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Professional Development: Arduino Workshop & Teaching with Technology
Fri, May 5, 2017, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Date and Time: Friday May 5, 2017. 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Instructor: Johan Thornton, Tara Moreau
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre, 6804 SW Marine Drive
Cost: $60/concession*, $65/public
Prices include GST; does not include eventbrite fees. Concession = Youth (13-17), UNA Residents, UBC Students, UBC Faculty, UBC Staff, Garden Members, Seniors (65+).
Description: Calling all teachers! Join us in learning about gardening with technology using Arduino. Arduino's are small computers that are easy to interface with the world around us. They can be innovative teaching tools to engage young people in learning about technology, mearusrement, gardens, robotics and much more. Spend a day in the significant collection of the UBC Botanical Garden and our new outdoor classroom beside our Food Garden.
Important Notes: Dress for the weather, including footwear for undulating terrain, a hat and protection from wind. Bring pen and paper and a bagged lunch. Questions? Contact email@example.com
Johan Thornton is an engineer-turned-artist based in Vancouver BC. With his love of technology he programmed games for the Game Boy and Super Nintendo, analyzed nuclear waste storage for Atomic Energy of Canada and founded a company developing DJ performance gear before turning his focus to art. His largest urban art installation was when he hacked into the Lions Gate Bridge lights and made them blink in Morse code. He has been producing and performing dance music since 1995, and is one of the founders of Soundproof, Vancouver's longest running underground rave group. Since joining the Burning Man community, Johan has done engineering work on the Temple 2011, and did engineering work for large art in Burning Man 2012 and 2014. For links, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Tara Moreau has worked as a consultant for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and as a post-doc with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. She has developed integrated pest management programs with organic farmers in Eastern Canada. She founded SPEC Urgan Farmer Field School with the objective to increase the ability and success of urban farmers and gardeners to grow food sustainably. She is the co-chaoir of the Vancouver Food Policy Council and supports the American Public Garden Association in growing the agriculture sector of botanical gardens throughout North America.
Tamara Litke works at the UBC Botanical Garden supporting educational programs in the Sustainability and Community Programs. She is a school garden champion, a Master Gardeners Community Project Volunteer Coordinator and a member of the Vancouver School Food Network. She coordinates the Botanical Volunteer Program and over 250 fieldtrips annually.
Cancellation & Refund Policies: UBC Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel any workshop or reduce the number of instructional hours, should the class not reach 25% capacity 5 days before the class. In the event that a course is cancelled, UBC Botanical Garden will offer the option of transferring to another course, or obtaining a full refund. All cancellations must be made at least 5 working days before the start of the course by contacting email@example.com. A $15 processing fee is charged for cancellations. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person.