Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Okanagan Science Centre

Take Your Daughter to the Science Centre

Featuring a scavenger hunt to celebrate the achievements of women in science in our Galleries and activities run by local women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) in our Program Room

The Scavenger Hunt is ongoing all day.

Program of Events:

1:00 Make ice cream using liquid nitrogen with Jessica Nobrega of CARO Analytical Services
2:00 Create your own Pocket Solar Systems with Colleen O’Hare of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
3:30 Learn about The Water Cycle and our Local Watershed with Marta Green of Associated Environmental

All events and programs are FREE.

A big thank you to all our program participants!

Jessica Nobrega of CARO Analytical Services

CARO Analytical Services (CARO) is a testing laboratory full of smart, engaged scientists driven to make the world a safer and healthier place. Sounds a little crazy for a testing lab, right? We thought so too until we really took a step back from the day to day business and had a good look at what we get to be a part of.

Whether supporting a client cleaning up a contaminated site to health standards, providing water quality data to ensure Canadians have access to clean water, or supporting the government in testing fruits for potential pesticide exceedances; CARO provides the data essential to the success of these projects.

We are 100% Canadian owned and employ 125 Charismatic Scientists driven to make the world safer and healthier.

Colleen O’Hara of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)

RASC-Okanagan Centre, one of 28 Centres across Canada with a local membership of about 130 made up mostly of amateur astronomers. Our Centre has members from Salmon Arm to Osoyoos and we have 3 meeting groups, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton. We hold monthly meetings at each city with special guest speakers. The public is more than welcome to come to any of the meetings.

Colleen has always been interested in science and in 2004 she found time to join the RASC OC. She quickly gravitated towards Outreach and became Outreach Co-ordinator (Kelowna) in 2005. She enjoys sharing her passion by presenting slide shows to schools and clubs as well as participating in community events and Friday evenings at the Okanagan Observatory. She is thoroughly comfortable with the label of ‘astronomoholic’. Currently, she is the club's Librarian, Past President and continues as Outreach Coordinator.

Marta Green of Associated Environmental

Associated Environmental

Associated Environmental Consultants Inc. is an employee-owned, Canadian environmental consulting firm with a history dating back over 20 years. Associated is a recognized expert in water resources management, groundwater supply development, soils and wetlands, water quality, terrestrial and aquatic biology, and regulatory permitting. We have 75 environmental professionals, with BC offices located in Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops, and Vancouver. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Associated Engineering Group of Companies, we comprise one of Canada’s most comprehensive consulting companies. Associated has several programs that proactively promotes women in science and engineering, and as a result has an above industry average number of women professionals, and this diversity is a celebrated part of our success as a company. We are proud to have called Vernon home for over 20 years.

Presentation Summary

Water Water Everywhere? The Water Cycle and Our Local Watershed

Marta Green, P.Geo., a Senior Geoscientist with Associated Environmental based in Vernon BC, will be presenting an interactive 3D watershed model. Ms. Green will be discussing topics such as the water cycle, what is a watershed, how does water get to our homes, where does water in our lake come from, and what we can all do to take better care of our water in our own watershed. Ms. Green will also talk about her career as a geoscientist and the places she gets to explore in a watershed as part of her job. This presentation will be interactive with questions and discussions with the audience, handouts including colouring pages, and of course, water pouring over the model to simulate real life water cycle scenarios! This presentation will be interesting to budding scientists that have an interest in their local natural surrounding, and like to explore the outdoors, from skiing on our mountain ranges at Silverstar to swimming in our beautiful lakes like Kalamalka Lake.

Take Your Daughter to the Science Centre made possible by the generous support of