Teachers’ Workshop

The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) is pleased to offer this free one-day workshop for teachers during its annual meeting in Winnipeg.

Wednesday June 1st 2016 at the Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba

We welcome all teachers from grades 6 to 12 who would like to discover new resources in astronomy education and get a chance to discuss them with scientists and education specialists.

Registration is free but space is limited! You are welcome to participate in all or just some of the events.
Registration closed on May 23, 2016

Tentative Schedule

09:00 9:45 Grade 9 astronomy resources, Andrea Misner, Maples Collegiate CASCA Conference Education Session
09:45 10:30 High Altitude Balloon Launch, Jen Piaseki, Fort Richmond Collegiate & Heidi Werner, St. James Collegiate
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 12:00 Presentation and activity: Gravitational Waves, Heather Fong
12:00 13:00 Presentation about the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Qilak Lecture, Dr. Jaymie Matthews, winner of the Qilak award for astronomy communication and education: N-body Kama Sutra: When galaxies, puppets and Ashton Kutcher collide
13:00 14:30 Teachers’ Lunch with Scientists
14:30 15:00 Presentation about the possible Planet Nine
15:00 15:30 Presentation by Art McDonald, Nobel prize laureate
15:30 End of Workshop

Teachers are invited to stay and participate in poster session until 18:00

19:30 21:00 Public lecture: Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Art McDonald (at the University of Winnipeg)


For questions, please contact:
Julie Bolduc-Duval – julie@discovertheuniverse.ca

Thank you to the sponsors of this workshop!