At the end of a four-year secondment from Science North, Stephanie Deschenes will return to her home organization at the end of June 2018. The Canadian Association of Science Centres is now searching for a new Executive Director to continue the association’s mission to build capacity for members to inspire a creative and prosperous Canada through science and technology engagement. A copy of the job posting can be found here.
At the request of many members, CASC has implemented a new ListServ.
This is your opportunity to generate a conversation among members via email. The CASC ListServ allows you to participate in existing conversations or create new ones. Sign up here!
CASC has launched a database of scientists and speakers available to CASC Members only! The database includes speakers from a wide variety of disciplines from agriculture to technology, and can help you find a speaker for any type of event.
Host a speaker for these upcoming national days:
The database can be accessed here.
Please let us know what you think of our new addition! Send your feedback to email@example.com.
CASC is creating a database with experts from our member organizations who would be willing to give presentations to our network of science centres. We are currently looking for people who would like to be in the database! People from all backgrounds are invited to share their knowledge with the science centre community.
If you know someone who would be interested, please add them here.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Government of Canada is investing in Science North to engage youth in Northern Ontario schools and First Nations communities in coding and programming.
The investment is being allocated through CanCode, a federal program that gives students from kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to learn coding and other digital skills. The funding will also provide thousands of Canadian teachers with the tools needed to educate Canadian youth on these skills.
“We are very happy to receive this funding from the ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development through the CanCode program, to allow Science North the opportunity to bring hands-on science to more youth across Northern Ontario. Science North has a mandate to serve all of Northern Ontario, a significant geographic area, from Mattawa to the Manitoba border. Funding like this is essential to our success in serving the North.” – Guy Labine, Science North CEO
Talk Energy Week (February 17-24) is a national energy awareness week devoted to people learning and talking about energy systems, sources and use. Let’s Talk Energy from Ingenium brings together a national network of partners and advisors to inform and engage Canadians on energy topics to support them in making informed choices.
The Museum Affiliated Partners Program (or MAPP) is a national network of museums and science organizations who have partnered with Ingenium to collaborate and contribute to Let's Talk Energy during the week. Let us know if you’d like to join and connect with Canadians on energy this year! Join the conversation on our website, talkenergy.ca, or on Twitter @enertweets.
On Sunday, February 11, the Montreal Science Centre will take part in the International Day of Women and Girls of Science with its Women & Science event. The goal of the event is to inspire and promote the participation of women and girls in science.
FREE admission to exhibitions for girls 18 and under
The Perimeter Institute has donated the Black Box to CASC for ONE of our members to keep! The Black Box is a 6-foot tall, interactive tube that provides a simple demonstration of the process of science and scientific modelling. This exhibit is a great way to engage audiences in your lobby, or may supplement existing exhibitions. Lesson plans, and a sample activity will be provided.
If you are interested in keeping the Black Box at your organization, or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Photo:The BIG Little Science Centre (BLSC)
A group of Calgary teens, all recent refugees from Syria or Lebanon, are bringing home an award from a robotics tournament in Edmonton.
The teens, with the help of some dedicated mentors, worked for months to prepare their entry in the FIRST Robotics Competition — a tournament that saw a couple of dozen local teams competing at Edmonton’s Telus World of Science over the weekend. Read more
The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
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