September 16, 2021


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Informal science engagement is critical to improving science literacy and promotes critical thinking. CASC members link science and innovation to society. Science and innovation engagement has the power to ignite curiosity, deepen learning, and empower collective action.

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> 2021 Prix CASCADE Awards

Join us from 7 pm to 8 pm ET, September 23, 2021!

We've built our program around our network's love for learning and play. We look forward to seeing representation from across our sector!

CASCADE Awards Ceremony Hosts: Anthony Morgan, Creative Director, Science Everywhere & Ashley Larose, Director of Development, Science North

Opening Remarks: CASC Board President, Sandra Corbeil, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Networks, Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

Guest Speaker: Teresa Marques, President and CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation

Games with CASC Members and Friends: Tune into a friendly competition between friends and colleagues from across the CASC network.

CASCADE Awards Ceremony: Together, we’ll celebrate the outstanding people, programs, and exhibits from across the CASC network.



REGISTER by: September 21, 2021

> #WeekOfWonder: Virtual Classroom Events from September 20-24, 2021

The Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), in partnership with Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants (EBTSOYP) is hosting a 5-day virtual #WeekofWonder during NSERC’s Science Literacy Week (#Scilit).

We’re inviting teachers, students and classrooms from across Canada and the world to take part in this amazing cross-country collaboration of science literacy.

The week-long event (pilot) features virtual STEM programming from 20 of Canada’s leading Science Centres, Museums and STEM Outreach organizations. Daily programming provides options for francophone or anglophone audiences. 

Click here to register and to see who’s participating and what to expect. 

Visit the Science Literacy Week Event page to see what other events are happening next week! 

> It’s time to dust off your super suits!*

The world is in need of climate action. Let’s unite, fellow CASC members, and inspire our youth, communities and beyond.

It all starts with a little inspiration before youth are equipped with the knowledge and power to make change. Together, we’ll awaken their inner climate heroes to take action!

Mission details will be released on September 23rd at the 2021 CASCADE Awards

*Cape dry cleaning not included.

GenAction is an initiative of the Inspiring Youth to Climate Action project funded by TheGovernment of Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund. 

GenAction is led by a strong Partnership Collective of leaders within the science centre sector including: Discovery Centre; the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), Science North, and The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre.

> The latest from ScienceUpFirst

ScienceUpFirst is a national initiative that works with a collective of independent scientists, researchers, health care experts and science communicators.

We share the best available science in creative ways to stop the spread of misinformation. Every post was vetted by experts, so you can be confident they are accurate.

Here’s three of the most popular posts from the last month, perfect for sharing:

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News & Opportunities



        TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION WEEK is a 5-day national event that will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists. Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2021. 

            Take your D&I knowledge to the next level. Want to build on your D&I toolkit? Open Enrollment Certificate programs offer an unique opportunity for learning. Courses begin October 5, 2021


            • International Conference on Sustainable Development 2021 Is your organization working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? If so, you may want to attend the free International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2021, which will be held online from September 20 to 21, 2021. 
            • Register now for ASTC 2021! Online  October 5 - October 7, 2021, with Pre-conference ASTC Intensives September 28 - October 1, 2021.
            > Stay tuned for Canadian sessions
            CASC Executive Director, Dr. Marianne Mader will present in a session titled Freeing Climate Ambition from Misinformation Barriers on Nov. 203, 2021. Dr. Mader will also moderate a session on Nov. 25, 2021 titled, Innovative tools to debunk COVID-19 misinformation

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