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Let’s Talk Science Celebrates $2.5 Million Gift from Hibernia that Ignites STEM Passion and Elevates Youth Impact in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Inspire - Educate - Innovate Fundraising Campaign Aims to Raise $30 Million in Three Years

[LONDON, ON, May 14, 2024] - Let’s Talk Science proudly announces an impactful gift of $2.5 million from Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) that extends their historical partnership and enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning across the province. Hibernia has been a Visionary supporter of Let’s Talk Science since 2011 and their newest contribution will ensure that Let’s Talk Science programming continues to be available in English and French at no cost for youth, educators, volunteers and families in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). It also propels Let’s Talk Science’s national Inspire - Educate - Innovate Fundraising Campaign towards its bold goal of raising $30 million in three years.

HMDC’s longstanding support has been transformative in reaching Let’s Talk Science’s goal to engage every school in the province with innovative STEM-based programming.

“We are pleased to continue our support for Let’s Talk Science.” said Duncan Fitzpatrick, president of Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. “The broad reach that Let’s Talk Science has across Newfoundland and Labrador plays a significant role in nurturing the province’s next generation of innovators and leaders.”

Let's Talk Science, at the forefront of STEM education and outreach, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and the ambitious Inspire – Educate – Innovate Fundraising Campaign will ensure that its programming and resources are accessible to every child free of charge reducing barriers for all children aged 3-17, educators and parents in Canada. With fewer than 6.5 million children across the country, we cannot afford to leave any behind as we work together to achieve significant and positive impact while developing a vibrant economy. In a rapidly changing and complex world, it is critical that youth remain curious, ask questions, and have the skills required to participate, thrive, and lead.

“Our strong partnership with HMDC has enabled Let’s Talk Science to have a long history of engaging NL youth with our STEM-based programming” said Bonnie Schmidt, President & Founder of Let’s Talk Science. “Since 1998, the Let’s Talk Science outreach site at Memorial University has worked with educators and youth across the province, using hands-on STEM activities to get students engaged with STEM. Let’s Talk Science has also worked directly with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) and the Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador to participate in the facilitation of province-wide science renewal curriculum workshops. Teachers and students in every school in NL have accessed Let’s Talk Science programs and resources since 2011.”

Join the movement, transform lives, and be a part of building a brighter future because how we educate our kids is how we change our future. Together, we can inspire, educate, and innovate for the leaders, inventors, and problem solvers of tomorrow.

About Let’s Talk Science 

Let’s Talk Science – a leading partner in Canadian education – is a national charitable organization committed to inspiring and empowering children and youth of all ages in Canada to develop the skills they need to participate and thrive in an ever-changing world. To accomplish this, Let’s Talk Science offers a comprehensive suite of STEM-based programs to support youth, educators, and volunteers across Canada. For more information about Let's Talk Science, visit

About Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd.

Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. is the operator of the Hibernia field and facilities operator for the Hibernia Southern Extension, which is operated by ExxonMobil Canada Properties. The participants in the Hibernia and Hibernia Southern Extension projects are ExxonMobil Canada Properties, Chevron Canada Resources, Suncor Energy, Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation, Murphy Oil, Statoil Canada Ltd. and Nalcor Energy - Oil and Gas (Hibernia Southern Extension only).

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Colleen Babenko, Director, Marketing & Communications

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