Let’s Talk Science president Dr. Bonnie Schmidt awarded the C21 Shifting Minds Award for Leadership and Innovation

2017-21-7 | News

On July 19, Let’s Talk Science President and Founder, Dr. Bonnie Schmidt accepted the prestigious C21 Shifting Minds Award for Leadership and Innovation at the C21 Canada Summit 150 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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Let’s Talk Science’s Trip to Nepal

2017-19-7 | News

This year, Let’s Talk Science Outreach made an international impact on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Nepal thanks to volunteer Serena McDiarmid. During her undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo, McDiarmid discovered her passion for science, volunteerism and education when she began volunteering for Let’s Talk Science Outreach in 2013.

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Let’s Talk Science reaches 5 million with STEM

2017-29-6 | News

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Let’s Talk Science is also celebrating a significant milestone – we have now inspired more than 5 million children, youth, educators and members of the general public with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)!

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Planting the seeds of a dream for new NASA Astronaut

2017-26-6 | News

At an event on June 7, NASA announced 12 new astronaut candidates, its largest astronaut class since 2000. At the announcement, candidate Loral O'Hara spoke of her participation in an early form of what is now the Tomatosphere™ program when she was in Grade 2.

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Celebrating National Solidarity Day

2017-20-6 | News

June 21st is National Solidarity Day, a day for Canadians from coast to coast to coast to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada.

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Our Stories: Championing our future: mentoring matters

2017-5-6 | News

Fifteen years ago, Cathy, a then graduate student in Physiology at Western University entered a Grade 10 classroom for her very first Let’s Talk Science Outreach visit.

Little did she know that this first visit would become the most important step in her long-term commitment to science outreach.

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Our Stories: Bringing science home to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

2017-5-6 | News

At Let’s Talk Science, our volunteers are passionate about the fields they work in as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) researchers, students or professionals. Many even remember their own interest in STEM from when they were younger.

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Let’s Talk Science volunteer grateful for the chance to give back

2017-5-6 | News

At the Saskatoon Regional Science Fair, Let’s Talk Science volunteer Kezia Fourie strides among the displays. As she listens to the students’ ideas, offers encouragement and judges their projects, she’s transported back to a time when she stood excitedly in their shoes.

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Learning and Leading Together – Let’s Talk Science National Outreach Conference

2017-1-6 | News

The annual Let’s Talk Science Outreach conference will be held in London, Ontario from May 31 to June 4, 2017. Over the four days, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Coordinators from all across Canada will gather to connect, learn, strengthen their leadership skills and celebrate their successes from the past year.

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Tomatosphere™ launches new website for 2016-2017 school year

2017-30-5 | News

In September, educators visiting Tomatosphere™ will notice a new look to the program’s website.

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Over 3,000 students take the Let’s Talk Science Challenge

2017-24-5 | News

With 3,121 students forming 821 teams, and accompanied by 262 teachers at 23 universities and colleges across Canada, the Let’s Talk Science Challenge certainly made a splash this year!

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Summer Camp Science

2017-24-5 | News

Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers energized youth with science activities at summer camps across Canada this year.

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Science is Beautiful Winners Announced

2017-24-5 | News

We are proud to announce the finalists and national winner for the Science is Beautiful Art Competition.

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Let’s Talk Science is meeting the NSERC PromoScience mandate

2017-24-5 | News

NSERC PromoScience has announced three years of support for the Let’s Talk Science Outreach program.

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Our Stories: Growing Generosity from Classrooms to Communities

2017-19-5 | News

“At 11 to 13 years of age, my students are young enough to be here when humankind actually succeeds in colonizing other planets,” says David Lauzon. He is committed to teaching them all that he can about plants on earth — and in space. He gently places a seed in one of his student’s hands. “What’s this?” she asks. “Is it going to become a tomato?” When David replies, “No, it is actually going to become 10 or 20 tomatoes and you’re going to watch the whole process,” the look on the young girl’s face is one of absolute wonder…and joy.

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