Science Odyssey

Join the Adventure

From May 1 - 16, 2021, Future Energy Systems encourages you to join the adventure with thousands of other kids and families and dive into the Science Odyssey.

Science Odyssey is Canada’s biggest festival of science and technology. With over 1000 activities for explorers of all ages, it's easy and fun to craft your own odyssey and explore which areas of science and tech are most exciting to you.

Supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Science Odyssey is a national campaign that celebrates Canadian achievements in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Every year in May, hundreds of science outreach leaders deliver fun, engaging and inspiring activities to Canadians of all ages.

This year, for the first time ever, join Future Energy Systems to discover the world of energy. There's so much to explore!

Full Program and Live Events

To help you on your Science Odyssey, FES is proud to present seventeen live and pre-recorded events for you to explore the future of energy! Check them all out and sign up now to reserve your spot at the live events!

Program and Registration

Science Rendezvous

On 8 May, 2021 as our contribution to the Science Rendezvous, Future Energy Systems (FES) and Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, & Technology (WISEST) invite you to take part in "Explore Your Energy Future!!", the University of Alberta Science Chase.

On this special day, FES and WISEST will represent the University of Alberta in the Science Rendezvous programming, joining with hundreds of partners across the country in offering a special day full of events and experiences. Through this exciting event, you can take part in seven special activities crafted by FES to investigate and learn about energy systems. 

Our Science Chase Program

Explore Your Energy Future

Energy. Climate change. The economy and environment. The future. All topics of concern, and all topics that Future Energy Systems (FES) is addressing through research, innovation, and teaching. Focused on helping Canada transition to a low net-carbon energy economy, FES is a research program at the University of Alberta with over 100 projects and over 900 researchers. 

Now it is your turn to explore energy through a series of experiments you can try yourself, opportunities to test your knowledge and the chance to meet some of FES’s researchers and visit their labs. Then join WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology) to meet many of the Faces of WISEST and discover their journey with energy.

FES is joined in this year's Science Rendezvous by WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology). Since its founding in 1982, WISEST has been creating effective programs to empower women (and other underrepresented groups) to pursue, impact, and succeed in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

Our Science Chase is part of the Science Rendezvous on 8 May, beginning at 7:00 MST (9:00 EST) and running until 21:59 MST (23:59 EST). Our content will remain available for the rest of the duration of Science Odyssey, but will no longer actively be part of the Chase. Don't miss your chance to join - mark your calendars for 8 May, 2021!