Winter Solstice Science

Join us to celebrate the science of the shortest day!

Why do the days get shorter as winter approaches? How do people around the world celebrate winter solstice? Let’s explore seasonal art and science! We’ll try a hands-on activity mapping the Earth’s movement over the year. We’ll share solstice stories and create a lantern to light the longest night.

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Winter Solstice Science
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1 Your Guide

Anna Kirkpatrick Learn more about me

Inspired by my own two kids, I love creating things, whether it’s with fabric, food or other materials! We also love to read, cycle and explore the outdoors together! I'm an idealist and love thinking about ways to make the world a better place. Not only am I a BC-certified educator, I‘m a certified forest and nature school facilitator. Nature exploration offers so many opportunities for contemplation, joy and learning! I’ve worked as an educator for more than a decade in a variety of settings including camps, libraries, schools and nature programs. I believe that learning always happens best through connection and community. Some of my most profound learning experiences have occurred in unconventional settings: weeding cabbages, cycling a country road in Albania, or route finding on a wilderness trail.

I've travelled across Canada by bus and train.

2 Materials Needed

Flashlight, ball, tissue paper, white glue, paint brush, tea light or candle. We advise a grown-up/parent be close by to supervise with the materials for safe use.

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Single A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 5 - 9

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.