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FLOW Programming

March 6th 2019 to May 28th 2019

Family Programming:

Spring is in the Air
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 12 pm
Audience: ages 8+, families

  • With our new FLOW exhibition, we’re learning all about menstruation. But does menstruation happen in other mammals? Join us for a hands-on discussion about what’s going on in the animal kingdom.

My Developing Brain: Puberty Panel
Date: Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Audience: 10+, families

  • Our April session will focus on estrogen (and other sex steroids) and the brain. The session’s goal is to provide families with relevant and up-to-date information about the influences of sex steroids on the developing brain and to provide them with strategies to manage hormonal changes in children’s emotional and mental landscapes. The panel would provide a connection between FLOW and our current science exhibition Brain: The World Inside Your Head.

Speakers include:
Dr. Anne Almay from the Cognitive Neuroscience, Gender and Health lab at the University of Toronto.

FLOW: Menstrual Wellness + You
Date: Sunday, May 26th at 12:30 pm
Audience: 15+, families

  • Our May session will focus on menstrual conditions and aims to provide youth and their guardians with information about what to look for, when to seek medical help and how to communicate with medical professionals if they’re concerned with their menstrual cycle. The panellists will also share management strategies for symptoms and pain and suggest ways to support their mental health.

Speakers include:
Keri Vbranovic, Pelvic Physiotherapist from A Body In Motion
Stacey from SHORE Centre
Jerilyn Prior joining us remotely from University of British Columbia

Underground Studio MakerSpace Programming:

Maker Passport: Heating Pads
Dates: March 16th -17th, April 27th – 28th, 2019 and May 26th, 2019
Times: 11:30am-12:15pm & 1:45pm-2:30pm
Audience: ages 6+, families

  • In this textiles maker passport, we’re making heating pads! Students will be sewing long bags filled with rice that can be put in the microwave, typically used for menstrual cramps. The bags can be frozen as well, making them handy to have for any kind of pain relief.

Maker Passport: Wet Bags
Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2019 | Mother’s Day
Times: 11:30am-12:15pm & 1:45pm-2:30pm
Audience: ages 6+, families

  • Replacing the existing maker passport with making wet bags.
  • Mothers often use wet bags to keep diapers and a change of clothes from getting wet or dirty. These bags are easy to wipe up and keep clean.
  • Wet bags are great for keeping tampons, pads, change of clothes, etc. dry in bad weather and can serve as great “period kits”.
    • Period kits are like an emergency bag to prepare for menstruation. They are great to take to school or work. You keep pads, tampons, pain relief, change of clothes, chocolate, etc. in them. 

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