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Science Literacy Week @ McGill: 2015 Redpath Museum activities

Events happening across campus during science literacy week

Redpath Museum Activities

Freaky Friday: If Trees Could Talk, followed by the film Butterfly

Friday, September 25, 2015, 5:00pm

Join Jacky Farrell (Redpath Museum) for a walk around some of the campus's proudest trees.

Followed by the film Butterfly, about the environmental heroine and tree sitter Julia Butterfly Hill who gained the attention of the world for her two-year vigil 60 metres atop Luna, an ancient redwood tree preventing it from being clear-cut. No reservation necessary. Meet on the front steps of the Museum. Rain or shine.

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Family Science Challenge

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 11:30am - 2:30pm

Get your passport and check out a variety of challenging science activities animated by student members of the Redpath Museum Club and Let's Talk Science McGill. Includes the Rock On! mineral identification activity with a "mystery" mineral, a marine animal - Ocean zones game, a food web hunt in the biodiversity exhibit areas and a hands-on plaster casting activity where you will learn about fossils and make your own fossil cast to take home.

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