As many of us are getting back into school mode, we have a lot to celebrate! Over the next few months across Canada, the sciences are being celebrated with multiple national weeks of significance.
We kick off next week with Science Literacy Week (September 21-27) and continue into October and November with the following celebrations:
National Science and Technology Week (October 16-25)
National Chemistry Week (October 17-25)
Annual National Biotechnology Week (October 30-November 6)
National Technology Week (November 1-7)
Let’s Talk Science is excited to support youth and educators as Canadians learn and take part in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) endeavours.
Below is a listing of public workshops where Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers will be this Fall with hands-on STEM activities:
Alberta Ontario Quebec New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador
Saturday September 26
University of Alberta Alumni Centennary
We will have stomp rockets, mobius strips, science trivia and more available for the public. If you've ever wanted to build and launch your own rocket or test your science knowledge, this is the place to be!
Edmonton Comic Expo
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's science activities!! Come down to the Edmonton Expo and learn about some superhero science. We will have lots of hands on activities for the kids and some of our coordinators will also be presenting panels on SciFi medicine for adults!
Sunday September 27, 12:00-4:00PM
Fall open house, Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Activities include genetic traits, making leaves, and static electricity.
Tuesday September 22, 4:00-5:30PM
Chemistry Magic Show at Scottsdale Library, Guelph
Fires! Slime! Rockets! Take part in some awesome chemistry activities and demonstrations- we will be making polymer-slime to take home!
Wednesday September 23, 4:00-5:30PM
Chemistry Magic Show at Bullfrog Mall Library, Guelph
Saturday September 26, 2:30PM-4:00PM
Jr. Geologists activity at West End Libary, Guelph
Students will get to read a book, learn about the rock cycle and examine and characterize rocks and minerals that are found here in Guelph and around the world!
Guelph Farmers Market
Stop by our booth at the Farmer's market to try some cool science demos, like catapults and the air-zooka and to make some polymer-slime to take home!
Sunday September 27, 7:15AM-4:00PM
Booth with Various activities at the Donkey Sanctuary, Guelph
Stop by our booth to crush some eggs, try some cool science demos, like catapults and the air-zooka and make some polymer-slime to take home!
Nutrition activities at the Hamilton Public Library- Sherwood branch
Come learn about the digestive system and how what you put in your mouth affects your body!
Fluids activities at the Hamilton Public Library- Ancaster branch
How do you make square bubbles? Come find out!
Nutrition activities at the Hamilton Public Library- Red Hill branch
Let's rethink your drink! From chocolate milk to pop, what are you really drinking?
McMaster Children and Youth University: "Genome in your Home"
We start with a lecture given by a real scientist, and end up by hands-on activities. Do you know how to build DNA? We do, and we will teach you!
Saturday September 26 , 10:30AM–3:30PM
Conant Complex Neighbourhood Fair
Saturday September 26
Governor General's Savour Fall at Rideau Hall
Come and join us to take part in garden-themed science.
Wednesday September 23
LTS in the SLC for SLW! (Ryerson University Student Learning Centre)
Come join us for hands-on activities!
Saturday September 26 , 2:00-4:00PM
Mississauga Central Library
Come explore the wonders of science with demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura (email@example.com) at the Waterloo Public Library
Playful Machines at Waterloo Public Library Main branch
Fight of Flight: The Science of Stress at John M. Harper branch
Contact: David (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Davidson at the Central Library (email@example.com)
Saturday September 26 , 2:30-4:00PM
Playful Machines at the Central Library in London, ON
Kids investigate simple machines by using levers, wheels, axles, and inclined planes to create a model playground.
Contact: Vicki (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ingrid Birker Redpath Museum (email@example.com)
Sunday September 27 , 11:30AM-2:30PM
Family Science Challenge at the Redpath Museum
A variety of hands-on, interactive science activities covering the topics of minerals, marine mammals & ocean zones, food webs, and dinosaurs!
Wednesday September 23, 6:30-7:30PM
Science at the Fredericton Public library
Join us for a read-a-long book followed by a hands-on polymers activity - making slime!
Newfoundland & Labrador
Tuesday September 22 , 7:00-8:00PM
AC Hunter Children's Library (families/all ages)
Biology activities: Explore genetics, DNA, and various animal adaptations!
Wednesday September 23 , 10:30-11:30AM
Marjorie Mews Library
Chemistry for preschool: Chemistry is all around us! Check out fireworks, chromatography, how to make a homemade thermometer and viscosity races!
Thursday September 24 , 3:30-4:30PM
AC Hunter Children's Library
Earth Science for school aged children: Join us for some neat Earth Science experiments! Explore the layers of the earth, soil science, currents, rain and more!
Sunday September 27 , 12:00-5:00PM
Avalon Mall, Science Expo
Alberta British Columbia Ontario
Thursday October 3
Fort Saskatchewan Outgrow it Sale
Fire and Magic - from thermal currents to water balloon extinguishers, table cloth tricks to magic sand - we have lots of take home and onsite activities for kids of all ages!
October 5 and 6
Mining 4 Society
Ever wondered what minerals make up your body? Or why some minerals are harder than others? We will have the answers to all those questions and more with our hands on activities at the Mining 4 Society event, being held in Edmonton this year!
Thursday October 10
Health Science workshop at Alberta Science Expo
Using a real life scenario where students will be put in charge of a trauma centre we will explore how blood matching works to save lives everyday!
Saturday October 24, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Let’s Talk Science School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at University of Alberta
Visit the Eventbrite for more details and to register
Saturday October 31, 10:00AM-2:00PM
Mini Monster Bash, Heritage Park Pavilion, Stony Plain
Join us for some spooky science fun!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or at scienceworld.ca/teen
Science World, High School Days
We will be special guests are Science World with activities including DNA extraction, simulated blood analysis, and other forensics and epidemiology activities to help solve the mystery of a zombie outbreak!
Science World, SWEET event
This free evening for teens is offered in partnership with Science World. In this staged mystery, a mysterious new virus is spreading throughout Vancouver. We don't know how this infection got started, but we do know that we need your help to find the source of the virus and figure out how to stop it in order to keep people safe!
October 3-12 - Carleton University Butterfly Show
Saturday October 24
Science Open House at the University of Waterloo
Join us for free family-friendly science activities all day! Start at the Earth Sciences Museum (EIT) for your event brochure and map- find us at the Let's Talk Science booth! More info at UWaterloo Science Events.