The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum has partnered with Alberta Conservation Association, which will provide a number of benefits to the palaeontological institution.
The ACA is a science-based group dedicated to preserving fish, wildlife, and habitat resources in the province. It was founded in 1997 and runs conservation programs, grant programs, and educational programs for the public.
The exhibit will focus on the future of energy and the Iroquois concept of Seven Generations. Read more
Timed to coincide with Science Literacy Week 2016, a new survey from the Ontario Science Centre shows that although most Canadians are confident in their grasp of key scientific issues, there are significant gaps in their actual understanding of the science behind them. The survey, conducted by Leger, asked Canadians about their scientific knowledge of climate change, vaccinations and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The results show that being familiar with the science behind an issue does not necessarily equate to understanding. Read more
The national cleanup initiative is a joint effort of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada. According to a release from WWF, more than 2,000 cleanups have been organized across the country in 2016 so far. That’s the most amount of events ever registered in the program in one calendar year. Read more
The specimen was discovered by Dr. Riccardo Levi-Setti on the Manuels River in the early 1980s. The Manuels River Natural Heritage Society says the fossil is believed to have been buried alive.
“Complete trilobites such as this one are extraordinarily rare, making this large and highly detailed specimen extremely valuable, financially, scientifically and aesthetically,” the society wrote in a news release. Read more
The London Regional Children’s Museum is facing a deadline.
With the lease on its Wharncliffe Road building up in about a year, work may begin then to convert the 30,000-square-foot building into office or residential space.
“We have been in this community for 40 years and we want to find the perfect space,” said Amanda Conlon, the museum’s executive director.
“We have been searching for a new home since we sold the building. We have been diligently looking.” Read more
It's a whale of a mystery that scientists across the country are trying to solve — and one from the Vancouver Aquarium is leading the way.
Valeria Vergara, a research scientist at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, is trying to find out why the Beluga whale population in the St. Lawrence Estuary is decreasing so rapidly.
She and a handful of other Canadian scientists studied the whales in July and August, travelling to the area to explore the mystery first-hand. Read more
Thirteen Canadian universities will receive a combined $900 million in the second round of a federal competition aimed at funding scientific research that puts Canada on the world stage. Read more
Scientists are combing the waters in Canada's Arctic searching for pieces of plastic so tiny that, in some cases, they can't be seen with the naked eye.
Since July, researchers with the Vancouver Aquarium and Department of Fisheries and Oceans staff have been traversing four Arctic regions on board a Russian scientific icebreaker and two Canadian Coast Guard ships. Read more
The Call for Submissions is now open for the 20th International Play Association Triennial World Conference, taking place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from September 13 to 16, 2017.
The IPA has members in nearly 60 countries and has been working for more than 50 years to secure every child’s right to play and to promote healthy, high quality play opportunities and environments. The Triennial World Conference will bring together dedicated play researchers, practitioners and advocates from around the globe to celebrate play, understand its many benefits and provide all children with the chance to engage in rich, meaningful, free play…every day.
Deadline: midnight GMT on November 1, 2016.
More info at: http://canada2017.ipaworld.org/
The Science North team, led by Darla Stoddard, has crafted an amazing display with their leading edge methodology and technology, with information provided by FOMB and Ontario Parks. Read more
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