Huggins Science Seminar invites students to dive in


Open Acadia and the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science of Acadia University invite you to join us in celebrating the 27th Annual Huggins High School Science Seminar on Friday, May 4, 2012.  Students from Grades 10, 11, and 12 across Atlantic Canada are invited to participate in a day of engaging and interactive presentations on the Acadia University campus. 

In this year’s edition of the seminar, we “Dive Into Science” with presentations related to critical thinking and aquatic environments.  Students will enjoy a series of presentations encompassing an array of topics and scientific disciplines:

  • NEPTUNE Canada — Dr. Maia Hoeberechts takes us inside one of Canada’s largest-scale science projects, a network of ocean floor sensors that produces fascinating data.
  • Media Mediocrity in Science Education — Richard Zurawski, an accomplished scientific media personality, turns a skeptical eye on the media’s presentation and coverage of science.
  • Lifeboat Debate — Professors from various scientific disciplines explain the benefits of their science and argue about its importance in a lively “lifeboat debate” format.  The Huggins audience votes for a winner.
  • Tracking Animals in the Blue Ocean — Dr. Michael Stokesbury explains methods of animal tagging and tracking that are revealing new environments and providing insights on conservation.
  • Chemistry Show — Dr. Vlad Zamlynny returns with his chemistry show, a perennial favourite. Exciting demonstrations include liquid nitrogen and exploding gummy bears.

Students interested in participating must complete a registration form available on our website and receive a recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.  A student fee of $50 includes lunch and snacks.

For detailed information on the seminar’s featured speakers, student registration, and more, please visit our website at

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