Chapter 2G: Fort St. John, BC

So we’re revisiting the end of Chapter 2 again, because I failed to realize Fort St John was still in British Columbia (although it is pretty close to the Alberta border). Once we finished up in Whitehorse, we actually flew back to Prince Rupert (where we left our vehicle) and headed east towards Fort St.…

Chapter 3A: Whitehorse, Yukon

Wow, it seems so surreal now, but just last week I was in Whitehorse, Yukon. It’s a place that I never thought I’d get an opportunity to see and I’m still over the moon just thinking about it! We were stationed at F.H. Collins Secondary School where we had full days of presentations and exhibit…

Chapter 2F: Prince Rupert, BC

Prince Rupert was our second last stop in beautiful British Columbia and boy, was it a spectacular drive there! After driving a little over 1200 km from Kamloops, we reached Charles Hayes Secondary School (CHSS) in Prince Rupert. The weather up there caught me off guard, because I was promised a lot of snow, ice and…

Chapter 2E: Kamloops, BC

The adventure from Port Coquitlam to Kamloops was about a 4 hour drive and was absolutely beautiful. We weaved through the Coquihalla highway and passed by beautiful mountains. We finally encountered our first bit of snow which actually became quite a big issue when we were tipping the truck at the Kamloops Christian School. Since…

Chapter 2D: Port Coquitlam, BC

Our stop in Port Coquitlam was a highly anticipated event, especially since it was to be an extravagant science carnival. Ed, the science teacher at Terry Fox Secondary School had been planning this event for several months and wanted to bring 1000 visitors to the event. In combination with the the Power of Ideas tour,…

Chapter 2C: Vancouver, BC

One of the first things I did when I arrived in Vancouver was a bicycle search. In a city with so much bicycle infrastructure, I felt compelled to bike everywhere. I was lucky and had a friend who let me borrow his bike – thanks Parker! At the time, there was no snow in Vancouver,…

Chapter 2B: Nanaimo, BC

Our second stop on the tour was in the city of Nanaimo. Yes, home to the delicious Nanaimo bar. Besides munching on these delicious treats, we spent our days connecting with the students at Cedar Community Secondary School which only recently re-opened. Technically, this school is just outside of Nanaimo and located in Cedar, BC.…

Chapter 2A: Victoria, BC

First stop on our tour…check! In the short time that we’ve been here in beautiful (snowless) Victoria, BC, we managed to set-up, demonstrate, present and take-down seamlessly. Our venue here was the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. This centre provides resources and services for Aboriginal people in the greater Victoria area, such as youth initiatives, employment, health and social…

Doodling the traveling exhibit

Throughout the tour, I’ll be posting some simplified sketches of our traveling exhibit to demonstrate how they work and what we hope visitors will get out of the experience. It’s another way for me to share some science and give the tour another outlet to connect with people. Here’s the first of them: To engage visitors…