Earn points and redeem them for real-world opportunities

Each playlist badge is worth certain number of points. Click on the playlist badge to see how many points each badge is worth.

Once the Community Instructors have evaluated your playlist submissions, you will be awarded the badge and the associated points. You can redeem your points for any of the opportunities listed below. Your badges are yours to keep forever, but be aware, the points are reset on the last day of December 2017, April 2018, and August 2018. Be sure to earn enough points and redeem them before the reset date. 

Keep an eye on the number of opportunities still available. As other learners redeem their points, the number of available spots will diminish. Additional quantity of opportunities will become available on the first day of January 2018 and May 2018. And remember, some opportunities are time sensitive, so be sure to earn enough points in time!

New types of opportunities will be introduced throughout September 2017 - June 2018. Want an opportunity not listed here? Send us an email at skywaterearth.educ@ubc.ca and we'll see if we can make it happen.

A) Hangout with... (30-minute online session)

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Marine scientists, Vancouver Aquarium 

Talk to a marine biologist at the Vancouver Aquarium and understand how their career impacts Aquarium programming and our understanding of the aquatic environment. Ask questions related to research in their field, and be inspired by the challenges and joys of studying marine life.


Requires 400 points
Date/time: To be arranged

2/2 available

Astronomer, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Spend time with the astronomer at the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre and explore topics related to the study of our solar system. Uncover answers to your questions about an astronomer’s role in the scientific community, and how their research contributes to the Space Centre’s educational programming and beyond.

Requires 400 points.
Date/time: To be arranged

2/2 available

UBC Faculty of Science instructor
 

Interview a Faculty of Science Instructor at UBC and ask about everything from research findings, to program offerings, to top tips on starting an academic career in the sciences. Gain insight on current discoveries and potential opportunities from a UBC professional in a department that excites you.

Requires 400 points.
Date/time: To be arranged

3/3 available

UBC science graduate student

Thinking about grad school? Ask a UBC science graduate student "what do you wish you knew before you started grad school?", "are good grades the most important thing to get accepted?", and other questions you have about graduate-level studies.


Requires 400 points.
Date/time: To be arranged

3/3 available

 

B) Networking events

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Space Centre at Night (19+)

Come enjoy an event of music, games, demonstrations, Q+A at the Planetarium. A different topic is presented each time. Recent show topics include: “THE FLAME: True Stories From The Pale Blue Dot” and “Cosmic Nights: Destination Mars”

Requires 400 points
Date/time: As determined by the organization

2/2 available

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours (19+)

Grab a beer or glass of wine and explore all the Aquarium exhibits after dark in a fun and social atmosphere. Plus, experience hands-on learning with marine invertebrates like sea stars, sea urchins and more in the Wet Lab.

Requires 400 points
Date/time: As determined by the organization

2/2 available

 
 

C) Experiences

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Behind-the-scenes access to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Gain an unprecedented behind-the-scenes half day access to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. You will see how the interpreters prepare for a show in the planetarium; ask how the Learning Director designs educational science programming; and find out the research the astronomers are working on. 

Date/time: To be arranged

Requires 750 points
Date/time: To be arranged

1/1 available

Penguin Encounters at the Vancouver Aquarium

Accompany an Aquarium interpreter to learn more about an endangered species: the African penguin. You’ll spend time exploring around their habitat, learning about the seven individuals who we have the opportunity to take care of. Then, go behind-the-scenes to see the fishy side of taking care of penguins. 

Requires 550 points
Date/time: Determined by you

3/3 available

Sea Otter Encounters at the Vancouver Aquarium

Accompany an Aquarium interpreter to learn more about sea otters. You’ll spend time in the Animal Encounter room, learning why these animals are so important to their ecosystem. Then, meet with a member of the marine mammal staff to learn about animal care and feeding. Finally, prepare yourself to get closer to the animals as you help with an otter training session. 

Requires 550 points
Date/time: Determined by you

3/3 available

Sea Lion Encounters at the Vancouver Aquarium

Guided by an Aquarium interpreter, you will learn how the sea lions at the Vancouver Aquarium are helping researchers piece together why these majestic animals are disappearing in the wild. Then, meet up with a sea lion trainer and head to a rarely seen, behind-the-scenes sea lion area. 

Requires 550 points
Date/time: Determined by you

3/3 available

 

D) LinkedIn Recommendation™ and Co-op Interview

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LinkedIn Recommendation™ confirming your participation and achievement in Sky, Water, Earth.

Requires 400 points
Date/time: Determined by you

25/25 available

Guaranteed interview slot for the co-op position at Educational Technology Support, Faculty of Education (only available to students in the UBC Co-op program).

Requires 750 points
Date/time: Interview will be held on August 25, 2018)

1/1 available