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The drive to build an arctic learning centre was simply that such a facility does not exist, he added.
"We identified that as an opportunity and engaged with northern community elders before proceeding. It's a very important part of our region of Canada and as a whole, and there's a lot up there we don't yet understand," Baker said. Read more
Scientist Bruce Doran says there's not much difference between you and him. Gentetically speaking, that is.
Science North's new exhibit, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, aims to help people understand the intricacies behind our DNA.
"In many ways, this is the golden age of biology," Doran told CBC News. "We're just starting to learn and appreciate what's in our DNA." Read more
It has already featured a small exhibit celebrating local black inventor Elijah McCoy, but more renovation work needs to be completed before all of its exhibits can be unpacked and showcased for public visits.
"There's a fair amount to done," said Bill Baylis, president of Canada South Science City. "It's a big, beautiful room with large garage doors. Needs a little fixing up." Read more
Syd Bolton is loving the space.
Bolton has taken hundreds of computer artifacts from his Personal Computer Museum on Alma Street and opened Interplay, a seven-month exhibit at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener.
"It's been a real eye-opener to what we could potentially do if we had more space," Bolton said of the exhibit, which opened on Wednesday. Read more
“Cockroach races are great. In one hour, we raised over $500 because everybody buys a $20 cockroach and you go through the whole series of racing events. It was huge fun,” Read more
Renovations on the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre and space gallery are underway at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton.
The work is part of a $40 million renovation and revisioning called the Aurora Project.
From September 25 to October 15 the Manitoba Museum will showcase two photographic exhibits marking 150 years of Canadian relations with the United States.
Eyes on the Arctic
In May, The Amazing Race Canada filmed an episode in Sault Ste. Marie where participants came face to face with Costa Rican peppered and Madagascar hissing cockroaches at Entomica’s insectariums. Props from the show were left behind and the science centre is using them as a fundraising tool. Learn more
Science Writers and Communicators of Canada and Science Borealis are excited to announce the nominees for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards: Canada’s Favourite Science Online!
Vote for your favourite websites and blogs and bestow upon them the bragging rights they so richly deserve! It’s easy to do. Learn more
Every year at the CASC Annual Conference a gala and awards ceremony is held to recognize the outstanding people, programs and exhibits in Canada's science centres, museums, aquariums and planetariums!
Very soon we will be announcing a call for nominations for Outstanding Individual Achievements. Recipients of in this category will become Honourary Lifetime Members of CASC.
Who will you nominate?
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