16 episodes

Science Teacher Tim Stephenson, 2018 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence, brings you discussions and interviews on all kinds of scientific concepts. It is ideal listening for anyone interested in learning more, from students to adults. And since Tim is an Astronomy Teacher, there will be a lot of space talk!

Science 360 Tim Stephenson

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Science Teacher Tim Stephenson, 2018 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence, brings you discussions and interviews on all kinds of scientific concepts. It is ideal listening for anyone interested in learning more, from students to adults. And since Tim is an Astronomy Teacher, there will be a lot of space talk!

    Urban Climate Change

    Urban Climate Change

    In this podcast, I talk with Vanessa Jones and Natalie Cook, two recent university grads who are doing research into the effects of climate change in suburban Burnaby, British Columbia. I always find it inspiring to hear stories of young people who, while getting a good education, meet people along the way that influence and change their direction towards finding their mission in life.

    Both of these researchers studied under Dr. Dave Clements at Trinity Western University. Dr. Clements has been a guest on Science360, and his connections were able to land the funding for this research in the City of Burnaby. Now with their research wrapping up, both look forward to further studies...Vanessa doing graduate research into invasive plant species at UVic and Natalie in GIS at BCIT and dendrochronology at UBC. And if you don't know what those are, neither did I! But Natalie will explain it to you. Enjoy...

    • 27 min
    A Mission to Mars with Christian Knudsen Part 2

    A Mission to Mars with Christian Knudsen Part 2

    This is the second part of my interview with Christian Knudsen, a Mars One candidate to make a one way voyage to Mars. Because of that experience, Christian understands the nuances of space flight better than most. He describes in this episode the issues to be dealt with in making a 6-8 month trip to Mars, the psychology, the health risks, and the issues of landing safely and setting up a colony. He also describes details of terraforming Mars for a comfortable human presence.

    This is very fascinating stuff and you will learn a lot about what it takes to get to Mars.

    • 39 min
    Space Talk with Mars One Candidate Christian Knudsen Part 1

    Space Talk with Mars One Candidate Christian Knudsen Part 1

    Christian is a tech expert with great insight into space exploration from his time training to be on the Mars One mission. This was a privately funded mission to put a community on Mars, pushing the envelop of exploration further than publicly funded NASA could do. Presently, that mission is on hold so Christian is working in the tech sector in Germany, while taking every opportunity he can to share his knowledge, hoping to inspire the next generation of space travellers.

    This is a two part series. The first part deals with general themes of education, the Mars One background, Christian's insight into launch and space travel and thoughts on the Falcon Heavy and crewed Dragon launches of Spacex.

    Gain the wisdom of someone who has been inside the space industry. Follow Christian on social media:

    Twitter: @MrMonster911
    Tedx Talk: https://youtu.be/hB7JlJtFCsE

    Read more about the Mars One mission at www.mars-one.com

    • 32 min
    Ocean Insights with Rachel Stewart-Dziama

    Ocean Insights with Rachel Stewart-Dziama

    Rachel studies Geography and Anthropology at UVic. Having worked as a Parks guide, she has become very knowledgeable about the ocean and in this episode, shares a vast array of ocean literacy. From the intertidal zone to the salmon forest, with insight into First Nation's relationship with the west coast. You will learn a lot and your next visit to the coast will be much more interesting once equipped with the knowledge Rachel shares.

    • 40 min
    From El Salvador to Canada with Enrique Moran

    From El Salvador to Canada with Enrique Moran

    Enrique is a student I taught in Summer Session. We met and connected on many areas of similar interests. I had no idea at the time though, of the incredible story that lead him and his family out of El Salvador and into Canada. Held at gunpoint and thinking this was the end, the family survived the ordeal and re-located to Canada. Now today a student at UBC, Enrique speaks with poise and insight on topics ranging from what life was like in a rural country with no internet, to how AI and Informatic Engineering may help lead a world out of a pandemic. Both teachers and students alike will find enormous value in hearing this interview!

    • 45 min
    Alys Hoyland of Surfrider Pacific Rim speaks about ocean conservation

    Alys Hoyland of Surfrider Pacific Rim speaks about ocean conservation

    Alys is passionate about the oceans. Coming from rural northern England, she has found her place in Tofino, BC, where she works as a kayaking guide and an employee at Surfrider. A university degree in languages, she was inspired to pursue her passions after travelling throughout Europe and South America, ending up on the west coast of Vancouver Island to do this important work of educating kids in schools and the general public about how they can help us move towards a cleaner and healthier ocean.

    Surfrider (www.pacificrim.surfrider.org) is an international organization that works closely with The Ocean Legacy (www.oceanlegacy.ca) to collect and re-purpose plastic in the circular economy.

    • 33 min

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