Three years and 10,000 volunteer wood carving hours later, The Maple Leaf Forever Tree has planted its roots at the Ontario Science Centre.
The eight-foot, hand-carved wood sculpture created by the Ontario Wood Carvers Association was unveiled Wednesday, July 19 at the Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue site.
The piece was made from part of the silver maple tree that inspired Alexander Muir’s 1867 song Maple Leaf Forever for Canada’s Confederation. Read more.
The Little Prince will be taking to the railroad at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park once more following a three-week hiatus. Read more.
With a little help from Science North, the Niagara Parks Commission has created a space for visitors to the Niagara Glen where they can learn about all things natural.
he idea for the exchange came via a partnership between Niagara Parks and Science North in Sudbury.
Jennifer Booth, chief financial officer for Science North, was on hand at the opening.
“The Nature Exchange is a unique learning place. We want to inspire people of all ages to explore the world around them,” Booth said, adding that similar partnerships have been forged both north and south of the border, including Georgia, California, Oklahoma, Alberta, and more.
Visitors can bring in items to the exchange and have them examined. They can either take the items home or trade them for other items. Read more.
Science North plans to expose more Indigenous youth to science and technology following a federal funding announcement on Thursday.
Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre announced the Canadian government will invest $187,800 over the next three years to support the science centre's outreach efforts through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s 2017 PromoScience program, on behalf of federal science minister Kirsty Duncan. Read more.
A celebrity scientist will be choo-chooing into The Exploration Place this weekend.
Dr. Scott, the affable human in the popular animated show Dinosaur Train, will be live and in person in Prince George to meet with children and adults in turn and talk about the enormous inhabitants of earth long before people or cartoons set foot here. Read more
There’s a new addition to the Mini Aquarium in Petty Harbour, and his name is Claude.
The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is welcoming a new addition for the 2017 season: an Atlantic Wolffish, more commonly called by local fishermen, a catfish. Read more
Canada Day may have passed, but celebrating the country's sesquicentennial – or 150th birthday – is still possible thanks to an exhibit visiting Science Timmins this weekend.
Innovation150 encourages people to question everything and develop ideas. Science Village will have free admission from July 8 to 10 while the exhibit is visiting. Read more
A 17-year-old boy from Markham, Ont., has created an app to help people with visual impairments identify objects and texts with their phones.
The free app, called iDentifi, uses artificial intelligence and your phone's camera to tell the user what's in the photos they take. It's based on several existing technologies — such as Stanford University's ImageNet database of 300 million images and CloudSight API's image recognition capabilities — and combines them into one app. Read more.
The massive Canadian flag that covers the front facade of THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener was vandalized.
It happened sometime overnight Friday or early Saturday morning, just in time for Canada Day.
Dave Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM tells 570 NEWS that on his way to work Saturday morning, he saw a black paint-like substance was dripping down the front of the flag and a protest banner hung from the roof.
The banner read “150+YEARS OF RESISTANCE #UNSETTLING 150.” Read more.
“We will, I’m sure, touch $200,000.”
Before Saturday’s final draw, Science Timmins had raised $161,330.
“We organize galas and we have silent and live auctions and we barely raise $20,000, and we work three months for it,” laughed Cantin.
As excitement has grown surrounding the fundraiser, so has the number of volunteers, which was between 25 and 30 Friday night. Read more.
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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