As always, it was amazing to see students interacting with the exhibit and inquiring about science. I had two memorable moments here:
2) While we were tearing down the exhibit, I had a teacher approach me and thank me for doing this tour. He told me that he had never seen his students so engaged in science, apparently they were still talking about our exhibit in class! Receiving that positive feedback and knowing that students were still talking about what they learned was great to hear, because that’s essentially our goal. We want students to keep the conversation going long after they leave our exhibit, to keep questioning and to be curious.
On top of our successful event, we were also able to explore Whitehorse and even participate in an annual festival, the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. As it turns out, I work alongside some talented scientists who are also musicians. To make our dreams of becoming touring musicians a reality, we formed a band called “Woodlove” and started writing our own songs. We continue to perform at any open mics we find on our journey across Canada.
People ride their bikes all year round here which made me smile. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to ride on some trails and reached some beautiful view points. Of course, a bike trip wouldn’t be any fun without company (Lauren) and occasional falls with a mountain bike.
One of the highlights of this trip was seeing the northern lights in action. I didn’t think we would actually get a chance to see them, especially since we were unsuccessful on our first attempt. Thankfully, we all decided to stay up a bit later, endure the cold for a bit longer and go on an adventure to find these spectacular lights. It was worth it.