March for science

Science: It’s For Everyone

by Emily Quecke This Earth Day, hundreds of Edmontonians braved the wind and sleet to march with the thousands of others in over 600 locations across the globe in the name of science. All ages and backgrounds banded together in support. From the school-aged children with their families and homemade signs to the “Edmonton Raging Grannies” singing their protest, the rally was electric and warm … Continue reading Science: It’s For Everyone

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Where My Ladies At?

by Devyn Rorem Where my ladies at? While being recently sucked into a Youtube Vortex, clicking on one video after another to avoid doing my homework, I stumbled upon a video with the aforementioned title. The video, by Emily Graslie of Brainscoop, questioned why science education media was so male dominated. She offered a few reasons as to what could be causing this: women seem … Continue reading Where My Ladies At?

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The Gigantic Building that Fostered my Love for Science

by Shrida Sahadevan I must have been seven or eight when I first walked through the heavy doors of the gigantic (especially at that age) museum-like building. The ceiling seemed endless and my eyes searched the foyer in anticipation. My parents took my hands and led me through the various rooms and exhibits. I vaguely remember learning about magnets and soil erosion and the Arctic. … Continue reading The Gigantic Building that Fostered my Love for Science

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Why Science Needs Philosophy

by Chris Berger The industry of bringing science to the people is thriving. “Edutainment,” as we sometimes call it, plays an important role in the education of children and adults. After all, this is an age in which scientific advancement moves at a pace impossible for an average lay person to keep up with independently. To complicate things, misinformation and pseudoscience are rampant, and now … Continue reading Why Science Needs Philosophy

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Digging for Insight: On Paleontology and Lifelong Learning

by Chris Berger Three things never fail to snag a kid’s attention: the huge, the weird, and the mysterious. It’s no wonder then that dinosaurs have occupied a special place in children’s imaginations for as long as they’ve been known to science.  And it’s equally obvious why dinosaurs so often serve as budding young minds’ gateway into the life of discovery.   One of my … Continue reading Digging for Insight: On Paleontology and Lifelong Learning

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Science and the City: January, February, and March | By Hanhmi Huynh

Welcome back Wanderer readers! I hope the past few months have been good to you — your January full of the promise of a new year, your February full of love rather than broken bonds, and your March well-rounded (pun intended). There were many science inspired events that I am ecstatic to share with you, and there are many more coming up that I hope to … Continue reading Science and the City: January, February, and March | By Hanhmi Huynh

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The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes | By Srosh Hassan

“There is nothing like first-hand evidence.” ~ Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet You can experience first-hand evidence for yourself at The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes! In its only stop in Canada, this featured exhibit at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton transports you to 1886 Victorian London to the study of a struggling young doctor, Arthur Conan Doyle. Visitors get a glimpse into his inspiration and experiences leading to the … Continue reading The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes | By Srosh Hassan

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Bringing Science to Rural Communities: An Interview with Danny Huang of TeamUP Science | By Jenny Lou

As a child, did you ever wonder why? Why the moon waxes and wanes? Why the leaves change colours? Why people get sick? While that curiosity initially ignited a strong desire to learn more about science, school becomes a frustrating struggle. Every day after school, you’re tutored in math and science for two hours. Afterwards, you feel as if you are just starting to understand … Continue reading Bringing Science to Rural Communities: An Interview with Danny Huang of TeamUP Science | By Jenny Lou

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Learning How to Learn | By Jenny Lou

I Swear I’m Not An Idiot, But It’s Taken Me Fifteen Years to Learn How to Learn Today, I woke up with the disconcerting realization that I am entering my third year of my undergraduate science degree.  It has taken me fifteen years- starting from kindergarten to second year university- to grasp that I’m only now understanding how to learn. When my grade ten English … Continue reading Learning How to Learn | By Jenny Lou