Become ocean expert for a day with Dr Paul Snelgrove and Little Inventors!
June 8, 2020
Kids, would you like to be an ocean expert for a day? To celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, 2020, NSERC, CCUNESCO and Little Inventors invite you to meet a real-life oceans expert. You will learn what it takes to be an oceanographer and why we should take care of our oceans.
You will also learn about how you can take part in an extraordinary challenge called Little Inventors – Mission: protect our oceans, where you can come up with an invention idea to solve some of the most pressing problems faced by oceans. Your idea could become real!
Meet Paul Snelgrove, PhD, Biologist and oceanographer
Dr. Snelgrove, a Professor of Ocean Sciences and Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, is Director of the NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network, a national program studying all 3 of Canada’s oceans to develop new approaches for sustainability. He is also Associate Scientific Director of the Ocean Frontier Institute and Departmental Advisor to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He works on marine conservation and oceanography, was a TED Global speaker, and collaborates widely internationally. In leading the synthesis of the International Census of Marine Life research program he wrote a book of wonders describing its 10 years and 540 research expeditions.
Meet Katherine Mengardon, educator, author, illustrator
Katherine Mengardon is Chief Educator at Little Inventors where she develops popular resources to foster children’s creativity and invention across the world. She is an education author with years of experience developing creative innovative programmes for the BBC, Cartoon Network, Google, Pearson and Nesta to name a few. Her second Little Inventors book, Go Green just hit the markets and a third one on inventions for the Space is coming later this year.
June 8, 2020