Earn points and redeem them for real-world opportunities

Each playlist badge is worth certain number of points. Once you complete the playlists and earn your badge, you will also be awarded the number of points associated with the badge. You can redeem your points for any of the opportunities listed below. Your badges are yours to keep forever, but beware, 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. New 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!

Want an opportunity not listed here? Send us an email at etsproject.educ@ubc.ca and we'll see if we can make it happen.

A) 45 minute Google Hangout with...

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Marine biologists, Vancouver Aquarium (e.g., Senior Marine Mammal Scientist, Vancouver Aquarium Veterinarian)
- 75 points

Date/time TBA

8/8 available

Astronomer, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
- 75 points

Date/time TBA

8/8 available

Faculty of Science instructor/staff, UBC
- 75 points

Date/time TBA

8/8 available

Faculty of Science graduate student, UBC
- 75 points

Date/time TBA

12/12 available

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Inventor, Entrepreneur, or Explorer in the Sciences
- 75 points

Date/time TBA

8/8 available

 
 

B) Networking events

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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.

50 Points

8/8 available

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”
- 75 points

8/8 available

Vancouver Aquarium Aquatic Café

Speaker series with explorers in the field on marine biology and oceanography, including presentation, Q+A session, and networking reception. Recent topics include “Expedition Files With Canadian Geographic Explorer Jill Heinerth”
- 75 points

8/8 available

Science World After Dark (19+)

Visit Science World after hours for exclusive adult-only programming and explore the exhibitions and activities with your friends.
- 75 points

8/8 available

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Science World Café Scientifique

In this speaker series, experts are invited to share their knowledge and experiences on a specific topic. Recent events include an exploration of narwhals, “Unicorns of the North”

50 Points

8/8 available

Science World Extravagant Events for Teens (Teens only)

Drop by Science World for events that are perfect for a young adult audience. Events range from lectures to teen nights. Recent topics include “The Science of Hearts and Emotions”

50 Points

8/8 available

 

C) Experiences

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Job shadow Learning Director, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (Full Day)

Dates TBA

125 Points

2/2 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. 

– 100 Points

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. 

- 100 points

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. 

100 Points

3/3 available

 

D) References and interviews

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LinkedIn Recommendation from the Senior Manager of Learning, Faculty of Education, UBC
- 75 points

25/25 available

LinkedIn Recommendation from the Director of Learning, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
- 75 points

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)
- 100 points (interview held on August 05, 2018)

1/1 available