Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Meet inspiring women scientists from the Canadian Museum of Nature, get to know the work they do and learn about their careers, specifically those in natural history and natural sciences. Women are playing significant roles in science, but their stories may not be as well known, and women are still under-represented in some science fields. Historically, botany was a field where women made significant contributions, a legacy being carried on by museum scientists Jennifer Doubt and Lynn Gillespie. You will also meet Kathy Conlan, a marine biologist; Danielle Fraser, a palaeontologist, and more!

  • 2019
  • 13-14
  • 12 Titles

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Canadian Museum of Nature Kathy Conlan, marine biologist researching marine life on Antarctic ocean floor (short version) New

Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who studies creatures that live on the ocean floor. She tells us about the impact of pollution on this biodiversity in Antarctica, observed while diving under the ice!
  • 2010
  • 00:01:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Lynn Gillespie, botanist sharing knowledge of plants New

Sharing knowledge with youth is an important part of a scientist’s job. Lynn Gillespie, Head of Botany at the Canadian Museum of Nature, joins the Students on Ice expedition and shares her interest in studying plants.
  • 2011
  • 00:04:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Paula Piilonen, mineralogist New

Meet Paula Piilonen, head of mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature and president of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Learn about the importance of minerals and studying geology. Paula was part of the scientific team on the Canada C3 expedition for Canada 150.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Stéphanie Tessier on reptiles and amphibians New

Stéphanie Tessier is a collections manager at the Canadian Museum of Nature. She describes her job, her interest in reptiles and amphibians, and the steps she took towards her career in science. English dubbing and subtitles.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature