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Science Literacy Week, which is held September 18 to 21, aims to promote science literacy by promoting outstanding science communicators all across the country. As a leader in science communication and science outreach, CASC members were successfully able to reach many Canadian children with over 15 participating members and 39 events held across the country! See which organizations participated on our Science Literacy Week page!
Canada’s first and only comprehensive masters program in science communication was celebrated Monday at Laurentian University. The first cohort of students enrolled in this 12-month intense program began courses in early September.
“We are thrilled to be offering this exceptional science communication program at the masters level and we look forward to building on its incredible success with our partners at Science North,” Serge Demers, VP, academic and provost, said in a release. Read more
Montréal Space for Life is inviting everyone to the Gardens of Light, a fall "highlight" running from September 8 to October 31. This year it includes a new lighted path through the Botanical Garden's three cultural gardens, each looking at nature from a different perspective. Once night falls, you can explore the newly restored Chinese Garden festooned with immense dragon-shaped lanterns, mythical creatures associated with water. Then you can continue to the First Nations Garden, to enjoy a new multimedia experience set to the intense heartbeat of the cycle of life. To finish off your evening, stroll through the heart of Japanese Garden and take the time to appreciate the natural beauties around you in the poetic lighting. Read more
Throughout this week, CASC is introducing a refreshed look and feel, beginning with a new logo. As an advocate on behalf of Canada’s science centres, we feel it is important to project an image that is current and professional and demonstrates confidence in ourselves and our members’ abilities to inspire a creative and prosperous Canada through science and technology engagement.
Our new graphic look is an enhancement of a logo developed in 2010 and is extended throughout all of our communications for consistency. When potential partners see our visual identities, they will know that collectively, we are innovative, creative and trusted by Canadians.
We’d like to extend our thanks to TWG Communications for creating the new visual look.
For a closer look at our new logo and usage guidelines, click here.
The Margaret Ziedler Star Theatre is about to become one of the best of its kind in the world.
The theatre in Edmonton's Telus World of Science plans to replace its aging projectors and screen with the latest state-of-the-art 10K technology.
It's all part of a $40-million expansion project officially unveiled Tuesday by science centre president and CEO Alan Nursall. Read more
Model train fans will be going loco over a new exhibit Science Timmins is unveiling after Labour Day weekend.
It’s a working electric train and miniature village.
“We have volunteers who have been working on this for the past year,” explained Lorraine Cantin, chairwoman of the Science Timmins board. “The tracks and the trains were donated by Joe Ferrari who was a local school principal.
The Saskatchewan Science Centre presented its Go! Science show at the Assiniboia and District Public Library on August 10. Go! Science is the Saskatchewan Science Centre’s interactive outreach program that travels all over the province throughout the year. The show was a huge hit with about 70 people present including children as well as adults. The Canada150-themed presentation had three separate projects for the participants. Read more
“We’re … celebrating the 70 years of the oil patch, gas patch, and its contributions to Canada 150 years of success with the idea of looking at not just the history and the education but the innovation that we’re headed to,” Bahniuk said.
“There’s a lot of history in 70 years, there’s a lot of changes to make it better. And we’re not stopping there we’re going to keep going.” Read more
Jennifer Van Mol and her three-year-old daughter Alena are regular visitors to TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener, but Wednesday morning's visit was extra special.
They were welcomed by cheers as they walked through the door at 11:04 a.m.: the pair share the honour of being TheMuseum's one millionth visitor. Read more
Her name is Maple, she's got a weakness for poplar, and contrary to rumours she can't impale you -- or your dog -- from a distance.
"There are so many myths and misconceptions with porcupines," said Meghan Mitchell, staff scientist in the Forest Lab at Science North. "And a lot of awesome things people don't know about them. Such as the fact that they don't throw their quills." Read More
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