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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In July 2012, the City of Thetford Mines tasked the Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines with completing the Centre historique de la mine King (also known as KB3) project. The goal of the project is to showcase the site of the former King mine, located in downtown Thetford Mines, and turn it into the region's main tourist attraction. This mine, which has been closed since 1986, is part of the birthplace of mining in the region, where asbestos production began in 1878.

    KB3 is a key major project in the region for its contribution to economic diversification. The restoration of the site will be completed in a number of phases. Phase one, for which CED made a contribution of $931,110, involved renovating three of the mine's former buildings. During this phase, CED also awarded $450,000 in financial assistance to fit up interpretation stations. Phase two, which is the subject of this announcement, is aimed at developing outdoor spaces and building an underground gallery. 

    The funding was awarded under CED's Canadian Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on Chrysotile, which is aimed at supporting projects related to the economic diversification of the Des Appalaches and Des Sources regional county municipalities.

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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sloan Museum will open its newest exhibit — The Rainforest Adventure Maze — at Courtland Center Mall on Saturday, Jan. 19. Admission is free for Genesee County residents.


    “After the great success of our dinosaur exhibit, we are very excited to continue presenting fun learning experiences at Courtland Center Mall,” said Todd Slisher, executive director of Sloan Museum.

    The exhibit includes two interactive mazes: Rainforest Adventure and Tropical Odyssey, both were created by Minotaur Mazes and include the full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest as well as puzzles and physical challenges (for both children and adults).

    In Rainforest Adventure, visitors will travel through the four layers of the rainforest and meet many different inhabitants. In Tropical Odyssey, visitors follow the lifecycle of a butterfly as they learn about sustainable and unsustainable rainforest practices. Visitors will also rescue caterpillars from predators, help feed the caterpillars, solve puzzles, and zipline through the rainforest.


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  • Monday, January 14, 2019 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Identifying a need, the Alternative Conference for Emerging Arts & Culture Professionals (#AltCon) uses stimulating content to empower and equip a bold next-generation of cultural sector professionals, instilling  confidence, honing skill sets, and charting a clear path to career goals. Once equipped they will inspire new thinking and blaze new trails in the cultural sector. #AltCon breaks the paradigm of traditional conference norms allowing professionals to explore meaningful networking and learning from their peers in a variety of session styles and topics...and at a reasonable fee! We want you to leave the two day conference with more confidence in your personal brand, and a sense of self-leadership and self-advocacy. We want you to leave the conference thinking about the digital frontier, and creative ways to engage your colleagues and community in ideas and experiences. We want you to learn something new and meet new, like-minded people. We want you to leave excited about your future as the leaders of arts & culture!

    For two days, you’ll experience ways to build your personal brand, cultivate your self-leadership, and ratchet up your self-advocacy skills. You’ll understand why powerful moments matter and pick up creative techniques for engaging your colleagues and community in new ideas and experiences. And of course you’ll be rubbing elbows (or raising a glass) with new, like-minded people.

    THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener is one of ideas and experiences. We are dedicated to presenting fresh, relevant, cultural content from around the globe in unique and interactive ways that intersect art, science, culture and technology. We are a premier cultural destination and a hub for creative thinking and inspired play in Ontario. Ten people in their 20’s and 30’s, from across the country came together to create #AltCon for other emerging professionals, and look forward to meeting you.

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  • Thursday, January 03, 2019 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In 2019, the Ontario Science Centre celebrates 50 years of curiosity, wonder and discovery. For this milestone year, the Science Centre is delighted to welcome the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, as its Honorary Patron. Over the course of 2019, the Science Centre celebrates its rich history and charts its future through an exciting line-up of exhibitions, films and special programs. The Science Centre officially launches its birthday celebrations with the Lieutenant Governor at a special event on January 24, 2019.

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  • Thursday, January 03, 2019 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We lived in interesting 2018 times. These are some of the highlights that made the headlines in this year of floods and droughts, fire and snow, and a never-ending stream of local and imported infotainment. 

