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Canada has been selected as the host country of this year's #WorldEnvironmentDay (June 5, 2017).
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation and to encourage Canadians to "connect with nature” the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has partnered with Environment and Climate Change Canada to host 150 shoreline cleanups across the country.
Join the movement at ShorelineCleanup.ca.
The Science North Thunder Bay team will be taking part in the National Aboriginal Day (NAD) celebrations in Thunder Bay again this year. Science North will be setting up hands-on activities that will inspire youth to get involved in science, while connecting them to their culture and the natural world around them.
The team will be “building a community forest,” which is a group project where people of ages will better understand the interconnectedness of people with their natural surroundings. Visitors interact with the “forest wall” by adding a component of nature to it and thanking it for the gifts it has to share.
The Science North Bluecoat team will be on hand to open up discussions and sharing that pertain to that component, as well as communicating relevant science facts about it.
The museum announced it will be renaming its theatre the Mauril Bélanger Theatre in recognition of the late MP, who died last year at the age of 61 of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS.
“I am grateful to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for recognizing Mauril’s contribution to the Museum,” said Catherine Bélanger, Mauril’s wife, in a statement Monday.
“He has been one of the Museum’s biggest fans and an ardent supporter of its staff, vision, and raison d’être.”
Nesseth, who is a self-styled "science nerd," and staff scientist at Sudbury's Science North, said she tried to address any questions fans might have about some of the more cerebral themes in the show. Read more
Locals will be able to walk among the dinosaurs next week, and stare up at the real bones of one of the fiercest: the T. rex.
The Discovery Centre in Halifax launches its new featured exhibit, Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family on Monday, as part of its premiere tour of North America and only the second viewing in Canada.
According to a museum release, the exhibition will have life-size dinosaur skeletons and fossil specimens, including ‘Scotty’ the Tyrannosaurus rex, alongside augmented reality that transports dinosaurs into the gallery, so people can interact with members of the Tyrannosaur family via a video feed.
Science World in Vancouver is teaming up with an American-based learning system, and a local museum will be joining forces as well.
As a partner, the Exploration Place will soon be introducing the STEM Learning Ecosystem, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
CEO Tracy Calogheros says the idea behind this program is to reach out to youth in the community, encouraging them to pursue careers in these fields.
A new travelling exhibition, Light in the Land ~ the Nature of Canada, is open at Science North.
The exhibition, which was designed by The Roberta Bondar Foundation, has been curated to honour the 25th anniversary of Bondar’s space mission. It features 14 oversized fine art photographs of the Canadian landscape from sea to sea to sea. Read more
Call it a different kind of greenhouse gas — dinosaur flatulence is on display in a new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum.
Then there's the dinosaur that pees.
The two are among a dozen robotic dinosaurs on display in the World Giant Dinosaurs Exhibit, which kicked off Thursday morning with an event featuring the exhibit's creator, "Dino" Don Lessem. Read more
Wildlife populations around the world are under stress due to pollution, deforestation and habitat encroachment, with species becoming endangered and some on the brink of extinction. A new exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre aims to educate visitors about animal recovery, conservation and emergency response through inspiring stories of survival. Read more
Science North plans to take its first ever planetarium show on the road.
Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin was developed in partnership with Indigenous people from across Northern Ontario. It uses Indigenous worldview to understand the common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.
This project was made possible due to Ontario150 funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. 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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