Her name is Maple, she's got a weakness for poplar, and contrary to rumours she can't impale you -- or your dog -- from a distance.
"There are so many myths and misconceptions with porcupines," said Meghan Mitchell, staff scientist in the Forest Lab at Science North. "And a lot of awesome things people don't know about them. Such as the fact that they don't throw their quills." Read More
Lineups went around the building for the special eclipse viewing glasses that allow people to safely stare at the sun without damaging their retinas.
The glasses were provided to people who paid admission to watch Monday morning's Space Show. Read more
Manitoba Museum curators delve into the vaults and scour the land in an endless quest to preserve and showcase history Read more
The awardee will be an individual early in their career who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to science, technology, mathematics, medicine, or engineering. Contributions can take one or more of many forms, including research, teaching, entrepreneurship, communications, and innovation. The award recipient will be recognized at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton's annual LUMEN event, given a monetary award, provided a professional development scholarship, and will participate in several TELUS World of Science - Edmonton events during the year. Read more
The Okanagan Science Centre is helping a local student with post-secondary education.
Noah Slimmon has been presented with the Marg Sim Memorial Scholarship. Read more.
Hebron is providing the popular Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium with $15,000 to help support its marine education activities.
Each year, divers and fishermen provide the aquarium with their exhibits, all of which are returned to the wild every fall. Read more
The Saskatchewan Science Centre is trying something new. They’ve done a camp for kids for years, but now they’re taking that camp on the road, coming to Yorkton for their first satellite day camp.
Casey Sakires with the Saskatchewan Science Centre says that they want to reflect the fact that they have Saskatchewan in the name, and as a result they should reach the entire province. Read more
Dinosaurs are proving to be popular.
Large crowds have been flocking to Dinosaurs Unearthed, which opened at the Okanagan Science Centre in March. Read more
"Climate change is the biggest challenge we face as a species," said Maurice Bitran, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre. "Portraits of Resilience: Teens Take on Climate Change depicts how youth in the places most affected by climate change are reacting to this existential threat. It is a compelling call to action for us all." Read more
With the goal of increasing scientific knowledge in the Lower Mainland, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) partnered with Telus World of Science to create the KPU-Science World Speaker Series. In the third year of this successful partnership, the speaker series started with a journey through the Amazon on July 25. 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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