Let’s Talk Science to mobilize thousands of university students during National Science & Technology Week

2009-10-15

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MEDIA ADVISORY: NATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY WEEK STORY
ATTENTION: CITY EDITORS, SCIENCE EDITORS, EDUCATION EDITORS

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Let’s Talk Science to mobilize thousands of university students during National Science & Technology Week to turn Canadian kids on to science

WHAT: Let’s Talk Science volunteers will be doing hands-on activities in classrooms, libraries and community settings across the country this National Science & Technology Week (NSTW) to get kids excited and interested in science, engineering and technology. For example:

Calgary, Alta.
Friday, October 16, 10 – 11:30 a.m. MST
Laboratories 2525 and 2526, O'Brien Centre, University of Calgary
Let’s Talk Science volunteers at the University of Calgary will lead southern Alberta high school students through “DNA Whodunnit?” and “Vein to Vein” workshops where they will learn to identify DNA samples and do blood type matching.

Toronto, Ont.
Tuesday, October 20, 1- 3 p.m. EST
St. Martin de Porres, 230 Morningside Ave., Toronto
Let’s Talk Science volunteers from the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus, will visit a Grade 2/3 class to teach students about different states of matter. Kids will get to make their own Gak slime.

Guelph, Ont.
Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. EST
Lifetime Learning Centre, Ontario Veterinary College, Room 1713
Let’s Talk Science volunteers at the University of Guelph will train new volunteer recruits how to make science engaging and fun for kids. Media can see new volunteers developing and presenting hands-on activities related to the science concept friction.

Fredericton, N.B.
Thursday, October 22, 3:45 to 5 p.m. ADT
Leo Hayes High School, Frederiction
Let’s Talk Science volunteers from University of New Brunswick will visit 68 science club students to do hands-on activities about earthquakes, plate tectonics and quicksand.

For more information about these and other events during NSTW, contact:
Krista Habermehl, Communications Officer, Let’s Talk Science
519.474.4081 ext. 239 or 1.877.474.4081 ext 239 khabermehl@letstalkscience.ca

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ABOUT LET’S TALK SCIENCE:
Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization dedicated to building youth interest and engagement in science, engineering and technology. Through our unique volunteer outreach programs, we engage thousands of students at 30 universities and colleges across Canada to volunteer their time to deliver fun and engaging hands-on science workshops and activities to hundreds of thousands of children and youth each year.