Climate Change and Society

Climate Change and Society

Science Literacy Week

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with FREE climate change programs at Spark!

Join TELUS Spark Science Centre as Science Literacy Week kicks off this September. Spark Science Centre has two Canadian experts in the line up, as they will share their stories about climate change.

In the spirit of Science Literacy Week, these programs are FREE, through registration links below.

Register for these two FREE programs to secure a spot!

  1. Direct From Polar Bears International | Sept 20, 10:00 AM
  2. Climate Change and Society: An Invitation to Action by Jordan Witzel | Sept 20, 1:00 PM

Climate Change and Society: An Invitation to Action by Jordan Witzel

Monday, September 20, at 1:00 PM (MST)

In the afternoon, meteorologist and science communicator Jordan Witzel presents Climate Change and Society: An Invitation to Action. Climate Change is real. Finding innovative solutions to reversing its effects on the health of all inhabitants of the planet has eluded humans for decades. Yes, there are significant barriers to changing how we live and interact with the planet. Action from a few can have a ripple effect to inspiring others to take further action. This is where you fit in.


When: Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM (MST)

Where: Live via Zoom

Price: FREE

Grades: 5-8

To register for Climate Change and Society, please visit one of the links below:

Individual Booking Classroom Booking

Jordan Witzel

Jordan Witzel holds a masters in Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University and has been forecasting weather and climate in western Canada for 15 years. He also holds both a sociology degree and a communications diploma, believing that weather knowledge is useless if experts are unable to effectively communicate environmental details to the broader public. Jordan currently works as a communications specialist in the office of the Vice-President of Research at the University of Calgary, while also consulting private firms on weather and climate.

Direct From Polar Bears International

Monday, September 20, at 10:00 AM (MST)

As part of the Canadian Association of Science Centres’ Week of Wonder, we will be partnering with Polar Bears International to highlight the majestic polar bear and its crazy-cool habitat. Learn how polar bears survive and thrive in the Arctic, what makes them unique among bears, and how we can protect their future. Join us for Direct From Polar Bears International to have your questions answered by a polar bear expert!


When: Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM (MST)

Where: Live through Streamyard and YouTube

Price: FREE

Grades: 4-8

This Direct From Polar Bears International is proudly sponsored by CASC,

To register for Direct From Polar Bears International, please visit the link below to the Science Literacy website.


Alysa McCall | Director of Conservation Outreach/Staff Scientist

Alysa has been studying polar bears since 2010 and working for Polar Bears International since 2014. She takes every opportunity to learn more about this species and loves talking to people about what makes polar bears so amazing. Alysa is passionate about conservation and dedicated to protecting the polar bear’s future. She lives in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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