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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you love space, coding, coming up with innovative solutions to challenges about Earth or space exploration?

    NASA Space Apps Hackathon events have been happening in Toronto for many years! This year alongside the main hackathon, we are thrilled to organize a youth focussed virtual hackathon with SEDS Canada (Oct 3-4).

    Follow us at @indusspaceca or @spaceappsto on all social media platforms for details around the event and registration.  

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PRINCE GEORGE – It’s been a while since anyone other than staff have been inside the Exploration Place but this week, a group of teachers from across the North are participating in some training, both in-person with social distancing, and virtually.

    “Science World does a lot of work supporting teachers in their science and tech education work with students,” explains Karen Lee, a Professional Development Specialist with Science World. Read more.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Okanagan Science Centre (OCS) is celebrating its 30th birthday with a very special guest.

    A 21-foot-long, 567-pound animatronic dyoplosaurus has been added to the Vernon centre’s Discovery Room.

    “We are ecstatic to add a dyoplosaurus to our permanent exhibit, particularly as the centre marks three decades of inspiring young people to learn more about science and the world around them,” executive director Dione Chambers said. Read more.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SUDBURY - The Ontario government is ensuring families in Northern Ontario continue to have access to safe and fun educational experiences by providing Science North with over $7 million to support ongoing operations. This funding supports ongoing operations and administration, helping Science North to develop new exhibits and online content, perform maintenance and repairs, and deliver learning supports for students and teachers. Learn more.

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The doors of The Exploration Place in Prince George are still closed to the public, but its CEO says the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder that museums play an important role in preparing society for similar challenges in the future. 

    Tracy Calogheros, who is also president of the Canadian Association of Science Centres, says when such facilities get involved with kids at an early age, it can steer them toward careers in the STEAM fields — that's science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

    "I do think that our museums and our science centres, our galleries, our zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, those are the places that children are getting those first experiences with cultural institutions that are setting them up for a lifetime of success," Calogheros told Daybreak North host Wil Fundal this week. 

    Read more.

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 2:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The following column was submitted to PrinceGeorgeMatters from Tracy Calogheros, CEO of The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre, and president of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC).

    Canadians are, by and large, a curious group; eager to learn, to experiment and to grow.

    The Canadian Science Centre Industry, just now hitting their stride with 50 years behind them, has always understood that about us, finding innovative ways to deepen our collective understanding of the world we live in.

    A cursory glance south of the border immediately draws into sharp focus the importance of scientific literacy to public health and to our collective well-being during multiple, global crises.

    Read more.

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