2024 Festival:
October 21–27

18: Oceans and Forests (Grades 3–7)

18: Oceans and Forests (Grades 3–7)

This event is SOLD OUT in person. Tickets can still be purchased to view the livestream!

All 2022 Festival Youth events can be attended in-person or viewed online. Please ensure that you select the correct ticket option during checkout.

Stoke kids’ curiosity in the amazing natural world around them with a highly engaging presentation from three writers who make learning about science fun. Adrienne Mason uncovers why whales are “ecosystem engineers” who can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in Whales to the Rescue. Rochelle Strauss also sails us into thinking about The Global Ocean—and what we need to do to begin to restore it—in a book as urgent as it is hopeful. CBC journalist Johanna Wagstaffe helps us understand why wildfires happen and how they affect our environment in Little Pine Cone. Prepare to be astonished at the magic of our environment! Grades 3–7.

Event Participants:

Adrienne Mason

ADRIENNE MASON is a biologist and the author of more than thirty books for children. She is the author of Whales to the Rescue, Planet Ark, and the Primary Physical Science series, as well as an editor at Hakai Magazine, a publication devoted to marine and coastal science. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Rochelle Strauss

ROCHELLE STRAUSS is the bestselling children’s book author of The Global Ocean, Tree of Life and One Well, which sold over 400,000 copies. Strauss specializes in the development and implementation of environmental education and combines her love of nature and passion for stories to teach children about the wonders of the natural world. (ONTARIO)

Johanna Wagstaffe

JOHANNA WAGSTAFFE is the meteorologist and science host for CBC Vancouver and CBC News Network. She’s the author of Little Pine Cone: Wildfires and the Natural World, Little Cloud: The Science of a Hurricane and Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes. Her background lies in seismology, geophysics, and earth science. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)