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Career Seminar: "I want to explore the world!"

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Learn more about exciting STEM career paths that involve exploration, featuring our panel of special guests!

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What is a Career Seminar?

Career Seminars are 1.5 hour interactive panel discussions featuring womxn in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM). We'll learn about the variety of career paths and roles in their field of study, followed by a question and answer period! Family members of participants welcome to join.

This event is FREE, but parents and guardians are encouraged to support our organization if they can, either through a donation on our website, or through our current Sticker & Magnet Fundraiser.

Who can attend?

To join in this Career Seminar, participants must be girls or gender minorities and reside in Atlantic Canada, and should be aged 12 - 18.

To ensure that girls across Atlantic Canada have the opportunity to participate in our summer programs, we ask that each person attends a maximum of three of our 2020 Online Summer Series programs (not including reunions). Those who attend and participate in three programs (including reunions) will also receive a special reward!

About our Panelists

We'll add more information about our panelists as we get closer to the date of the event - stay tuned!

Alexandra Vance is an ocean explorer and marine conservationist and works as a Marine Scientist and Expedition Coordinator with Oceana Canada. She is a passionate science communicator, and advocates for climate justice, ocean optimism, and connecting with nature. Alexandra is a born-and-raised Maritimer, and has lived in Nova Scotia for the past 13 years!

Dr. Jen Guyton is a German-American Photographer and Freelance Journalist whose work has been published in National Geographic Online, BBC Wildlife, and more! She is a National Geographic Explorer and focuses on conservation storytelling and is passionate about investigating how people and wildlife are adapting to our changing planet.

Emilie Novaczek is a Marine Biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in Newfoundland and Labrador and a PhD Candidate with the Marine Geomatics Research Lab at Memorial University. She studies fish habitat and movement in a changing ocean. Her thesis research uses crowd-sourced data to map the ocean floor and better understand how fish habitats are changing over time.

About Terranaut Club

Terranaut Club is a non-profit organization based in Nova Scotia that offers science and nature exploration programs for girls and gender minorities at highly subsidized rates. We specifically aim to work with participants from underprivileged and/or underrepresented backgrounds, and our mission is to encourage them to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers, and to become environmental leaders in their own communities.

We were forced to postpone our signature hands-on summer programs until 2021, so we've developed our first "Online Summer Series" to create opportunities for us to engage with our amazing participants!

Let's get through this strange summer together!

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