OSAS Outreach Activities and Events

Photos: sunflower, bee pollinating an Arizona sun blanket flower, snow pea plants, rabbit tracks, spider web covered in snow, green pepper plant, apple orchard, Japanese beetles on a wild rose

For additional information about the different science outreach activities and events at Macdonald Campus, please contact ingrid.chiraz [at] mcgill.ca (subject: ingrid.chiraz%40mcgill.ca) (Ingrid Chiraz)


Current Events

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

The Office of Student Academic Services in collaboration with the Sonia Bujold Initiative and Let’s Talk Science at McGill University, has put together a lovely free online mini booklet of self-paced activities about fall. From identifying migratory and hibernating animals, to games, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

We would love to hear about your experience!

Please fill out our short Feedback Form to let us know which activities you enjoyed and what we can do to better your nature experience!

Migration, Hibernation and Adaption! An online activity by the Sonia Bujold Initiative at McGill University - Macdonald Campus

As the days shorten and the temperatures drop, we find ourselves switching from shorts to pants, open-toed sandals to closed shoes and putting on extra layers of clothing. The crisp cool air and changing leaves signal to us that fall has arrived – and all too quickly!

We are not alone in preparing ourselves for the upcoming cold winter. During this time, some animals are busy collecting and storing food, and creating cozy hibernation spaces. Others exercise self-protection by growing thicker fur coats and continually eating to build up their fat reserves. Then there are the really lucky ones who just leave - migrating to the warm, sunny tropical oasis down South for the winter months.

Please join us as we explore the fall season and learn how different animals, birds and insects prepare themselves for the upcoming freezing winter.

Let’s Talk About Fall! An online activity by Let's Talk Science at McGill University - Macdonald Campus

As summer comes to an end and school starts again, our feathered friends prepare for the fall and winter seasons. Through our activities you will learn about how to safely interact with and feed ducks, guide animals back to their homes, and learn exciting and rare bird facts through an online quiz that you can share with your friends, family, and birders alike!

  • For children and adults of all ages.
  • The activity booklet is available in both French and English.
  • Register now to receive your booklet on Tuesday September 28.
  • For questions or additional information, please contact ingrid.chiraz [at] mcgill.ca (Ingrid Chiraz).
  • Registrations will be accepted through October 3rd.

The Buzzing World of Pollinators

The Office of Student Academic Services in collaboration with the Sonia Bujold Initiative and Let’s Talk Science, has put together a lovely free online booklet of self-paced activities on pollinators. From identifying native pollinators and plants, to arts and crafts and games, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

We would love to hear about your experience!

Please fill out our short Feedback Form to let us know which activities you enjoyed and what we can do to better your nature experience!


From Seeds to Trees

The Office of Student Academic Services in collaboration with the Sonia Bujold Initiative and Let’s Talk Science, has put together a lovely free online booklet of self-paced activities on trees. From identifying trees, to arts and crafts and games, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

We would love to hear about your experience!

Please fill out our short Feedback Form to let us know which activities you enjoyed and what we can do to better your nature experience!


The Joys of Spring

The Office of Student Academic Services in collaboration with the Sonia Bujold Initiative and Let’s Talk Science, has put together a lovely free online booklet of self-paced activities on spring. From finding the tiniest signs of spring, to arts and crafts and games, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

We would love to hear about your experience!

Please fill out our short Feedback Form to let us know which activities you enjoyed and what we can do to better your nature experience!   


The Fascinating World of Birds

The Office of Student Academic Services in collaboration with the Sonia Bujold Initiative and Let’s Talk Science, has put together a lovely free online booklet of self-paced activities on birds. From birding tips, crafts and games there is something for everyone to enjoy! 

We would love to hear about your experience!

Please fill out our short Feedback Form to let us know which activities you enjoyed and what we can do to better your nature experience!

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