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What is International Science Centre & Science Museum Day?

The International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) is a yearly event that aims to illustrate the role that science centers and science museums can play in raising awareness and engagement in sustainable development and the solutions to worldwide challenges such as climate change, human health (HIV/AIDS, Zika and other), energy, waste, water shortages, etc. Science centers and science museums are present on all continents and welcome 300 million visitors each year who are actively seeking information and support to make changes in their communities. 

Science centers and science museums worldwide take the opportunity of this day to celebrate and promote their missions through widely diverse informal science education activities addressing these critical topics articulated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is a day of celebration and action at local, regional and international levels and an important reaffirmation of the value of science centers and science museums everywhere.

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How can CASC members get involved?

On Saturday, November 10, the world’s science centers and science museums—the most influential collective force for engaging the public with science, technology, and related civic decision making—will, together with their hundreds of thousands of daily visitors, celebrate International Science Center & Science Museum Day (ISCSMD).

The multi-point event will include exhibitions, programs, and special events at science-learning institutions on all the Earth’s inhabited continents as part of World Science Day for Peace and Development, an annual bridge between science and society run by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

ISCSMD activities at locations across the time zones will all focus on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to end poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

Your institution’s participation—and those of your social media followers and partners—is a key component of creating a united international effort to raise awareness and encourage action towards global sustainability, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to end poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

Grow the conversation! 

The Canadian Association of Science Centres is collaborating with champions of sustainable development, such as Canadian science agencies across the country, to help promote International Science Center & Science Museum Day. Canada has a rich research community working towards sustainable development goals and frequently partners with CASC members to showcase their work. 

Tag partner organizations and share with your favourite scientists on social media channels on Nov 10 to help grow the conversation.












Natural Resources Canada

Canadian Space Agency

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Health Canada 

Public Safety Canada

Canadian Science

Minister of Science and Sport.

Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada

Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada

Chief Science Advisor to the President of the Canadian Space Agency 

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Here are some resources to help promote your institution’s participation in the ISCSMD locally, including templates for use in social media, press relations, and broadcast emails; ISCSMD logos and project information and logos; an SDG app; upcoming and recorded webinars; and additional educational resources and links to partner organizations.

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We look forward to sharing your November 10 stories and highlighting the great work of Canada's Science Centres ! 

Let us know how you are participating.  

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