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For Over 20 years, Grade 4 Teacher Provides “Out-Of-This-World” Experience for Students

2016-08-29 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

For Over 20 years, Grade 4 Teacher Provides “Out-Of-This-World” Experience for Students

One student develops a keen interest in space and decides she wants to be a pilot when she grows up…

Another child discovers a love of gardening by tending the tiny plants…

And a 10-year-old boy finds that working with his classmates helps him relate to them…

“Over the years, several of my students really lit up with the Tomatosphere™ experience,” says Don Flaig, a recently retired teacher at St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Let’s Talk Science Welcomes David Lapides as new Vice President, Programs

2016-08-16 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Let’s Talk Science Welcomes David Lapides as new Vice President, Programs

This summer Let’s Talk Science welcomed David Lapides as Vice President of Programs.  In this new position in the organization David will lead the teams responsible for the design, development and delivery of programs and services for Preschool to Grade 12 educators and their students.  This includes IdeaPark, TomatosphereTM, CurioCity, Let’s Talk Science Outreach and the Let’s Talk Science Challenge, along with their French counterparts.

Sparking a love of science and self

2016-08-16 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Sparking a love of science and self

Let’s Talk Science has impact beyond experiments.

Let’s Talk Science kicked-started Preema Sarkar’s love of science into high gear. That’s how the third year biochemistry student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) describes her first encounter with the Let’s Talk Science Outreach program. She was a high school student attending a national youth session in Ottawa where Let’s Talk Science was invited to talk to students.

“I think they did a couple of activities,” said Sarkar. “It was a chemistry-based experiment. The person who was presenting it made me feel really excited.”

Congratulations to Eric – the 2016 Science is Beautiful Contest Winner

2016-07-11 | News, News & Events

Science is Beautiful is an annual art contest put on by multiple Let’s Talk Science Outreach sites across Canada. Aiming to highlight the integration of art within science and the science in art, students submit art pieces that connect to various science fields.

Students Step into Virtual STEM Careers with Let’s Talk Science

2016-06-06 | News, News & Events

Students Step into Virtual STEM Careers with Let’s Talk Science

New videos at CurioCity take students to new heights, depths and a virtual world to explore career pathways

If students could experience a career virtually, would that open their minds to further education and help them explore potential career pathways? That’s the question behind Let’s Talk Science’s new “Step into Your STEM Career” series of videos at ExploreCurioCity.org.

Students connect with genetics experts during DNA Day

2016-05-31 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Students connect with genetics experts during DNA Day

“This is my best friend Dan,” stated Marc Fiume, CEO and co-founder of DNAStack, as he pointed to his presentation featuring a photo of his friend. “He has cystic fibrosis, which is a recessive disorder… Dan has undergone two lung transplants in his life. In order to treat patients like Dan, it’s really important for us to understand the human genome.”

Let’s Talk Science honours post-secondary students and professional volunteers with National Volunteer Awards

2016-05-31 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Let’s Talk Science is delighted to announce Portia Kalun of McMaster University winner of National Volunteer Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach, Emily Ng of the University of Calgary winner of the David Colcleugh Leadership Award and Anna Zhou of the University of Toronto winner of the NEW National Volunteer Award, CurioCity.

Let’s Talk Science hosts professional learning workshop on STEM careers

2016-05-04 | News, News & Events

Let’s Talk Science hosts professional learning workshop on STEM careers

On Friday, May 6, teachers will gather in Selkirk, Manitoba to participate in a new professional learning workshop on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

23 Canadian post-secondary institutions host Let's Talk Science Challenge

2016-04-22 | News, News & Events

3,200 Gr. 6-8 students participate in the 2016 Let’s Talk Science Challenge

Meaghan and Laura

Meaghan and Laura have been preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge since February. Their team is one of three from Holy Cross Junior High School in St. John’s that will be participating with over 140 students at the Memorial University on April 29, 2016. This is their second year participating.

2016 Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

2016-04-14 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Let's Talk Science Logo & CurioCity LogoLet’s Talk Science relies on more than 3,500 volunteers across Canada to create a memorable impression on students and educators engaging with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

One of the ways that we celebrate this dedication to STEM education is through our annual national Let’s Talk Science Volunteer Awards.

This year, Let’s Talk Science will be presenting a new award to showcase the outstanding contributions of our CurioCity virtual volunteers.

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