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The second annual International Science Centre and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10 proved to be successful, with over 20 CASC members participating! We joined over 200 science centres and museums around the world, promoting the role we play in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals put out by the UN.
Collectively, members highlighted the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with a variety of engaging activities. Some of our member science centres asked visitors to become citizen scientists for the day as part of a Global Science Experiment to collect information on mosquitos. Other activities that were part of the celebration included broadcasting of a global science show, and even the launch of a weather balloon!
Get ready for the last Innovation Festival: Ottawa hosted by Ingenium between December 9 and 17!
This is the final event for Innovation150 and will include events such as the Power of Ideas Tour, QUANTUM: The Exhibition, Canadian Failures: Stories of Building Toward Success Panel and other city-wide events. Learn more about the festival at Innovation150.ca!
The Montréal Science Centre is proud to present Indigenous Ingenuity: Timeless Inventions, an interactive quest that takes you into the heart of Indigenous innovation all across Canada. This exhibition explores the ingenuity of the First Peoples and their influence on today’s society through a series of fun and interactive activities.
Since its opening in October, visitors appreciate the new exhibition, the first weeks have been quite crowded indeed. Word of mouth seems to be in full effect!
Indigenous Ingenuity: Timeless Inventions ends on March 25th, 2018.
On TV: see http://aptnnews.ca/newscasts/ (select October 11th newscast and cue at 15:40).
Also (in French): http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/les-annees-lumiere/segments/reportage/42385/genie-autochtone-centre-science-montreal-exposition
Ocean Wise Seafood
Look for the Ocean Wise symbol on restaurant menus, grocery stores and markets to ensure that you are making ocean-friendly seafood choices.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup®
Become a cleanup hero. You can join or even organize your own shoreline cleanup any time of the year and help keep our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams clean.
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As we mark our city's 375th anniversary this year, Montréal Space for Life is celebrating life with two new shows at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, starting November 21. The immersive show EXO, designed and produced exclusively by the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, skilfully marries science, art and emotion. This time around, the focus is on the search for extraterrestrial life and the impacts of such discoveries. Read more
One of the Manitoba Museum's most popular exhibits is going to be off limits for several months.
The Nonsuch gallery will be closed down for renewal starting Jan. 8 and won't be reopened until summer 2018. So visitors are encouraged to take a last look at the replica of the ship that sailed into Hudson Bay in the first trading voyage for what would two years later become the Hudson's Bay Company. Read more
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition, a ticketed event running until Jan. 7 at the Telus World of Science Edmonton, is a must-see for animated-movie buffs of all ages. Read more
The Okanagan Science Centre’s Executive Director, Jim Swingle, has agreed to put himself at the mercy of his staff if this year’s Science Pub meets its fundraising goal.
The goal: raise 150 family memberships to distribute to low-income and refugee families in Vernon this holiday season. And if they hit their goal? Read more
The heritage materials — ranging from audio recordings and replica artifacts created by local artisans, to instructions for making such traditional items as snowshoes and birch bark baskets — are being reintroduced to Indigenous communities. The kits allow for the advancement of Cree language teaching, and include a syllabic keyboard, enabling communication across networks in the Swampy Cree and Oji-Cree dialects 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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