5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Friday, September 16 2022.


 On Friday, September 16, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: Bloedel Conservatory


Poh Tan is back at Bloedel Conservatory to connect people to plants and animals through storytelling and hula (Hawaiian dance).  Poh will share different stories from previous sessions and additional beginner hula steps.  In addition to being a scientist, Poh is also a hula dancer and she learned with Kumu Josie de Baat from Halau Kia'i O Ka Hula.  Join us to learn a few basic steps of hula and how hula can help tell meaningful stories about our environment.

For this activity, you need to bring a sarong or a cloth that you can wrap around your hips to dance. No previous experience with hula is necessary. Please email us in advance if you require seated Hula (the instructor can provide Hula Noho, which are sitting hulas)

Poh Tan is a scientist, author, entrepreneur and educator with a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and currently pursuing a second Ph.D. in Education. Her research focuses on understanding scientific literacy development through different lenses, including Indigenous Hawaiian epistemology. She has published several research articles, authored and co-authored book chapters, and is a big advocate of STEM education.

Meet at the entrance of Bloedel Conservatory and enter as a group.

Please note this session is designed for adults. It will be presented rain or shine. Online pre-registration is required.

Here you can read more about Poh's research with Hawaiian epistemology, science education and hula: https://www.sfu.ca/education-research-hub/research-in-focus/spotlight-series/student-research/poh-tan1.html 


Available: Full

Price: $26.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Presented on September 16, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Bloedel Conservatory. Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. For cancellations with one week's notice, a credit will be applied to your account. With less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Credits must be used within one year from the date issued. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

Requirements: Educational programs are available for both members and non-members. In order to register for a class, you first need to open an account with Amilia, our online registration portal. Note that your membership account does NOT give you this access. You must open a separate account in Amilia. Follow this link to create your account: https://www.amilia.com/en/Signup Please save your Amilia account user name & password for registration in future classes.

More information: Instructor: Poh Tan

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