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In honour of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, the Ontario Science Centre has partnered with Geneva Centre for Autism and others to offer sensory-friendly events and programming. Learn more
To prepare those affected with sensory processing difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders for their visit, the Science Centre has created this free social learning tool available for download.
When the shiny new centre opened its doors last February, on time and within their $20-million budget, centre president Dov Bercovici said his phone started ringing.
Bercovici said he’s gotten calls from science centres and museums around Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East all asking the same thing: how did you do it? And can you help us do it too? Read more.
In early March, elementary school students from Conception Bay South, NL gathered at The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre for the unveiling of a giant floor map of the province. The map has joined the centres many interactive attractions as a result of an $840,000 donation made on behalf of Hibernia. The financial support will go towards the next four years of programming at the centre.
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Alyssa Tobin, curator at The Exploration Place hopes some of the money the federal government has allocated to language revitalization can go to digitizing and translating the tapes.
"We realized that they were really important, we did play a couple of them with Elders in the room and we all realized that we really wanted to do this work. Funding has been a little bit difficult to find, we have applied for a few different grants and were not successful. We are hoping now that we have signed a MoU, and we are official partners, that maybe together working on these grants we will have more luck," Alyssa Tobin, The Exploration Place. Read more.
The guest speaker at the dinner is Dr. Graham Parker from the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, who is experienced in the fields of stem-cell research and neuroscience.
Tickets for the dinner are $50 for adults and $35 for children up to age 12. They can be purchased online at eventbrite.com. Tickets for tables of eight sell for $350. Read more
Science North launched their 2018-23 strategic plan on March 23, in true Science North style.
Inside the Science North Vale Cavern, a number of ambassadors made their way to the podium to discuss the five priorities included in the latest strategic plan.
Drawing parallels between the new strategic plan and the human brain, Science North bluecoat Melissa Radey explained how the brain works and how it relates to the science centre's path forward. Read more.
"The thing I took away most from it is, don't let anything get in your way," she said. "If you really love what you're doing there's always different options on what you can do to get to the same destination in your career."
This is the fifth time the Perimeter Institute has organized the conference. It was originally meant to run every two years but quickly became an annual event due to its popularity. Read more
Over 120 junior-high students had their construction skills put to the test at the Johnson Geo Centre over the weekend, at the 27th annual model bridge building competition.
Event Organizers with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador tell VOCM News, the number of entrants was down this year. One coordinator suggests it’s the result of the competition no longer being mandatory in the public school system. Read more.
Grade four students from Topsail elementary were the first ones to see and experience a brand new attraction at the Manuels River Interpretation Centre this afternoon.
The next four years of programming have been secured at the centre with a donation of $840,000 on behalf of Hibernia. Much of the money will allow for continued programming but that’s not what had students excited today. Read more.
To meet the challenges and opportunities of our rapidly changing world, the next generation of STEAM leaders and innovators must harness the full spectrum of available resources. Only through collaboration across cultures, disciplines, sectors, regions and gender can we collectively support skill development for all Canadians. The 2018 STAN Conference will explore how STEAM teaching and learning is evolving and emphasize the importance of collaboration. Learn More
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