Visit Award Nominees 2010
Best Exhibit or Show - Large Institution
by Canadian Museum of Nature
Canada’s Waterscapes is the newest traveling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Nature. Developed in partnership, with rich content, hands-on interactives, exquisite models and authentic specimens, visitors can read, question, discuss, flip, twist, turn, search, look, touch, play, create, listen, examine and explore their way through Canada’s aquatic ecosystems.
by The Manitoba Museum, TELUS World of Science – Calgary, HR MacMillan Space Centre, and Planétarium de Montréal
Galileo LIVE! Is a collaboratively-produced planetarium show in celebration of the U.N.-designated International Year of Astronomy. The show features a live actor playing Gelileo, describing his new discoveries with the telescope to planetarium audiences. The show was produced by four planetarium facilities in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Winnipeg.
“Karsh Image Maker”
by Canada Science and Technology
More than an exhibition, Karsh – Image Maker is the heart of a summer-long festival, an interactive on-line experience where visitors can share their own stories and experiment, and a touring show that brings worlds together: art and science; analog and digital; local and national communities.
“Search: A Sara Stern Gallery”
by Science World British Columbia
Search: A Sara Stern Gallery is a permanent natural history exhibition at Science World at TELUS World of Science. Re-imagined and completely re-built, Search elicits curiosity, wonder and appreciation of the natural world through a wide range of artifacts, live creatures, engaging interactives encouraging independent exploration alongside multi-user experiences.
Best Exhibit or Show - Small Institution
by London Regional Children’s Museum
Bi-annually the world comes together to celebrate the Olympic Games. In 2008 and 2010, the London Regional Children’s Museum developed and implemented two exhibits as part of our Olympic Showcase that would help celebrate the healthy living, physical activity and the love of sport associated with the Olympic Games.
“WHO AM I? The Quest for Myself”
by Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke
WHO AM I? is a travelling exhibition for families, helping them understand through a quest who they are and why they act so differently. Exceptionally creative and made with a small budget of 215 K, the exhibition was designed with the help of our scientific and user committees.
Best Onsite Program
“Les Samedis au labo”
by Musée Armand-Frappier
Geared towards children from 5 to 8 years old, the workshops of “Saturday’s at the Lab” are a real initiation to life sciences. Hosted by scientists who are communication specialists, these activities focus on the enjoyment and participation of the children. They create engaging and fun experiences right in the laboratory environment.
“Public Lecture Series”
by Johnson GEO CENTRE
The Johnson GEO CENTRE Public Lecture Series is a program of free evening talks held once a month, designed to spark interest and curiosity in current and general interest science topics amongst the population of St. John’s. The series runs from October to May each year, and features local and international speakers.
“Roots & Shoots”
by Science North
Roots & Shoots is a program of the Jane Goodall Institute. It is a youth-driven network with over 100,000 members in over 100 countries where members take action to better their community through programs, events, and individual action. Science North’s Roots & Shoots conference is the longest running in Canada.
by Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre Science School (OSCSS) is a public school offering secondary science and math credits to grade twelve students from across Ontario. It isa joint project of the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto District School Board, and the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Best Outreach Program
“Community Science Celebration”
by Science World British Columbia
The theme of Science World’s Community Science (CSC) is “Discover the Science all Around You” The CSC is a week of the community-based science and technology activities, beginning with a week of engaging school-based science programs and culminating in a community-wide family event in association with key community partners.
by Discovery Centre
Tiny Science is a hands-on science learning experience for children aged two to five. It is designed to take place in a registered child care facility, where the children are comfortable and familiar with their surroundings. Tiny Science brings Color and Light, Magnets and the Human body into the lives of children, exposing them to science at a very early age.