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Let's Talk Cancer_2021

Let's Talk Cancer

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Let’s Talk Cancer is a symposium that explores the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an integral part of cancer research. The day includes seminars from research professionals along with a variety of activities designed to involve students with a hands-on understanding of how STEM contributes to advancements in cancer research.

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Embryonic stem cells

StemCellTalks

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The StemCellTalks symposium provides youth with the unique opportunity to join in the dialogue on stem cells with academic researchers in the field. You’ll explore ethical frameworks for stem cells and improve public awareness about the science and medical dilemmas in the field.

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Join the Let’s Talk Science STEM Club!

March 2nd - June 16th, 2021

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Join us with your class for fun and interactive STEM activities intended for Grade 4-6 students! Each week features a different hands-on activity using minimal, easy-to-find materials. Students will also have the chance to learn from and ask questions to inspiring STEM role models. STEM Club is ideal for busy educators and caregivers, no matter what their learning environment looks like!
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Chat with a Scientist

March 18th - April 15th, 2021

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As part of the Let's Talk Science Challenge 2021, we are offering Chat with a Scientist sessions. Register your class or students to come and meet scientists from different STEM fields. Guest scientists will present their work and you can ask questions about their educational backgrounds, careers, or simply about scientific concepts.

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Let’s Talk AI: The future of Artificial Intelligence for intelligent humans

April 21st, 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digital shift at a surprising pace - but also served to expose the inequalities and injustices in our society. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is promising solutions to global problems - but could make them so much worse.

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Curious Careers

April 22nd - June 17th, 2021

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Are your Grades 6-8 students curious about what kind of careers they can explore with an education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Join our post-secondary volunteers once a month with your students to explore real STEM careers that are all around us, what it looks like to work or study in STEM and how it can be fun and inspiring!
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Dr. Jia Hu

Equipping Educators with Information: Speaking with your Students about COVID-19 and Vaccines

April 24th, 2021

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Sit, sip and be inspired with our next Coffee and a Keynote. Join us April 24th as Dr. Jia Hu speaks about his work with 19ToZero, a dedicated coalition of healthcare workers, academics, public health experts, behavioural economists, and creative professionals working to understand, engage with, and shift public perceptions around COVID-19 behaviours and vaccination.

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STEM Storytime – Neurons

April 27th, 2021

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Join Let's Talk Science Outreach at Dalhousie University to read JoAnn Deak's book, "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain" and complete a hands-on science activity about the brain!
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Young Computational Thinkers - Sorting Insects to Learn Unplugged Coding

April 28th, 2021

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This workshop provides Early Years Educators with foundational learning in Computational Thinking and Unplugged Coding. Utilizing a virtual book on Insects, participants will work together to perform an unplugged coding activity that they will feel confident bringing to their classroom in person or online.

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STEM Storytime – Programming on Paper

May 4th, 2021

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Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Katherine Schoepp's book, "If: Ball, Then: Catch" and complete a hands-on science activity about coding!
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LIVE STEM with Let's Talk Science - Engineering

May 4th - May 6th, 2021

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Between February 2021 - June 2021, Let's Talk Science will be presenting a series of live broadcasts to classrooms across Canada using Zoom. During these co-learning broadcasts, a Let’s Talk Science facilitator will lead educators and their students through engaging, interactive activities designed to introduce and reinforce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts and computat

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Young Computational Thinkers - Using Children’s Literature of Learn Unplugged Coding

May 5th, 2021

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This workshop provides Early Years Educators with foundational learning in Computational Thinking and Unplugged Coding. Utilizing a children’s book that focuses on directional language (Rosie’s Walk), participants will work together to perform an unplugged coding activity that they will feel confident bringing to their classroom in person or online.

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National STEM Projects

Engage your students in real science

Natural curiosity and the thrill of discovery engages participants in Let’s Talk Science’s national science projects. Available for all grade levels, these projects are based on real scientific problems.

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Request a Volunteer

Our volunteers are catalysts for learning

Our trained and enthusiastic Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers pass on their passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to Canada’s future citizens.

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