    Topping the list was the enormously successful year had by The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre

    In 2018, they became the headquarters for the Symbiosis initiative that brought (and continues to bring) together a plethora of stakeholders in the STEAM universe - the various fields of study in the professions of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

    The Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) held its national convention in Prince George, centred at The Exploration Place. Staff of the museum, plus a number of other local people and places, were spotlighted for the science presentation industry of Canada. The conference theme was Lhulh'Uts'Ut'En (pronounced "Lull uts soo tan"), a Dakelh phrase meaning "Working Together."

    Staff there held a usually-sold-out Adult Speaker Series, a monthly town hall meeting for science, starring some of the area's most interesting minds talking about their most prized personal projects.

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  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Armand-Frappier Museum is a bioscience interpretation center located at 531 boulevard des Prairies. The museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Saturday. It’s a fascinating outing for the whole family to enjoy. “You’ll be immersed into the world of scientific research and you’ll even have the opportunity to carry out some lab experiments. The educational activities are designed to help people of all ages gain a better understanding of health-related scientific issues.

    The primary attraction is Us and Them – From prejudice to racism. “The exhibition enables us to understand scientifically what racism is about, as well as how and why this phenomenon is occurring in our societies.” The Museum explains, “The public will discover the processes that lead to prejudice: categorization, prioritization, and essentialization.” A special twist is in store for the holiday season.

    Visitors will be led through historic examples of inequality, as well as experiencing the reality that victims face. The exhibition also presents the state of knowledge on the subject, notably in areas related to human genetics that confirm that the notion of “race” is not scientifically valid in humans.

    For Christmas, the museum has produced a special exhibition titled “Discorde chez les lutins: l”ADN à la rescousse!” The exhibition will run the 22nd, 27th, 28th and 29th of December and the 3rd, 4th and 5th of January. Children will learn about prejudice and racism through the experience of two clans of elves during the Christmas holidays. The goal of the exhibition is for the participants to help the elves learn how to cooperate together.

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  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Some North Okanagan families will find the gift of science under the tree this year.

    The Okanagan Science Centre and Kal Tire are providing 20, one-year memberships to families in need who might not otherwise be able to fully enjoy the science centre.

    Memberships will be distributed by the Salvation Army through their Christmas hampers.

    Executive Director Jim Swingle said at the recent International Science Centre and Science Museum Day event, Kal Tire set up a by-donation barbecue in front of the building.

    Kal Tire donated all proceeds from the barbecue to the science centre, funding 10 family memberships. The Okanagan Science Centre matched the contribution, making for 20 family memberships to be given out.

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  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Party like a rock star, kind of, for Noon Years Eve at TELUS World of Science Edmonton! The folks at TWOSE knows midnight can be beyond the means of lots of kids (and their parents!) Luckily they have a great solution – Noon Year’s Eve! Ring in the “noon year” at 12 noon. Enjoy science experiments including a unique version of fireworks, and taste how delicious chemistry can be with their candy cane liquid nitrogen ice cream! Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.

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  • Monday, December 17, 2018 4:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Canadian Space Agency is releasing its very first space-themed e-book! We invite you to virtually take part in the launch on December 18th at 10:35 a.m. (ET). Please note that the event will mostly be in French.

    During the event, David will read the book for the first time, directly from the International Space Station.

    Join us live at 10:35 a.m. this Tuesday on our Facebook page or on our YouTube channel to live this unique moment with us!

    And do not hesitate to spread the news about the mission

    The mission

    Mission activities for young people and the general public

    David Saint-Jacques’ biography

    David’s training for his space mission


  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ontario Science Centre in Toronto is full of interactive exhibits.

    Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada first opened its doors in 1969 and was one of the pioneers of the "hands-on" approach to museums. It contains hundreds of interactive exhibits ranging from geology and human anatomy to astronomy and modern forms of communication.

    According to its website, "The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges our communities, offering hands-on experiences and engagement with science of local, national and global relevance."

    Since 1969 the museum has welcomed over 52 million visitors and is one of Toronto's most popular visitor attractions.

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