Wildlife populations around the world are under stress due to pollution, deforestation and habitat encroachment, with species becoming endangered and some on the brink of extinction. A new exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre aims to educate visitors about animal recovery, conservation and emergency response through inspiring stories of survival. Read more
Science North plans to take its first ever planetarium show on the road.
Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin was developed in partnership with Indigenous people from across Northern Ontario. It uses Indigenous worldview to understand the common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.
This project was made possible due to Ontario150 funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Read more
Science, Technology and Environment award – Sandy Baumgartner
Baumgartner is the CEO of the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Through her work she has not only promoted science and technology but also art with The Ignite! Festival. Baumgartner has partnered with various organizations in the community and has hosted blockbuster exhibits at the centre including Our Body: The Universe Within and Dinosaurs Unearthed. Under her leadership, the centre has hosted a variety of programming for all ages. Read more
Science Odyssey, a ten-day nationwide celebration of science, was officially launched at the Johnson GEO Centre today. Vanier Elementary students were on hand to take part in some exciting scientific experiments.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Kate Young announced four Promo science fund recipients from Newfoundland and Labrador this morning, as she helped kick off the ten-day annual celebration of all things science and math. Read more
Nine big brown bats were released back into Wascana Park on Tuesday night at dusk. A small glow stick is temporarily glued to each critter’s belly, so the audience can watch the bats fly off into the wild. Read more
Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier presented her keynote address to more than 150 delegates of the 2017 Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Annual Conference. Titled "Everything is Connected: Environment, Economy, Foreign Policy, Sustainability, Human Rights and Leadership in the 21st Century," Watt-Cloutier shared her new model for 21st century leadership at the Ontario Science Centre, host of this annual conference for leaders of science centres and museums across Canada. Read more
Today, opening keynote Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) discussed the relevancy of science centres and museums in the 21st century. "Relevance is an exercise in empathy," said Simon in reference to allowing the interests of "outsiders" to help museums and science centres grow new audiences. Simon inspired more than 150 delegates at NEXT, the 2017 Canadian Association of Science Centres annual conference hosted by the Ontario Science Centre. Read more
The exhibit hosts displays, discussions and hands-on activities designed to motivate youth to take an interest in science, math, technology and engineering. The tour, which is being held in conjunction with Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration, highlights the achievements made by Canadian innovators. Read more.
On June 21, The Exploration Place will open a permanent First Nations Gallery to that ages-old history into the context of their other artifacts and historical icons.
"This is the first new permanent gallery at The Exploration Place since our expansion in 2001," said facility CEO Tracy Calogheros.
"We make use of every square inch in our building and this project will feature a reconfiguration of the George Phillips Gallery and a reclamation of the space that has been unused since the closing of the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame Gallery." Read more
The exhibit will feature robotic re-creations, skeletal reconstructions and statues and casts illustrating some of the world's largest known dinosaurs.
Many of the specimens, including the 18-metre-long Mamenchisaurus, will be housed in the museum's newly expanded Alloway Hall, while the triceratops will hold court in the museum's outdoor plaza once it's unwrapped and fully assembled in the coming days. Read more
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