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Wild Weather in Our Own Backyard

May 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Burnaby Festival of Learning is proud to present Wild Weather in Our Own Backyard, hosted by Burnaby Public Library!

​​Southern B.C. has seen everything from heat waves to snowstorms, tornados to flooding, wildfires to big waves – and that’s just in the past year! CBC’s Johanna Wagstaffe will help us understand the science behind climate change and how it is affecting our daily weather. Discover what it’s like to be a meteorologist, and learn ways we can adapt to the wild weather and how we can stop the worst from happening.

Through sharing her new children’s book: Little Pinecone: Wildfires and the Natural World, Johanna will use story to illustrate how all kinds of weather is important for life on planet Earth and how humans are altering natural cycles.


Johanna Wagstaffe is the meteorologist and scientist for CBC Vancouver and CBC News Network. Wagstaffe’s academic background in seismology and earth science has led her to cover major earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods and the Copenhagen, Paris and Glasgow Climate Change conference. She has hosted three award-winning CBC podcasts including: Fault Lines, 2050: Degrees of Change, and is the author of several children’s science books. Her next book: Little Pinecone: Wildfires and the Natural World comes out May 17th.

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