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Research about youth, by youth - Climate Action Lab

Let’s Talk Science is proud to share the recommendations of our Climate Action Lab initiative. Students want climate action to be a positive experience, one that is social, connected, experiential, nature-based and aligned with their life goals.
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Let’s Talk Science Commits to Continuous Improvement in Sustainability

November 30, 2022

Over the past 30 years, Let's Talk Science has been a national STEM education and outreach leader.

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Spotlight on Science Learning: Snapshot of a Decade Developing STEM Talent in Canada

November 15, 2022

A new report examines what has changed, what hasn’t, and what needs to change for youth STEM learni

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Going Green and Growing a STEM Career

November 11, 2022

From November 6 to 18, world leaders are gathering in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). November is also Canada Career Month. So, what better time for us to talk about the growth of opportunity in green jobs? 
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NOVA Chemicals Commits $600,000 to Let’s Talk Science to support STEM Education across Canada

November 10, 2022

Funding will support education in Environmental Stewardship and Climate Science as well as provide accessibility to STEM programming for under-served populations including Indigenous Youth

I3 now powered by Let’s Talk Science

October 25, 2022

Let’s Talk Science is proud to be the new home for The Learning Partnership’s Investigate! Invent! Innovate! Program (I3).
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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2022

On the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR), it is important to explore and understand our history, learn from past mistakes and atrocities, and strive to do better with the goal of building a truly inclusive community.
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Let’s Talk Science has received accreditation by the Imagine Canada Standards Program

September 16, 2022

Let’s Talk Science has received accreditation by the Imagine Canada Standards Program.
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Numbers, formulas, theorems – oh my!

Globe and Mail

What do you remember about learning math as a child? Do any specific experiences stand out for you?
African American and Hispanic elementary age girls are building a windmill from a water bottle in a STEM activity

STEM Club - the best of both worlds!

August 04, 2022

STEM Club is back this fall and inviting your students on brand new learning adventures. With a club-like community that will bring your class together and STEM activities that teach success in STEM and beyond, join STEM Club for an experience that’s the best of both worlds. 
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Explore living creatures outside this summer

The 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.
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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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It’s time to rethink STEM education

Globe and Mail

It’s rare to see almost complete agreement on anything these days, but a recent poll by Let’s Talk Science found that 95% of adults believe that it is important or very important for youth to have a good STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for future work and to help them make good decisions as citizens about the country’s future.
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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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Exploring diabetes and stem cells: How close are we to a cure?

Globe and Mail

Diabetes is one of the most common conditions, affecting more than 5.7 million Canadians across the country.
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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

The Globe and Mail

Let’s talk mental health literacy

Globe and Mail

It is important to promote positive mental health and education on mental health and mental illnesses. Nearly everyone will have challenges with their mental health at some point, but not everyone will experience a mental illness.
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. About 25 per cent of patients wait five to 30 years for a diagnosis, up to 40 per cent are misdiagnosed, and some 50 per cent are never diagnosed at all.
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Recognizing signs of child and youth mental distress: A guide for parents and caregivers

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.
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Exploring stem cells and engaging the next generation of Canadian scientists

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.
The Globe and Mail

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.
“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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