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Let's Talk Science Outreach Fall events

2015-09-16 | Events, News & Events

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:

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:

September     October

September

Alberta     Ontario     Quebec     New Brunswick     Newfoundland and Labrador


Alberta

Let’s Talk Science at the University of Alberta

Contact: ltspp@ualberta.ca

  • 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!

  • September 25-27

    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.


Ontario 

Let’s Talk Science at the University of Guelph

Contact: projects.ltsguelph@gmail.com

  • 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

Fires! Slime! Rockets! Take part in some awesome chemistry activities and demonstrations- we will be making polymer-slime to take home!

  • 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!

  • Saturday September 26, 7:00AM-12:00PM

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!

Let's Talk Science at McMaster University

  • Tuesday September 22, 2:30-3:30PM, contact: Ms Alison Morin (amorin@hpl.ca)

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!

  • Wednesday September 23, 4:15-5:15PM, contact: Mrs. Dale Elliott (deelliot@hpl.ca)

Fluids activities at the Hamilton Public Library- Ancaster branch

How do you make square bubbles? Come find out!

  • Saturday September 26, 2:00-3:00PM, contact: Mrs. Mary Terpstra (mterpstr@hpl.ca)

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?

  • Saturday September 26, 11:00AM-1:00PM, contact: Ms Janice Penney (cymac@mcmaster.ca)

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!

Let’s Talk Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Contact: lts@uoit.ca

Saturday September 26 , 10:30AM–3:30PM

Conant Complex Neighbourhood Fair

Let’s Talk Science at the University of Ottawa

Contact: ltsps@uottawa.ca

Saturday September 26

Governor General's Savour Fall at Rideau Hall

Come and join us to take part in garden-themed science.

Let’s Talk Science at Ryerson University

Contact: Ryerson@letstalkscience.ca

Wednesday September 23

LTS in the SLC for SLW! (Ryerson University Student Learning Centre)

Come join us for hands-on activities!

Let’s Talk Science at the University of Toronto, Mississauga

Contact: ltsutm@letstalkscience.ca

Saturday September 26 , 2:00-4:00PM

Mississauga Central Library

Come explore the wonders of science with demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Let's Talk Science at the University of Waterloo

Contact: uwaterloo@letstalkscience.ca or Laura (ldick@wpl.ca) at the Waterloo Public Library

  • Monday September 21

Playful Machines at Waterloo Public Library Main branch

  • Tuesday September 22

Fight of Flight: The Science of Stress at John M. Harper branch

Let’s Talk Science at Western University

Contact: David (letstalkscienceuwo@gmail.com) or Kevin Davidson at the Central Library (kevin.davidson@lpl.london.on.ca)

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.


Quebec 

Let’s Talk Science at McGill University

Contact: Vicki (events.lts.mcgill@gmail.com) or Ingrid Birker Redpath Museum (ingrid.birker@mcgill.ca)

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!


New Brunswick

Let's Talk Science at the University of New Brunswick, Frederiction

Contact: ltspp@unb.ca 

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

Let’s Talk Science at Memorial University, Newfoundland, St. John’s

Contact: lts@mun.ca

  • 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


October

Alberta     British Columbia     Ontario


Alberta

Let’s Talk Science at the University of Alberta

Contact: ltspp@ualberta.ca

  • 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!

Mini Monster Bash, Heritage Park Pavilion, Stony Plain

Join us for some spooky science fun!


British Columbia

Let's Talk Science at the University of British Columbia

Contact: lts@ubclts.com or at scienceworld.ca/teen

  • Tuesday October 20

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!

  • Friday October 23, 6:00-9:00PM

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!


Ontario

Let’s Talk Science at Carleton University

Contact: ltsps@uottawa.ca

October 3-12 - Carleton University Butterfly Show

Let's Talk Science at the University of Waterloo

Contact: uwaterloo@letstalkscience.ca 

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.