Lets Talk Science - Lab Extravagenza

Feb 19th, 2014

Danielle Nichols

Let's talk science
Lets Talk Science - Lab Extravagenza

The Department of Ocean Sciences Memorial University participates in "Lab Extravaganza Days" which is organized by the "Lets talk Science" national outreach program.

Let's Talk  Science at Memorial University was started in 1996 by graduate student  Scott Hancock from the Faculty of Medicine and had just 4 volunteers.  Since then the program has grown tremendously and now includes over 200  registered volunteers who reached out to over eleven thousand youth in 2012.

 Lab Extravaganza Days is a free enrichment  event that provides high school students with the opportunity to  explore their options at Memorial University. Students spend a full day  at Memorial University and participate in 2 science workshops of their  choice. This allows students to get a feel for the program and  experience exciting activities and lab demonstrations. Workshops include: Ocean Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, HKR, Engineering, Computer Science, and Earth Science.

On February 18th, 2014 high school students from the Avalon area had the opportunity to get up close and personal with sea  urchins, sea stars,  sea cucumbers and other amazing marine creatures in  the Biology Department as part of the program "Let's Talk Science-Lab Extravaganza Day". The event was a joint effort between Biolgy and Ocean Sciences to engage students in the wonders of the ocean.


Ocean Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000