Creating Connections and Contagious Enthusiasm for Science

2016-4-2 | News

“EVERY single one of my students who has participated in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge will tell you that it is exciting, fun and that they can’t wait until next year to do it again.”
Geralyn Manion, Educator Grade 5 to 8 gifted program - Holy Name, TCDSB

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High School Students across Canada head to campus for Let’s Talk Science Symposia

2016-12-1 | Upcoming Events

Let’s Talk Science Symposia connect high school students with post-secondary mentors during a one day, on-campus event highlighting the institution's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) specialty. Topic expertise ranges by Outreach site from stem cells to environmental impact, cancer to forensics.

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Emily Morris, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Volunteer at Queen’s University

2016-6-1 | Featured Volunteers

Though Emily is new to Let's Talk Science this school year, she is already working with fellow volunteers to combine Tomatosphere™ and Let's Talk Science Outreach in her community.

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Université de Moncton joins Let’s Talk Science Outreach

2015-7-12 | News

(Moncton, NB) On November 11, 2015 the Let’s Talk Science team welcomed Université de Moncton as our 42nd national Outreach site.

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Carmen D Souza and Aaron D Cruz, Let’s Talk Science Volunteers

2015-2-12 | Featured Volunteers

Meet Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteer Carmen and her son Aaron. This mother and son duo has teamed-up to engage children and youth in their community since moving to Canada.

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Our Stories: Every Child is An Explorer

2015-1-12 | News

In school, giving the right answer is great. However, science teacher Phil Langford gets even more excited hearing something else from students.

“Science is asking the right questions,” says Phil, head of the science department at Bert Fox High School in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.

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Our Stories: Student Volunteer Finds Homemade Slime Can Stretch Minds

2015-1-12 | News

To Billy Sun, there’s a formula to turning children on to science. Take borax, mix with white glue, and add food colouring. The result? Homemade slime.

That’s his favourite activity when he volunteers with Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Hamilton area schools in Ontario. “The kids love it because it’s fun,” says Billy, a fourth-year health sciences student at McMaster University.

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Our Stories: Honouring Cultures and Inspiring Strong Futures

2015-1-12 | News

Eager faces full of wonderment peer with anticipation into the mesh basket in the middle of the table. Inside, a butterfly is about to emerge from its chrysalis before a mesmerized audience of Grade Two students. Manisha Khetarpal warmly explains, “There is absolute silence as they wait for this miracle of nature.”

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Let’s Talk Science volunteers experience Koeye Culture and Science Camp off central BC coast

2015-13-11 | News

In August of 2015, Let's Talk Science volunteers joined with Raincoast Conservation Foundation) on a voyage to Koeye River, a remote First Nations community on British Colombia's central coast, to help facilitate and participate at the Koeye Culture and Science Camp camp run for local youth. Let's Talk Science has been taking part in this venture for many years in the past through Let's Talk Science at the University of Victoria. The following blog was written by research associate Marlie van Roy and Science Outreach Communicator Lori Waters of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and retells the story of the crews week at camp.

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Let’s Talk Science community events bring science to life

2015-10-11 | News

On October 24th, Let’s Talk Science Outreach at the University of Guelph held their first School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, an event run annually at several Let’s Talk Science locations across the country. The volunteer team saw over 750 children, youth and parents throughout the day, all wanting to learn more about the science behind magic.

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Canadian parents have influence, but don’t make the grade when it comes to having The Talk with their kids about science education

2015-10-11 | Media Releases

Almost 90 per cent of Canadian parents believe they are the strongest influence when it comes making decisions about their children’s education and post-secondary pathways, but they are not exerting that influence when it comes to science education.

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Let’s Talk Science, University of Manitoba Wins 2015 Outstanding Science Organization Award

2015-26-10 | News

On Friday, October 23rd Let's Talk Science at the University of Manitoba received the 2015 Outstanding Science Organization Award from the Science Teacher Association of Manitoba (STAM).

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Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture

2015-25-9 | Upcoming Events

Bonnie Schmidt, President of Let's Talk Science, is the 2015 recipient of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Dean's Distinguished Lecture award.

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Let’s Talk Science supports student engagement through Canada’s Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge

2015-23-9 | News

Students in Grades 6 through 12 will have a chance to develop their 21st century skills in a new project-based national education challenge. The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge is designed to inspire students to reach their full potential and help better their communities by identifying and solving real-world problems with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Partnering with Frontier College

2015-21-9 | News

We are working with Frontier College to inspire young minds.

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