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You should at least come for the giant whale skeleton…

Know any teachers? Librarians? Science fanatics? Send them along to Celebrate Science on September 24th, at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. I’ll be speaking as part of a panel discussion titled “Science is Everywhere.” And there will be underwear involved in my presentation. Because science is even under there.

Here’s the official blurb:

Celebrate Science: A Festival of BC Science Writers for Kids and Teens takes place in Vancouver on September 24, 2011. A fundraiser in support of the work of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, this science extravaganza will appeal to 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 featured speaker is Dr. Jeanette Whitton, Environmental biologist and Co-Director, Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Featured scientists include Dr. Amanda Vincent, Project Seahorse researcher and Dr. Eric Taylor, UBC Fish Collection. Science writers from the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL BC) presenting their books will be: Fiona Bayrock, Tanya Kyi, Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone, Cynthia Nicolson, Barry Shell, and Jim Wiese.

You can register from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre website. Hope to see you there!