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Explore living creatures outside this summer

Globe and Mail

The summer months are upon us and along with longer days and warm weather, summer provides an opportunity to get outside and engage with the world around us. Let’s Talk Science offers numerous fun activities to get youth outside and engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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Who’s been here before us? How eDNA is providing answers

Globe and Mail

Who’s been here before us? Scientists are increasingly using environmental DNA (eDNA) to answer that question.
Tammy Webster

A year as the Director of Equity at Let’s Talk Science

June 21, 2022

As a First Nations female with a wide range of education and experiences, my skillset is unique. In this world of understanding equity and equity deserving entities, I know that I want to engage with an organization that has done some of the preliminary work to understand how equity realities and issues play out in their systems/organizations – which led me to Let’s Talk Science.
Congratulations to the 2022 National Volunteer Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2022 National Volunteer Award Winners!

June 18, 2022

Each year, we recognize the Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers who have exceeded expectations.

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Reconciliation Through STEM Education

Globe and Mail

Scientific literacy and innovation are key to addressing critical issues in many Indigenous communities such as health, the impacts of climate change, and food insecurity.
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Announcing the 2022 Let's Talk Science Challenge Winners

June 09, 2022

Since 2005, we have offered the Let's Talk Science Challenge to educators and parents as a fun, free and easy way to engage youth in Grades 6-8 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning outside the classroom.
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Students engage with CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen during Let’s Talk Lunar

June 03, 2022

Over 2500 students joined Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen for an inspiring keynote during Let’s Talk Lunar, Exploring the Moon, brought to you by

Daniel Sinnett

Four letters that save lives: A, C, G & T

Globe and Mail

Diagnosing a rare disease is often a long and confusing journey for patients and families.

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Recognizing signs of child and youth mental distress: A guide for parents and caregivers

The Globe and Mail

The pandemic has been hard and stressful on many. Despite the common view that children and youth are inherently resilient, they too have suffered.

Exploring stem cells and engaging the next generation of Canadian scientists

The Globe and Mail

What if treatments for rare and chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes and Alzheimer’s could be found within our own bodies?
2022 National Let's Talk Science Awards Finalists

Announcing the 2022 National Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

April 28, 2022

 As part of our National Volunteer Week celebrations, we are happy to announce the finalists for our National Volunteer Awards!

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Climate change and youth mental health: What we can do

Globe and Mail

Climate change can be a scary topic. As a middle school science teacher, I felt ready to teach students about climate change. What I was not prepared for was the strong emotional reactions of my students.
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Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 25, 2022

Sunday April 24th to Saturday, April 30th is National Volunteer Week and we want to say

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Decoding Lentils

Globe and Mail

Most of us understand the truth in the saying ‘You are what you eat.’ But the food you choose can also be healthy for the environment.

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Toyota Canada Foundation invests additional $600,000 in Let’s Talk Science

April 14, 2022

Toyota Canada Foundation is renewing its commitment to Let’s Talk Science for another four years with an additional $600,000 in funding focused on climate education and action.
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The past and future of energy: Here comes the sun

Globe and Mail

People get energy from eating plants and burning wood for heat. Humans have also learned how to process various types of food and vegetation into fuels, called biofuels, that heat our homes and even power our cars.

Your immune system is super smart and hard-working, so give it the best shot!

Globe and Mail

Every day we encounter millions of microscopic organisms that can cause serious damage if it weren’t for our brilliant immune cells. How do they do it? By working together like your school staff.
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Engaging youth in ocean literacy to ensure we have a sustainable future

Globe and Mail

Planet Earth is truly an ocean planet. In fact, the ocean covers over 70 per cent of the planet’s surface, it is the origin of life on Earth, and is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems. It is a source of wonder, curiosity and excitement.

Sanofi Canada invests in Let’s Talk Science

March 28, 2022

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce an investment of $30,000 from sanofi-aventis Canada Inc. (Sanofi Canada) to support national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education outreach and build inclusion for youth across Canada.
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Raising outdoor kids: Take a walk, find Spring and build STEM skills

Globe and Mail

In a country with as many climates as Canada, spring arrives at different times and in different ways.
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Cybersecurity and the Gender Gap

Globe and Mail

The emergence of e-commerce platforms, the Internet of Things, Blockchain and other disruptive technologies, have made cybersecurity a fast-growing career sector. Technical skills are required but many young people, and young women, in particular, are missing out on opportunities because of misunderstandings and lack of support.
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Kids can think like an engineer

Globe and Mail

What does it mean to think like an engineer? I am often surprised when meeting someone new – whether in a professional context or not – how often I can guess that they have a background in engineering. It is something about the way they have of seeing and interacting with the world around them and, in some situations, their ability to take apart complex problems and put them back together.
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Girl Coders: Inspiring and supporting females in computer science

Globe and Mail

Imagine walking into your first Computer Science class, looking around and noticing that you are the only girl in a room full of boys. You also quickly realize that the boys either pretend you are not there or talk right over you.
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Reaching, Engaging, and Inspiring: Role Models Motivate Youth During Pandemic

Globe and Mail

For many volunteers, educators and parents across the country, keeping kids focused and engaged in online learning has been a struggle. At the same time, programs have found innovative ways to connect with kids despite the challenges.
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Government of Canada Reinvests in Digital Literacy Programming for Youth in Canada

February 16, 2022

On February 11, as part of the CanCode 3.0 investment, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced Let’s Talk Science will receive $2.8 million over the next two years.
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The power and influence of women in STEM

Globe and Mail

Like an unfortunate cliché, a narrative told too often, I am no stranger to the gender gap in STEM. My first realization of this “not belonging” occurred as a ninth-grader first joining my school’s Engineering Club.

How STEM powers the Winter Olympics

Globe and Mail

Did you know that when you watch the 2022 Winter Olympic Games you’re watching science in action? From the surfaces on which athletes compete, to the equipment they use and even the mental and physical preparations they need to be ready on game day – science is at the heart of each competition!
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African proverbs that will get you thinking about science

Globe and Mail

Black History month, celebrated every February, offers an opportunity to remember the historic contributions of people of African Descent to the sciences.
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How to raise resilient readers

Globe and Mail

Reading, storytelling, singing, and talking with kids are free and accessible approaches to building literacy skills and supporting your child’s social-emotional and academic development.
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BGC Canada and Let’s Talk Science are partnering to support young people through virtual programming

January 20, 2022

BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada) and Let’s Talk Science are looking forward to working together to create high-quality, virtu

Let’s Talk Science Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

January 14, 2022

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to our Board of D

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Vancouver Island University joins Let’s Talk Science Outreach

January 10, 2022

Let’s Talk Science welcomes Vancouver Island University as our 52nd outreach site, sixth site in British Columbia and 14th in Western Canada.
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Bringing Science to Life with Braille

Globe and Mail

When we talk about disability, we’re accustomed to talking about “visible” and “invisible” disabilities. We usually define these terms based on disability type, and blindness and partial sight is associated with “visible” disabilities.
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Let’s talk about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Globe and Mail

We all want to make the world a better place. But how do we do that? It can certainly feel overwhelming—especially for parents raising young people in a pandemic that has exposed so many of our planet’s most urgent issues, from climate change to human rights.
“That’s a Real Job” video preview from YouTube on our STEM career website.

They may seem out there, but these are real jobs! Or they will be soon…

Farming in space, custom designing human organs for transplant, or building robots that do the jobs you don’t want to do - that’s not science fiction, that’s a real job! Watch all of our “That’s a Real Job” videos on our STEM career website.

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