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Museum of Natural Sciences Outreach

About Us

The Museum of Natural Sciences invites everyone to explore the evolutionary and geological history of the Earth from the view of natural science through displays of living plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals.

The Museum of Natural Sciences illustrates some of the breadth and diversity of the geological and biological sciences; it also serves as a teaching resource for university and grade-school students, as well as several thousand visitors that pass through annually.

We welcome grade 4-12 school groups to campus for free guided tours and hands-on science and math activities.  Field trips are currently offered in May and June.  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, Psychology, and Physics and Engineering Physics and through partnerships with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Saskatchewan Archeological Society.   

May/June 2018 FREE Guided Field Trips

Our 2018 field trips are tentatively booked.  There may be openings.  If you wish to be put on a waiting list please email lana.elias@usask.ca.

Below is general information about the 2018 field trip options, including guided museum tours. Click here for further information about the May/June 2018 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 15, 2018: Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am, Tuesdays 12:45-2:45pm, Thursdays 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 15, 2018: Thursdays 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 15, 2018: Thursdays 1-3pm

D. Cool Chemistry (suitable for grades 4-6) with Val MacKenzie, Department of Chemistry
May 1- June 15, 2018: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am

E. Geometric Optics (suitable for grades 6-11) with Brian Zulkoskey, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
May 1- June 15, 2018: Tuesdays 1-3pm

F. Game Design: Computational Thinking with Applied Mathematics (suitable for grades 8-10) with Jason Bowey, Department of Computer Science
May 1- June 15, 2018: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am
*Suitable for math classes too!

G. Bubble Solids (suitable for grades 3-6) with Stavros Stavrou, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
May 1- June 15, 2018: Wednesdays 12:45-2:45pm

H. Lasers and Jello (suitable for grades 6-8) with Amir Farahani, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
May 1-7, 2018: Weekday mornings and afternoons

I. Exploring Astronomy and tour the Campus Observatory (suitable for grades 4-8) with  astronomy students, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
May 1- June 15, 2018: Dates TBD

J. Stones and Bones: Discovering Archeology (suitable for grades 4-12) with Karin Steuber, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, and Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
May 1- June 15, 2018: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am

Self-Guided Tours

To make the most of your visit, check out our website for self-guided tour resources: Museum of Natural Sciences.

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