Celebrating ten years of youth innovation, nominations are now open for the 2018 Weston Youth Innovation Award! Calling all Canadian innovators between the ages of 14 and 18, the Ontario Science Centre wants to recognize you for making the world a better place through science and technology. This annual award recognizes and supports young Canadians who apply science and technology creatively with the goal of making a positive difference locally or even globally. Read more
The project, which started in April, took five months of meticulous work and problem solving to complete. Cameras, computers and traffic set up had to be synchronized for the final exhibit to work.
"I never had a train set as a child," said Gerald Desjardins, "We had no money for toys, so we had to make our own." And the team, led by Desjardins, did a great job of making this toy. Desjardins drafted the design, built the table, set the layout, made the track and connected the controls. An electrician by trade, Desjardins enjoyed working on the electrical controls and wiring most. Read more
The Discovery Centre has offered Nova Scotians opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for 32 years. What started in 1985 as a travelling science show from the back of a van has grown to become the largest science centre in Atlantic Canada. After opening a new state-of-the-art facilitate on the Halifax Waterfront earlier this year, it is now one of the largest such centres in the country and the first new science centre to open in Canada in nearly seven years. Read more
On June 21, 2017, the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in Prince George, British Columbia, and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation entered into a historic partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement named the museum as the legal repository for Lheidli T’enneh materials, with the goal of repatriating collections held by other institutions and creating a central home for the nation’s cultural assets. Read more.
As Montréal marks its 375th anniversary this year, Montréal Space for Life is celebrating life with two new shows at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, starting November 21. The immersive show EXO, designed and produced exclusively by the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, skilfully marries science, art and emotion. This time around, the focus is on the search for extraterrestrial life and the impacts of such discoveries. The show takes an exciting look at the connection between the Universe and life… wherever it may be! For its part, Space Next lets us dive into the fascinating world of space exploration, yesterday, today and tomorrow. It ushers us along the path taken by humans in the quest to reach the stars and points to the future with its promise of interstellar travel and planetary colonization. It's the perfect double feature to broaden your horizons! Learn more
The CASC 2018 Annual Conference will be in Prince George, BC from Wednesday May 9 to Friday May 11, 2018.
Early Bird Registration Opens in January 2018!
Science Writers and Communicators of Canada offer two annual book awards to honour outstanding contributions to science writing. Deadline is Dec. 15, 2017
The prize for each award is $1,000 and the presentations will take place in the authors hometowns during Science Literacy Week.
Learn more http://sciencewriters.ca/Book-Awards-2017
The new Canada Science and Technology Museum opened its doors to the public on November 17, 2017, following a three-year renewal.
“Canada’s Science and Technology Museum plays an essential role in creating a culture of curiosity in this country. Our government is proud to support this important venue that sparks excitement in our young people and encourages the next generation to aim for careers in science, technology, engineering or math.” - The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science
Read full media release https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech/newsroom/news-introducting-the-new-world-class-canada-science-and-technology-museum.php
The second annual International Science Centre and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10 proved to be successful, with over 20 CASC members participating! We joined over 200 science centres and museums around the world, promoting the role we play in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals put out by the UN.
Collectively, members highlighted the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with a variety of engaging activities. Some of our member science centres asked visitors to become citizen scientists for the day as part of a Global Science Experiment to collect information on mosquitos. Other activities that were part of the celebration included broadcasting of a global science show, and even the launch of a weather balloon!
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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