The first Children’s Science Writer’s Festival, Celebrate Science: A BC Sciencefest, is taking place this weekend at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. The event runs from 9-12. The event is a fundraiser in support of the work of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and is a science extravaganza for 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 keynote speaker is Professor Jaymie Matthews, astrophysicist at the University of British Columbia and a passionate promoter of astronomy education. There will also be authors from the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL BC). Participating authors are: Jude Isabella, Cora Lee, Deborah Hodge, Adrienne Mason, Claire Eamer, Fiona Bayrock, Avis Harley, Maggie de Vries, Paula Johanson, Tanya Kyi, Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone.
Watch the show on ShawTV Channel 4 on THE EXPRESS:
Wednesday September 22nd, 2010 at 4 at 3 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, and 10 pm.
Thursday 3 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, and 10 pm,
Friday morning 5:30 am, 10 am, 11:30 am, and 2 pm.
Saturday at 3 pm, and 6:30 pm, and Sunday at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
There will be a temporary link on THE EXPRESS to watch Olivia and Shar’s story on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning online.
For more information about the Children’s Science Writers’ Festival, please visit the Celebrate Science page on the Canadian Children’s Book Center website.