Giizhigoong (Sky World): May 2020 (OPEN NOW!)

Giizhigoong (Sky World): May 2020 (OPEN NOW!)

Back by popular demand, TRACKS is so excited to be able to offer a our limited-time workshop in the ROM Travelling Planetarium, Giizhigoong (Sky World), from May 11-15th!

We will be offering this workshop inside of the ROM Travelling Planetarium, an inflatable dome with a digital projector that recreates constellations in the sky and offers interpretations of constellations according to Anishinaabe tradition (among other Indigenous cultures around the world). Inside the dome, students will focus on learning about Ojibwe constellations and stories of the sky. Students will also be introduced to constellations from other Indigenous cultures of Turtle Island, including Inuit and Dakota interpretations. When not spending time in the planetarium, TRACKS will have activities to educate students on the the western science side of astronomy, magnetic fields and the northern lights (waawaate).

This immersive experience will be hosted by TRACKS Youth Program at Trent University between May 11th and May 15th as part of Science Odyssey Week. The goal of Science Odyssey week is to support events which bring science "to the streets and open doors to labs, museums, research centres and more". In order to reach this goal, and make this experience available to as many teachers and students as possible, we are offering a set schedule of 90-minute workshops at our standard rate of $250.

When: Monday to Friday, May 11th - 15th, 10:00am-11:30am OR 12:30pm-2:00pm

Where: Trent University (Peterborough campus),  Nozhem First Peoples' Performance Space & Gathering Space

Who: Students in Grade 1 to 12

Price: $250/workshop

Please indicate in the registration form if the workshop price is limiting for your class, we will be able to offer discounts and subsidies to some

Register your class for a Giizhigoong (Sky World) workshop HERE!