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  • Friday, January 17, 2020 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Humankind likes to think of itself as inventors and innovators, but the truth is Mother Nature has already created it.

    A new exhibit at the Okanagan Science Centre opens today that examines how 'man's' great inventions are based on things already found in nature.

    Inspiring Nature, Inspired Techno, Biomimicry and Transport opens today.

    Carla-Jean Stokes, with the OSC, said the exhibition explores biomimesis – the idea that innovations all around us are inspired by nature.

    “Although the word “biomimicry” might not be in everyone’s daily vocabulary, it is visible in our daily lives – such as how the lightweight bones of a bird inspire vehicles’ structure, or how the shape of a kingfisher’s beak was adopted to reduce the noise on high-speed trains,” said Stokes.

    Visitors to get up close and personal with the principles of biomimesis through natural specimens, multi-media interactives, experiments and games.

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  • Friday, January 17, 2020 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    On January 24th, THEMUSEUM will weigh in on climate change with ALARM | Responding to Our Climate Emergency, featuring three distinct exhibitions at THEMUSEUM. A fourth exhibition, SPECTRUM | The Climate Emergency Experience will open two weeks later at The Shops of Waterloo Town Square in uptown Waterloo. The partnership is a collaboration between the Uptown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA) and THEMUSEUM.

    “Climate change is impacting our everyday lives and we all need to learn and do more about it,” shared Tracy Van Kalsbeek, Executive Director of the Uptown Waterloo BIA. “We are pleased to partner with THEMUSEUM, The Shops of Waterloo Town Square and our uptown businesses to help create more awareness about this urgent threat.”

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  • Friday, January 10, 2020 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Okanagan Science Centre’s latest travelling exhibition will soon invite guests to draw inspiration from nature.

    Inspiring Nature, Inspired Techno, Biomimicry and Transport is an exploration of biomimesis – the idea that innovations all around us are inspired by nature.

    “Although the word “biomimicry” might not be in everyone’s daily vocabulary, it is visible in our daily lives – such as how the lightweight bones of a bird inspire vehicles’ structure, or how the shape of a kingfisher’s beak was adopted to reduce the noise on high-speed trains,” said Carla-Jean Stokes, exhibition coordinator.

    The exhibition will open at the science centre on Jan. 16 and will run until March 28.

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  • Friday, January 10, 2020 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    In the depths of winter, a room inside Science North may be one of the only places in Greater Sudbury that’s a balmy 28 degrees Celsius.

    “Yeah, we have to have it warm,” said staff scientist Dan Chaput. “Ideally, 40 C and above 90 per cent humidity [for the butterflies]…[but it has to] be somewhat comfortable for the visitors at the same time.”

    For nearly 20 years, the F. Jean Macleod butterfly gallery has been introducing curious visitors to dozens of species of butterflies and moths from around the world. 

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  • Friday, January 10, 2020 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Everyday heroes in Edmonton were celebrated on Thursday night as part of “Super Hero Day” in Edmonton.

    The Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and EMS , along with Stollery families, were welcomed to a free evening at the TELUS World of Science.

    The idea was inspired by the science centre’s current feature exhibition “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes.”

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  • Friday, January 03, 2020 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Sudbury's science centre is partnering with The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) to develop a mineral literacy program to increase public awareness of the mining industry. 

    The program, called “Our Earth's Riches,” is a public outreach initiative that will showcase a high-tech mining industry and how it contributes to our way of life. 

    Science North is working with the CIM to design a 6,000-square-foot travelling interactive exhibit, which will be displayed at science centres and museums across Canada over a five-year period.

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  • Friday, January 03, 2020 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    It's a gift that will keep giving all year – and beyond.

    Through community support this holiday season, the Okanagan Science Centre is giving the gift of science to low-income families in Vernon.

    The centre is donating 62, one-year family memberships to families in Vernon who might not otherwise be able to fully enjoy the science centre.

    The centre has matched the 31 memberships donated by the community for a total of 62 memberships. The Salvation Army will be distributing the memberships through their Christmas hampers.

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  • Friday, December 20, 2019 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    A new chapter was added to the Manitoba Museum's Bringing Our Stories Forward capital campaign Friday, as Manitoba's credit unions announced a donation of $250,000.

    The provincial government's matching donation of 50 cents on the dollar, announced by Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, bumps the total gift up to $375,000.

    "Credit unions have deep roots in communities across the province, going back to 1937," Marilyn Brennan, Credit Union Central of Manitoba's senior vice-president for governance and strategy, told a press conference.

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  • Friday, December 20, 2019 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Visiting a museum opens a world of discovery. It's the ideal place for youth and the young-at-heart to stimulate their curiosity and imagination. When our government has the opportunity to support a project that allows young people to express themselves and learn at the same time, it steps up.

    That is why the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced a Government of Canada investment in the Discovery Centre's facility improvement project, during his trip to the museum in Halifax. This investment will help enrich the visitor experience and ensure the Discovery Centre remains a prominent presence on the international stage.

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  • Friday, December 13, 2019 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    After walking through a giant illuminated portal in the woods, with Blade Runner-esque futuristic music playing in the background, you’re greeted by a sign that says “Welcome to 2099.”

    So begins “Terra Lumina: An Enchanted Night Walk Into a Bright Future,” the immersive light show that the Toronto Zoo is counting on to bring in additional visitors and revenue throughout the frigid winter months.

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