Upcoming Events at the BIG Little Science Centre

The BIG Little Science Centre Exploration Room (655 Holt Street) is open for public drop in: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, with special activities and shows on Saturdays.

Standard entry fees apply for the following, unless otherwise stated.

IMGP0893Thursday, May 28: White Nose Syndrome in Bats/Western Canada’s Caves

Dr. Ann Naowarat Cheeptham, 7pm

Science Lecture Series at BIG Little Science Centre for older children and adults.

At Cheeptham’s laboratory at TRU, we have been assisting Dr. Cori Lausen (Bat Biologist of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada) and Sarah Boyle (Ecologist Team Leader of the Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks) to preliminary determine the presence or absence of the white nose syndrome causative fungus. As this study is still under investigation, we will discuss what has been done and what we have found in terms of results to date. There are many collaborators contributing to this collective research as the detection and prevention of white-nose syndrome is critical to BC and Alberta. Continue reading


Next Week is Bike to School Week in Kamloops!

Bike to School Week in Kamloops is happening May 25-29th!

Still time to register, here are the details on some fun events and prizes:

To register for Bike to School Week:


Team Leaders are entitled to a free Bike To Work Week t-shirt. If
you haven’t already, you can pick yours up at the Farmer’s Market on 3rd and St. Paul this Saturday, May 23rd until noon.


For families and individuals, our last group ride will be leaving from the Farmer’s Market Bike To Work Week table this Saturday at 11:30am. The ride is non-athletic, and suitable for our younger riders, and will be taking a route from the market to the Dairy Queen on 8th Ave, and back. This ride is open to everyone, and is a great opportunity for less experienced riders to familiarize themselves with riding in traffic with a group of riders.


There is a bike rodeo this Sunday, May 24th in the parking lot behind the Riverside Coliseum (ISC) from 1-4pm. The RCMP will be in attendance to fit helmets and bicycles, and to ensure proper road safety skills for our younger riders.

More information at:


All registered participants of Bike To Work and Bike To School Week are invited to our Wrap-up BBQ on Friday, May 29th at the Riverside Park Bandshell. This event begins at 3:30pm and includes free BBQ for registered participants (first come first served), as well as music, photo opportunities, and a stretching booth. Critical Mass will be leaving from the park at 5:15pm. Both Bike to Work and Bike to School will draw/announce their Grand Prize winners (as well as giving out other prizes), so your team’s numbers of riders and age range must be in by then for inclusion. You can continue logging trips for your students through to the end of the week, however we need all of the participants to be registered on the Dashboard by Friday afternoon.


We are running an Instagram contest, #bikehairdontcare, inviting all participants of the week to show us your helmet hair from riding to school/work. Winners will be announced at the BBQ.

Also, you can like Bike To School Week Kamloops on Facebook for more updates, to share your school’s experiences, and to get a jump on subsequent years.


We have lots of prizes going out to school Celebration Stations, Continue reading


Make Your Own Refreshing Rhubarb Soda

When you think of rhubarb, do you only think of rhubarb pie or rhubarb crumble?

Such a shame, as there is so much that you can do with rhubarb, including mixing up your very own rhubarb soda!


To make the rhubarb syrup:

4 cups chopped rhubarb
4 cups water
1/2 cup honey

1. Combine all of the ingredients listed above in a medium saucepan Continue reading

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