Celebrate Science! A Festival of BC Science Writers for Kids and Teens (September 24, 2011)

Celebrate Science: A Festival of BC Science Writers for Kids and Teens takes place in Vancouver on September 24, 2011. A fundraiser in support of the work of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, this science extravaganza will appeal to teachers, teacher-librarians, student teachers, public librarians, child care workers and parents.

The half-day program (8:30 AM to 12:30 PM) will feature talented Canadian writers and illustrators whose books and passion for science spans all ages. They’ll explore scientific topics with the audience and highlight a wide range of books available for youth.

The featured speaker is Dr. Jeanette Whitton, Environmental biologist and Co-Director, Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Featured scientists include Dr. Amanda Vincent, Project Seahorse researcher and Dr. Eric Taylor, UBC Fish Collection. Science writers from the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL BC) presenting their books will be: Fiona Bayrock, Tanya Kyi, Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone, Cynthia Nicolson, Barry Shell, and Jim Wiese.

There will be a science book fair and sales with a 10% discount for attendees. The cost of Celebrate Science! is: $20.00 for students; $20.00 for CCBC members; and $40.00 for non-members. To become a CCBC member, please click here.

Space is limited. Registrations must be received by September 22, 2011. To register, download this form and return it to the address indicated on the form or register online.

For questions, contact Jo-Anne Naslund at joanne.naslund@ubc.ca or 604-822-0940.

Event Sponsors

Constellation Sponsor:
TD Bank Group

Star Sponsors:
Beaty Biodiversity Museum | CWILL BC | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | Kids Can Press | Orca Book Publishers | Simon & Schuster Canada

Planet Sponsors:
Josh Rosenberg and Gordon Urquhart from Macdonald Realty | United Library Services | UBC Book Store | UBC Education Library