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SciLit Week: 2020 - Biodiversity

A week long celebration of science at BCIT Library.

Science Literacy Week September 21 to 27

Find out more about country wide science literacy activities at

Free Downloadable Posters

Produced and curated by Microfiches in collaboration with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and theme-specific partners of each edition of Science Literacy Week, the downloadable posters feature illustrations and texts by some of Canada's most talented illustrators and science writers

Plant Press Contest

Do you know your plants?

BCIT Instructor Julia Alards-Tomalin created Plant Press, a plant identification card game. 

Every day at 9am during Sci-Lit week we'll be posting one of Julia's illustrations from the game on

Identify the plant with a comment by 8 pm that day for one entry. For an extra entry provide the plants Latin name in a separate comment.

At the end of the week we'll make a random draw from all the correct entries and the winner will receive a super Sci-Lit prize pack (valued at over $100) provided by BCIT Applied Research Liaison Office.

Find out more about the Plant Press game and its creator

Seed Library Photo Contest

If you planted some seeds from the Seed Library last spring or summer and took some photos we'd love to see them and post them to our Seed Library guide!

Email your photos to - don't be shy, send us the good, the bad and the ugly!

At the end of the week we will make a random draw from everyone who emailed for  a super Sci-Lit prize pack (valued at over $100) provided by BCIT Applied Research Liaison Office.