Where can you make a simple circuit, create a critter, spin a giant web and take in local history by way of a tree trunk? The Ontario Science Centre, of course!
On July 19, to celebrate Ontario 150, the Science Centre officially opened Inventorium, a new hands-on learning space, and unveiled The Maple Leaf Forever Tree, an eight-foot, historically-significant hand-carved wood sculpture that pays tribute to Toronto's vibrant history.
"There are few things more powerful than creating something yourself – especially when it's a product of your own imagination," said Maurice Bitran, Ph.D., CEO, Ontario Science Centre. "These new visitor experiences showcase what's possible when we combine experimentation, collaboration and critical thinking. Inventorium encourages visitors to flex their creative muscles and bring their ideas to life. And The Maple Leaf Forever Tree illustrates the beauty achievable when taking a collective approach to a creative challenge."
Learn more about the Inventorium.
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If you haven’t had a chance to host QUANTUM: The Exhibition now is your chance!
For 2017 only, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) will be offering QUANTUM: The Pop-up Exhibition. The exhibit drills down core concepts and leaves the take away messages found in QUANTUM: The Exhibition.
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Join the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) on Aug. 25, 2017 as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a benefit gala featuring a Keynote address by Nobel Prize-winner Sheila Watt-Cloutier; a presentation of the inaugural CNSC award and a musical performance by Elliot BROOD, one of the premier acts in Canadian roots music.
"There is much to celebrate," said CNSC executive director Grant MacNeil. "We've been supporting research and education in the Churchill region since 1976, and we are excited to welcome everyone to the centre to commemorate this significant event. Events like this give everyone an opportunity to reflect on the past accomplishments of the centre and celebrate the organization's bright future, which is now more important than ever."
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Look out for the Canada 150 Newsletter to keep up with all Canada 150 events!
This newsletter includes information on what CASC members are planning for Canada 150 as well as different signature events and ways your organization can get involved.
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From October 21 - 24, 2017 international science centre leaders will gather in San Jose, California to exchange information and share innovative ideas.
Join us on the evening of October 22, 2017 for our Annual Canadian Get-together at ASTC.
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Three years and 10,000 volunteer wood carving hours later, The Maple Leaf Forever Tree has planted its roots at the Ontario Science Centre.
The eight-foot, hand-carved wood sculpture created by the Ontario Wood Carvers Association was unveiled Wednesday, July 19 at the Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue site.
The piece was made from part of the silver maple tree that inspired Alexander Muir’s 1867 song Maple Leaf Forever for Canada’s Confederation. Read more.
The Little Prince will be taking to the railroad at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park once more following a three-week hiatus. Read more.
With a little help from Science North, the Niagara Parks Commission has created a space for visitors to the Niagara Glen where they can learn about all things natural.
he idea for the exchange came via a partnership between Niagara Parks and Science North in Sudbury.
Jennifer Booth, chief financial officer for Science North, was on hand at the opening.
“The Nature Exchange is a unique learning place. We want to inspire people of all ages to explore the world around them,” Booth said, adding that similar partnerships have been forged both north and south of the border, including Georgia, California, Oklahoma, Alberta, and more.
Visitors can bring in items to the exchange and have them examined. They can either take the items home or trade them for other items. Read more.
Science North plans to expose more Indigenous youth to science and technology following a federal funding announcement on Thursday.
Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre announced the Canadian government will invest $187,800 over the next three years to support the science centre's outreach efforts through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s 2017 PromoScience program, on behalf of federal science minister Kirsty Duncan. Read more.
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