Science World in Vancouver is teaming up with an American-based learning system, and a local museum will be joining forces as well.
As a partner, the Exploration Place will soon be introducing the STEM Learning Ecosystem, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
CEO Tracy Calogheros says the idea behind this program is to reach out to youth in the community, encouraging them to pursue careers in these fields.
A new travelling exhibition, Light in the Land ~ the Nature of Canada, is open at Science North.
The exhibition, which was designed by The Roberta Bondar Foundation, has been curated to honour the 25th anniversary of Bondar’s space mission. It features 14 oversized fine art photographs of the Canadian landscape from sea to sea to sea. Read more
Call it a different kind of greenhouse gas — dinosaur flatulence is on display in a new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum.
Then there's the dinosaur that pees.
The two are among a dozen robotic dinosaurs on display in the World Giant Dinosaurs Exhibit, which kicked off Thursday morning with an event featuring the exhibit's creator, "Dino" Don Lessem. Read more
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
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