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Science Literacy Week highlights Canada’s outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast. The goals are to showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian science and to show how exciting science is. Be it as simple as a science-themed book display encouraging people to read something a little different to multi-day events, the week offers something for everyone. For one week in September, libraries, universities, museums and other partners put on a spectacular nationwide festival of science.

2017’s week came to include over 800 events put on by 200+ partners in 100 cities coast to coast. From public talks to explosive chemistry demos, stargazing sessions to nature hikes there was a little bit of everything for science lovers of all ages. Support from the  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) makes the week possible.

In 2018, we’re partnering with the Canadian Space Agency to highlight the exploration of the cosmos. December marks the launch of David Saint-Jacques to the International Space Station, and so we’re encouraging all our partners and you to take part by doing as many space related activities as possible – attend a public talk, go to a stargazing session, make a model rocket and more. The magic of the universe is accessible to everyone.

If you'd like to be a part, or are curious to find out more, please get in touch with the founder Jesse Hildebrandat

CASC Member Events

Coming August 2018

Check out the Science literacy website to find great books for your organization!

Great reads for Science Literacy week!

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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