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CASC is creating a database with experts from our member organizations who would be willing to give presentations to our network of science centres. We are currently looking for people who would like to be in the database! People from all backgrounds are invited to share their knowledge with the science centre community.
If you know someone who would be interested, please add them here.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Government of Canada is investing in Science North to engage youth in Northern Ontario schools and First Nations communities in coding and programming.
The investment is being allocated through CanCode, a federal program that gives students from kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to learn coding and other digital skills. The funding will also provide thousands of Canadian teachers with the tools needed to educate Canadian youth on these skills.
“We are very happy to receive this funding from the ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development through the CanCode program, to allow Science North the opportunity to bring hands-on science to more youth across Northern Ontario. Science North has a mandate to serve all of Northern Ontario, a significant geographic area, from Mattawa to the Manitoba border. Funding like this is essential to our success in serving the North.” – Guy Labine, Science North CEO
Talk Energy Week (February 17-24) is a national energy awareness week devoted to people learning and talking about energy systems, sources and use. Let’s Talk Energy from Ingenium brings together a national network of partners and advisors to inform and engage Canadians on energy topics to support them in making informed choices.
The Museum Affiliated Partners Program (or MAPP) is a national network of museums and science organizations who have partnered with Ingenium to collaborate and contribute to Let's Talk Energy during the week. Let us know if you’d like to join and connect with Canadians on energy this year! Join the conversation on our website, talkenergy.ca, or on Twitter @enertweets.
On Sunday, February 11, the Montreal Science Centre will take part in the International Day of Women and Girls of Science with its Women & Science event. The goal of the event is to inspire and promote the participation of women and girls in science.
FREE admission to exhibitions for girls 18 and under
The Perimeter Institute has donated the Black Box to CASC for ONE of our members to keep! The Black Box is a 6-foot tall, interactive tube that provides a simple demonstration of the process of science and scientific modelling. This exhibit is a great way to engage audiences in your lobby, or may supplement existing exhibitions. Lesson plans, and a sample activity will be provided.
If you are interested in keeping the Black Box at your organization, or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Photo:The BIG Little Science Centre (BLSC)
A group of Calgary teens, all recent refugees from Syria or Lebanon, are bringing home an award from a robotics tournament in Edmonton.
The teens, with the help of some dedicated mentors, worked for months to prepare their entry in the FIRST Robotics Competition — a tournament that saw a couple of dozen local teams competing at Edmonton’s Telus World of Science over the weekend. Read more
Science World is about to take its educational programming one step further.
MP Hedy Fry announced yesterday (January 24) that TELUS World of Science will be the recipient of $693,000 in federal funds to teach young people in Vancouver Centre coding and digital skills. Read more
The Ontario Science Centre and CBC's popular science series The Nature of Things are teaming up to offer two exclusive documentary preview screenings to promote science literacy. Delving into the science behind the nature of things, each preview will be hosted by a CBC personality and followed by an expert panel discussion. Both previews take place in the Imperial Oil Auditorium on Level One and are free with general admission to the Ontario Science Centre. Read more
The Science Behind Pixar exhibition has come to an end. The Telus World of Science exhibit featured characters from Disney Pixar movies and allowed visitors to experience the art, science, computer technology and math that Pixar uses when making their films. Read more.
After 10 years on tour, a New Zealand whale exhibit makes its final stop in landlocked Calgary.
The Whales|Tohorā exhibition, at approximately 740 square metres, opens at Telus Spark on Jan. 20 for five months. It features two massive sperm whale skeletons, a giant replica of a blue whale’s heart and other artifacts that kids can press and touch, to provide visitors with an immersive education about whales and their connection to Maori culture. 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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