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…

Art.Science.Gallery. experience coming to a close

Well, that was fast! I’m nearing the end of my internship and in disbelief. We are now taking down the art pieces of our Flourish exhibit (featured pieces from the botanical drawing classes this past spring) and getting ready for our Evolution exhibit which is in partnership with the Society for the Study of Evolution,  Society of…

Art.Science.Gallery.

As a programming intern (a.k.a. laboratory manager), I am responsible for putting together the new programs for the summer. This means I am communicating with scientists, artists, science communicators (or all of the above) about the schedule of the dates of classes, putting together the summer catalogue and doing everything I can to promote these…

Why am I in Austin, TX?

For you to understand it all, I’ve got to reach into the past a bit… Lately, I’ve been traveling a lot, bouncing from one place to another. I admit, I am a bit unpredictable, but it is with good reason (at least I think so). Following graduate school, I kept thinking about what I wanted…

Traveling with a little bit of spontaneity in France

MARSEILLE Traveling alone and having a fairly flexible schedule gives you some time to do more spontaneous things. I was lucky enough to befriend a girl from Marseille while WWOOFing on the farm close to Sisteron. Initially, I just wanted a lift to Marseille before going to Ardèche. However, she invited me to her home…