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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 1:09 PM | Deleted user
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:51 AM | Deleted user

    Do you love space, coding, coming up with innovative solutions to challenges about Earth or space exploration?

    NASA Space Apps Hackathon events have been happening in Toronto for many years! This year alongside the main hackathon, we are thrilled to organize a youth focussed virtual hackathon with SEDS Canada (Oct 3-4).

    Follow us at @indusspaceca or @spaceappsto on all social media platforms for details around the event and registration.  

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:00 AM | Deleted user

    PRINCE GEORGE – It’s been a while since anyone other than staff have been inside the Exploration Place but this week, a group of teachers from across the North are participating in some training, both in-person with social distancing, and virtually.

    “Science World does a lot of work supporting teachers in their science and tech education work with students,” explains Karen Lee, a Professional Development Specialist with Science World. Read more.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 2:27 PM | Deleted user

    The Okanagan Science Centre (OCS) is celebrating its 30th birthday with a very special guest.

    A 21-foot-long, 567-pound animatronic dyoplosaurus has been added to the Vernon centre’s Discovery Room.

    “We are ecstatic to add a dyoplosaurus to our permanent exhibit, particularly as the centre marks three decades of inspiring young people to learn more about science and the world around them,” executive director Dione Chambers said. Read more.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 2:25 PM | Deleted user

    SUDBURY - The Ontario government is ensuring families in Northern Ontario continue to have access to safe and fun educational experiences by providing Science North with over $7 million to support ongoing operations. This funding supports ongoing operations and administration, helping Science North to develop new exhibits and online content, perform maintenance and repairs, and deliver learning supports for students and teachers. Learn more.

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 2:45 PM | Deleted user

    The doors of The Exploration Place in Prince George are still closed to the public, but its CEO says the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder that museums play an important role in preparing society for similar challenges in the future. 

    Tracy Calogheros, who is also president of the Canadian Association of Science Centres, says when such facilities get involved with kids at an early age, it can steer them toward careers in the STEAM fields — that's science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

    "I do think that our museums and our science centres, our galleries, our zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, those are the places that children are getting those first experiences with cultural institutions that are setting them up for a lifetime of success," Calogheros told Daybreak North host Wil Fundal this week. 

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  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 2:43 PM | Deleted user

    The following column was submitted to PrinceGeorgeMatters from Tracy Calogheros, CEO of The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre, and president of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC).

    Canadians are, by and large, a curious group; eager to learn, to experiment and to grow.

    The Canadian Science Centre Industry, just now hitting their stride with 50 years behind them, has always understood that about us, finding innovative ways to deepen our collective understanding of the world we live in.

    A cursory glance south of the border immediately draws into sharp focus the importance of scientific literacy to public health and to our collective well-being during multiple, global crises.

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  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:57 PM | Deleted user

    July 23, 2020


    Canadians are, by and large, a curious group; eager to learn, experiment and grow. The Canadian Science Centre Industry, just now hitting its stride after 50 years, has always understood and fostered that curiosity, finding innovative ways to deepen our collective understanding of the world we live in. 

    The COVID-19 pandemic draws into sharp focus the role of science in society and the importance of scientific literacy to public health and to our collective well-being. It is Canada’s investment in scientific research, our commitment to global citizenship and education, as well as individual Canadians’ understanding that we are tied to each other through our intricately interconnected societal ecosystem, which has protected us as we continue to navigate this pandemic. 

    Our science centres are a key partner in this work. Back in March, as Canadians followed the directive of top medical scientists, retreating to the relative safety of our “bubbles,” science centres leapt to provide free, online content for families — content we knew we could trust to be up-to-date and accurate, unbiased and non-partisan. At the same time, parents were learning how to be educators, with students shifting to at-home learning and again, our science centres stepped up as essential partners in that endeavour, providing free virtual programs, downloadable lesson plans and live, interactive science demos. 

    Locally, the Discovery Centre was a model to colleagues across the country in support of at-home learning by offering free curriculum-connected online content to keep children engaged in science at a time when it was needed most. 

    Some 10 million Canadians, over a third of our population, engage with their science centre each year, creating strong foundations for the jobs of tomorrow in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Since our centres closed mid-March, millions more have connected with them online. 

    The challenge now, as we are living in anything but typical times, is how to properly resource our science centres to both continue the important work they have always done, while rethinking what experiential learning and hands-on discovery look like in a post-COVID world. 

    No child wakes up at 18 and decides that they want to be an engineer or an epidemiologist unless they have grown up excited about scientific endeavour. Our science centres are the incubators for tomorrow’s astronauts — think Chris Hadfield and Julie Payette — and medical professionals like Dr. Bonnie Henry or Dr. Teresa Tam. 

    If we are to weather the next pandemic or have a hand in shaping global approaches to issues like climate change rather than being a passenger on the ride, we need our science centres now more than ever. 

    We are fortunate in Canada that our elected leaders set aside partisan politics and followed the guidance of top scientists to plank the curve. Critical thinking does not happen by accident. Critical thinking across a population requires planning, effort, time and expertise. Since cutting the ribbon on the Ontario Science Centre 50 years ago, Canada has tackled that challenge — crafting a cross-country industry with the collective goal of not just raising the level of scientific understanding in a broad population, but weaving science culture into the fabric of our society. 

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