Ask A Scientist: get answers to your environmental questions
Follow Environment and Climate Change Canada on Facebook and Twitter to see the featured topics of the month, meet our scientists and submit your questions. You will have the opportunity to have your question answered by one of our world-class scientists and you could be featured in one of our #AskAScientist episodes!
How to submit your question
First, follow us on social media to learn about our featured topics.
Then, film yourself asking your questions on the featured topic, in English or French, or both. Send it to us on social media via private message on our platforms or tag us with #AskAScientist. Make sure to use our handle on Facebook (@EnvironmentandClimateChange) and on Twitter (@environmentca), and ensure your post is set to “public”.
If your question is selected for an episode, we will contact you through private message on social media to let you know the next steps, including signing a release form and obtaining the original video clip of the question.
- Film in 1080 high definition (HD) or 4k (Ultra HD)
- Hold the camera or phone horizontally rather than vertically
- Speak clearly
- Use the rear camera and look at the camera lens
- Stand 6 to 12 feet in front of a simple, tidy background
- Do not stand in front of bright light sources such as windows
- Position the camera or phone just below eye height
- Keep the camera or phone stable by using a tripod or similar
Video-based questions will be prioritized. Written questions can also be submitted through private message or on our social media platforms.
Watch our scientists' video on our social media platforms. Send us your questions on the featured science topics below.
- Dr. Magali Houde, Research Scientist, aquatic contaminants (Facebook)
- Dr. Magali Houde, Research Scientist, aquatic contaminants (Twitter)
Climate change in the Arctic
- Dr. Chris Derksen, Research Scientist, sea ice and climate models (Facebook)
- Dr. Chris Derksen, Research Scientist, sea ice and climate models (Twitter)
- Dr. Evan Richardson, Research Scientist, polar bears (Facebook)
- Dr. Evan Richardson, Research Scientist, polar bears (Twitter)
- Dr. Elisabeth Galarneau, Research Scientist, atmospheric pollution and air quality (Facebook)
- Dr. Elisabeth Galarneau, Research Scientist, atmospheric pollution and air quality (Twitter)
- Dr. Mathieu Leblond, Research Scientist, caribou (Facebook)
- Dr. Mathieu Leblond, Research Scientist, caribou (Twitter)
- Dr. Diogo Costa, Research Scientist, hydrology (Facebook)
- Dr. Diogo Costa, Research Scientist, hydrology (Twitter)
- Felix Vogel, Research Scientist, atmosphere (Facebook)
- Felix Vogel, Research Scientist, atmosphere (Twitter)
Watch our scientists’ answer to your question and all #AskAScientist episodes on our YouTube channel.
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