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Museum of Natural Sciences Outreach

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The Science Outreach Team is excited to share information with you about free field trip opportunities. The Museum of Natural Sciences (MNS) Outreach Program is created through a partnership among the Museum of Natural Sciences (supported by the Departments of Geological Sciences and Biology and the College of Arts and Science), the Science Outreach Office, Departments of Archeology and Anthropology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Physics and through partnerships with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Saskatchewan Archeological Society.   

May/June 2017 FREE Guided Field Trips

Registration is now open.  Click here to register for the May/June 2017 Museum of Natural Sciences Outreach Program.

Below is general information about the field trip options, including guided museum tours. Click here for further information about the May/June 2017 Museum of Natural Sciences Outreach Program.

A. Exploring Genetics + Moe’s Evolution of Living Things Museum Tour with Science Outreach Team  (suitable for grades 4-9)
May 1- June 16, 2017: Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am (reserved for 2 groups at once), Tuesdays 12:45-2:45pm, Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am

B. Gio’s Geology Adventure Tour of the Museum of Natural Sciences + Taking a Closer Look at Fossils - with Science Outreach Team (suitable for grades 4-9)
May 1- June 16, 2017: Wednesdays 12:45-2:45pm, Fridays 9:30-11:30am, Fridays 12:45-2:45pm,

C. Radioactivity (suitable for Grades 11-12) with Brian Zulkoskey, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
May 1- June 16, 2017: Thursdays 1-3pm

D. Cool Chemistry (suitable for grades 4-6) with Val MacKenzie, Department of Chemistry
May 1- June 16, 2017: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am, Thursdays 9:30-11:30am

E. Geometric Optics (suitable for grades 6-11) with Brian Zulkoskey, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
May 1- June 16, 2017: Tuesdays 1-3pm

F. *NEW Bubble Solids (suitable for grades 3-6) with Stavros Stavrou, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
May 1- June 16, 2017: Wednesdays 12:45-2:45pm

G. Computer Science (suitable for grades 8-10) with Jason Bowey, Department of Computer Science
May 1- June 16, 2017: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm
*Suitable for math classes too!

H. *NEW Stones and Bones (suitable for grades 4-12) with Karin Steuber, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, and Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
May 1- June 16, 2017: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am

I. *NEW Exploring Astronomy and tour the Campus Observatory (suitable for grades 4-8) with Ron Waldron, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and also with an astronomy student, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
May 1- June 16, 2017: Thursdays 9:30-11:30am, Thursdays 12:45-2:45pm

J. *NEW Lasers and Jello (suitable for grades 6-8) with Amir Farahani, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
Weekday mornings and afternoons - May 1- 5, 2017

K. *NEW How does the brain create our visual and auditory world?  (suitable for grades 6-12) with Dr. Steve Prime (leading), Amanda Sinclair and Matt Josdal, Department of Psychology
Weekday mornings, various dates May 1- June 16, 2017

Resources and Self-Guided Tours

The Museum of Natural Sciences was made possible by the combined efforts of the Departments of Biology and Geological Sciences. This museum is designed to outline evolution throughout geological time, providing an integrated learning environment, with displays of living plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals. A working seismograph is on display in an adjacent hallway.

A primary role of the museum is to illustrate some of the breadth and diversity of the geological and biological sciences; it also serves as a teaching resource for university and school students, and the several thousand visitors that pass through annually.

The Museum of Natural Sciences educational resources

Museum Brochure

A short walking guide

A short walking guide Answers

A scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt in French

A scavenger hunt Answers

Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences webpage

Links

Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences Webpage

 

Contact Us

Science Outreach

Room 121 McLean Hall
Division of Science
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK Canada
S7N 5E6

Phone: 306-966-5776
Email: scienceoutreach@arts.usask.ca