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Science Literacy Week 2020

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Gabrielle, Queen's Square | September 1, 2020

Each September, Science Literacy Week showcases the diversity of Canadian science and inspires us to consider the influence of science in our everyday lives. This year’s theme is biodiversity. Although the official week runs from September 21 - 27, here at Idea Exchange we are celebrating science all September long! Join us for these exciting events:

Thanks to our friends at Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, budding young scientists can join us for our Scientists in Situ Series happening select Tuesdays and Thursdays in September. Join us for Sticky Science, Up and Down, All Around, Mix It Up, and/or Candy Chemistry. These programs will be delivered through Microsoft Teams and registration is required. Each program comes with an activity kit that can be picked-up at our Queen’s Square location in advance.

Our Fun with Friends virtual series continues Thursdays in September with fun for the whole family. Learn about Monarch Butterflies with the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory on September 17 and join Sciensational Sssnakes for Fun with Reptiles on September 24. Simply tune into our Facebook page to watch.

Find out what makes Madagascar so cool from lemur expert and author of Chasing Lemurs, Keriann McGoogan, and lemur researcher and Executive Director of Planet Madagascar Travis Steffens in Marvels of Madagascar on September 25. This virtual event is suitable for the whole family. Later in the day, try Zoomed In: What’s That Animal?! for a fun guessing game. Can you identify the animal?

Starting Saturday, September 26, try our new Science Seekers program for curious kids of all ages. Ask questions, make predictions, and try experiments like scientists do.

Adults will enjoy Ontario Wildlife Encounters on September 24 with wildlife photographer Paul Gains. Hear Paul’s always entertaining stories about his encounters, and get inspired for your own wildlife adventure. This event will be delivered via zoom and requires registration.

No matter what your interests, there are lots of reasons to get excited about science at Idea Exchange during September.