A 90-million-year-old pliosaur (ply-oh-saur) fossil was unveiled today in the Earth History Gallery at the Manitoba Museum. This large marine reptile is represented by two skeletons: a display of the actual fossil and a full skeletal reconstruction. Pliosaurs were a type of plesiosaur (plee-zee-oh-saur), a group of extinct reptiles that were at the top of the food chain in the Cretaceous seas. Read more
Now is your chance to swim with the sharks -- and other underwater creatures -- at Toronto's Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.
The new Discovery Dive program -- available Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at a cost of $250 (annual pass holders save 10%) -- lets guests get close to sharks, sea turtles, moray eels and sawfish during a 30 min. guided dive in the Dangerous Lagoon. Read more
Skye Cafe and Bistro won’t be a run-of-the-mill place, Rebello said. As much as possible Skye will use local ingredients from farmers who are growing plants especially for the restaurant. Skye also has a herb garden located on its patio and will have sprouts growing inside the restaurant during the winter. Read more
Youth and their families had the opportunity to experience some of Science North at René Brunelle Provincial Park on Aug.6 as the organization's Science En Route team held an afternoon of activities and presentations.
With over 144 in attendance, the afternoon featured games, puzzles, presentations, and demonstrations. Read more
Celebrate Dr. Bondar’s 25th anniversary of her flight in space and Canada’s 150th through the unique lens of her exquisite photographs.
The exhibition is called: “Light in the Land ~ the Nature of Canada” and consists of 14 large fine art photographs that are examples of the Canadian landscape from sea to sea to sea.
To “kick off” the exhibition in each location (which can stay on display for several weeks at each science centre), Dr. Bondar will be present to interact with school children and youth during school hours or some other time that works for the children and youth of the host centre, as well as adults through, for example, a talk at an evening reception.
Dr. Bondar will address topics reflecting the interests of the host organization’s community that could include Women in Science, SteAm ~ putting the Arts in STEM, Creativity and Innovation 101, and Discovering Nature through the Lens of a Camera.
Please send your expressions of interest to: email@example.com
People from across Manitoba and the country celebrated Terry Fox Day by checking out a special exhibit in the national hero's honour at the Manitoba Museum.
The exhibit, Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada, has an in-depth look at Terry's epic 143-day, 5,373-kilometre journey from St. John's, N.L. to Thunder Bay, Ont. Read more
TORONTO, July 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Last night, the Ontario Science Centre awarded the seventh annual Innovation in Mas' Award to Concept Costume Creators, led by Whitfield Belasco, for "Sport Fishing in the Caribbean Sea" at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival King and Queen Competition and Show at Lamport Stadium. "Sport Fishing in the Caribbean Sea" was designed and performed by Osei Brand, who was previously recognized by the Ontario Science Centre in 2015 with an Honourable Mention distinction. Read more
Science Timmins will get their wish to have an official name attached to a laneway behind city hall.
Antoine Garwah, President and CEO of Science Timmins, wrote a letter to the city, which was briefly discussed at Monday's council meeting.
The lane runs between Pine and Cedar and will be called "Science Village Lane." Read more
Looking back now, the student developers of a location-based game drawing crowds at the Ontario Science Centre would seem to be prescient geniuses.
Their character-driven game features a cartoon creature that evolves as the player moves from one location to another, collecting information and cards that can only be obtained by physically walking to different parts of the museum.
It's called BitMorph, and if you think it sounds a little like "Pokemon Go," the science centre's director of communication won't disagree. Read more
A new family event is coming to Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre.
After the centre’s annual Rib Cook-Off had to be cancelled due to the poor economic climate, staff worked to come up with a new event that could take its place this year.
And that event will be called Discovery Day at Leduc #1.
“They get to hear the roar of the motors and feel the rig shake,” Lawrence commented.
“Most people have never stood on a rig nevermind one that’s running and there’s no place else in Canada, if not North America, that you would ever be able to experience this,” she added.
“It’s going to be a blast.” Read more
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