Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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Science & Technology

Let's Talk About Concussions

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 2:10pm
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

During this session, information will be shared on how to recognize a concussion, initial management of concussions, and long-term treatment and rehabilitation from concussions.

Presented by Rebecca Spiers, Athletic Therapist/President at Collegiate Sports Medicine in Olds, Alberta, this seminar is intended for coaches, parents, teachers, athletes, and anyone else interested in learning about concussions.

Hosted by Olds Municipal Library. 

The Manitou Stone: The Legend of the Iron Creek Meteorite

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2015/05/22 - 1:37pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about the interesting story  of a meteorite that fell to earth in East-Central Alberta before the arrival of European explorers. Ken Favrholdt, new Executive Director of the Claresholm & District Museum, will give an illustrated talk on this fascinating topic.

Presented by: Ken Favrholdt, Claresholm & District Museum
Hosted by: Claresholm Public Library

Royal Tyrrell Museum Virtual Visit

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2014/10/31 - 9:54am
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Take a tour of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology without leaving the library! During this interactive virtual visit, we'll guide you through our world-renowned galleries and exhibits. Marvel at creatures from ancient seas, explore Dinosaur Hall, and discover how life carried on after the asteroid impact that marked the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.

Participants will:

  • gain a stronger understanding of the history of life on Earth

Royal Tyrrell Museum Virtual Visit

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2014/10/15 - 11:32am
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Take a tour of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology without leaving the library! During this interactive virtual visit, we'll guide you through our world-renowned galleries and exhibits. Marvel at creatures from ancient seas, explore Dinosaur Hall, and discover how life carreid on after the asteroid impact that marked the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.

Participants will:  

  • gain a stronger understanding of the history of life on Earth

Ocean Rangers: Shark Mythbusters

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2014/07/23 - 3:57pm
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Is it safe to go back in the water? Officer Opaleye returns for another Ocean Ranger adventure in order to answer that very question! This time, students will follow sharks into their ocean habitat to learn the truth and dispel the myths surrounding these incredible predators. Through investigation, problem solving and interviews with experts, students will help to identify the mystery shark and find out what we can do to protect sharks and their relatives.

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific in learning all about sharks!

Target audience, grade 3, 4, 5.

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2014/07/22 - 3:16pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join a scuba diver on a virtual dive to the Great Barrier Reef! This program will give patrons of all ages and learning abilities a unique environment to experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Patrons will:

  • Observe more than 5000 live sea creatures
  • Experience the habitats, ecosystems and behaviour of reef creatures
  • Analyse the interactions that exist between reef creatures
  • Appreciate the requirements for a healthy ecosystem
  • Discover the latest in Great Barrier Reef research

Dive in with Dolphins!

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2014/07/21 - 10:28am
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Repeat showing!

Meet the residents of Dolphin Bay, the Texas State Aquarium dolphin exhibit! View two real time cameras of the dolphin's aquatic home, and participate in hands-on activities. Learn how to talk like a dolphin, how the dolphin's anatomy is built for speed, and how humans can affect these beautiful mammals.

  • Learn about the anatomy of dolphins
  • Learn about the importance of protecting dolphin habitats
  • Learn how to "talk" like a dolphin
  • Learn how blubber works

Dive in with Dolphins!

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2014/07/08 - 1:32pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Meet the residents of Dolphin Bay, the Texas State Aquariums dolphin exhibit! View two real time cameras of the dolphin's aquatic home, and participate in hands on activities.

Understanding Technology and Devices

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2014/01/28 - 12:27pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ever wonder how your wireless works (or doesn't)?  How computers talk to each other?  Or even how your cellphone knows where you are?  This training session will cover the basics of how our most common technologies work in an easy to understand, non-technical manner.

Host:  Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter:  John Buckmaster, Information Technology Assistant

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by Kerby on Mon, 2013/06/03 - 8:42am
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Reef HQ is the Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef. The Introduction to the Great barrier Reef program gives students of all ages and learning abilities a unique environment to experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef.