Flipbook Project and other Recent Blog Postings…

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Please take a look here for my recent projects and showcases. These were done for the Scarfe Digital Sandbox as part of a UBC work-learn position.

Flipbook Project Showcase – by the Project Team

Click the link below to check out the Scarfe Sandbox Flipbook:

https://online.fliphtml5.com/xgpvc/ygvv/#p=1

Storytelling for STEM Subjects – by Jacqueline

Resource post that explains the concept of teaching science and tech by using storytelling methods. Some relevant examples are also discussed, including the First People’s Principles of Learning.

Honing Pattern Recognition Skills through Dance – by Jacqueline

Another resource post that demonstrates and explains the concept of pattern recognition through learning dance steps. Pattern recognition is useful in mathematics, computer science, scientific discovery and research – and more specifically in biogeography and evolutionary biology. 

Find me on Twitter: @jacbird

Original Compositions Playlist

A different kind of writing…

I have been busy doing a different kind of writing recently, among some other projects that involved writing resource industry training documents. Please check out my latest music compositions that I have been working on. This is a little different than science and technical writing, but it still falls within the writing domain (although a tad more on the creative end of the spectrum). Click on the link below to check out my recordings.

Jacquie’s Composition Playlist

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Big Tree Trail on Meares Island

Tofino is known for its great surfing beaches and community, but there are also some fabulous places to hike. One such place is the Big Tree Trail located on Meares Island about half a kilometre across the water from Tofino. This trail features some of the largest and oldest Western red cedar trees in the world with widths up to 20 feet.

Photo by Jacquie Boivin

Boat taxi trip from Tofino to Meares Island

Meares island is a tribal park of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations and got its name in 1862 from George Henry Richards, captain of the HMS Hecate, in honor of John Meares. This island was blockaded to prevent logging by the MacMillan Bloedel company in 1984. As a result of this protest, the Big Tree trail was created with a board walk for the first 1.2 km of the trail. Continue reading

New Ideas for Blog Postings!

I enjoy spreading the word about interesting science, and I’m hoping to delve into some subjects that I’m not as familiar with this year, such as physics and astronomy. Here is your opportunity to give me some of your own ideas for science-based blog posts! Write to me at admin @ masit.ca if you have anything you’d like to see me write about on here in the coming months.

Ideas:

  • Northern Mountain Ecosystems in a Warming Climate
  • Earth’s Moon – Interesting Facts
  • Plastics Recycling – How energy efficient is the plastics recycling process?
  • Early Scientist Overview – Female
  • Coyotes – Behaviour and interaction with humans