on a local environmental issue!
July 26 | Ages 9 – 12 | Terranaut Club President and coder extraordinaire Danielle Quinn will teach us about how the information scientists collect from sharks can be used to actually protect and conserve their populations. We’ll learn a bit about sharks in Canada, and data visualization, or how to make cool graphs and figures!
August 3* (Monday) | Ages 9 – 12 | Marine biologist and environmental educator Laurel Zaima (from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) will guide participants through the Polar Explorer app to learn about sea level rise and climate science in the polar regions. We’ll then do a mini science communications workshop to learn about how best to teach others about environmental issues.
August 9 | Ages 12 – 15 | Terranaut Club President and coder extraordinaire Danielle Quinn will teach us about fascinating ways to create art with code, building basic skills that participants can then build on in their own time.
August 16 | Ages 15 – 18 | Terranaut Club President and coder extraordinaire Danielle Quinn will teach us about how scientists use all of the data they collect to discover how best to conserve and manage species. We’ll use coding to go through some super cool trail cam footage and identify the species we see!
August 23 | Ages 12 – 18 | This workshop will feature diverse womxn who will lead discussions about what we can do to make STEM a more inclusive, supportive, and empowering space for all minority groups.
Deep Dive Descriptions
Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am AST. Deep Dives are 1 hour interactive presentations from womxn in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM) about their research and experiences, followed by a question and answer period! 1 hour. 10 – 20 participants per deep dive, depending on the topic.
July 7 | Ages 9 – 12 | Biologist and educator Dylann Turffs will guide us through an exploration into the adaptations of animals in Everglades National Park, Florida. (Think panthers, alligators, and very big snakes!)
July 14 | Ages 12 – 18 | Scientist Jackie Saturno will teach us about marine plastic pollution, and what we can do to help!
July 21 | Ages 12 – 18 | For this deep dive, we’ll feature 3 – 4 womxn shark (and skate and ray) researchers from different parts of North America! Our line-up of Guest Speakers will be announced with General Registration, 2 weeks prior to the event.
July 28 | Ages 9 – 12 | Our friends at the Marine Environmental Education Center in Florida will share with us all about the special adaptations that cartilaginous fish (including sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras) have developed to better suit their habitat and needs!
August 4 | Ages 12 – 18 | Biologist and educator Eileen Haskett will take us on a tour of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and talk about her research studying sea urchins!
August 11 | Ages 9 – 12 | Our friends at the Marine Environmental Education Center in Florida will introduce us to their beloved sea turtle, Captain, and learn all about sea turtle biology, ecology, and conservation!
Career Seminar Descriptions
Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm AST. A panel of 3 – 4 womxn from a specific field who will take turns answering questions about their careers and educational paths, followed by a Q&A from our participants. 1.5 hours. Family members of participants welcome to join. 15 – 20 participants per seminar, ages 12+, but younger can participate if their parent/guardian thinks it won’t be too advanced.
Panelists for our career seminars will be announced with General Registration, 2 weeks before the event launches.
Here are our Career Seminar topics:
Saturday mornings at 10:00 am AST. A chance to see our returning participants! 1 hour, unlimited participants.
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