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Science Literacy Week @ McGill: 2015 Workshop series

Events happening across campus during science literacy week

2015 Workshops

Getting started with 3D Printing

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 1-2 pm and Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: Room 101, Schulich Library of Science and Engineering

During this workshop attendees will learn more about 3D printing technology. Topics will include the history of 3D printing, an overview of the different ways that people are currently using 3D printing – such as for building houses and designing customized chocolates, and also a discussion of what 3D printing could do in the future, and why people are so excited about the technology.

This presentation will include a demonstration of 3D printing, whereby attendees will be able to see the 3D printing process up close and in person.


Visit to the Schulich Library beehives

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 1:30 and 2 pm

Location: Meet in foyer of Schulich Library

This is an opportunity to visit the beehives on the roof of the Schulich Library/Frank Dawson Adams building, in the company of an experienced beekeeper. Participants will see the beekeeper open up the hive and inspect a honeycomb, and will learn first-hand about the organisation of a colony of bees. There will also be a chance to ask questions. A protective bee suit will be offered to each participants.

While we will make every effort to prevent participants from being stung, please note that this is a visit to a live, working beehive. We therefore do not recommend participation if you are allergic to bee stings.  An Epipen will be available.


Connecting with reliable, open access health information on the Web

Thursday, September 24, 2015, noon-1 pm

Location: Room 313, Schulich Library of Science and Engineering

Join us for a hands-on workshop, and discover reliable and free online consumer health information to answer your health and wellness questions. Learn to evaluate information that you find on the web, and explore McGill Library's collection of books on health and wellness topics.


A day in the life of a honeybee

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5-6:30 pm

Location: Room G1, Macdonald Harrington Building

Honey bees are having their moment in the sun, as we become more aware of the enormous contribution they make to biodiversity, and of the many threats faced by bee colonies.  

Join members of the Santropol Roulant Beekeeping Collective for this interactive presentation and learn about why bees are so important, how their colonies work, a typical day in the life of a honeybee, and the work of beekepers such as the Santropol Roulant collective.  We'll demonstrate what happens when a beekeeper checks a hive, and will even give some tips on how to locate the often elusive queen bee!


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