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Manitoba

Brandon

Introduction to Scratch Programming

Learn about the history of video games and video game design. Learn to make your own video games using Scratch Programming. participants are asked to bring their own laptops if possible.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2-5 p.m.Brandon Public LibraryUnit 1, 710 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9More information

Let’s Talk Science program day!

Join Brandon U’s Let’s Talk Science Team for a day of awesome science demos – from DNA extractions to programming cars and more, come engage and get dirty with science!

September 23rd, 10-1:45 p.mBrandon Public Library
Unit 1, 710 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9
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Introduction to video games

Participants will learn about the history of video games and game design, and will have the opportunity to create their own simple games using Scratch Programming.

September 23rd, 2-4:30 p.mBrandon Public Library
Unit 1, 710 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9
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Winnipeg

Photogrammetry: Sizing up Polar Bears

This Science Literacy event will apply photogrammetry, the use of photography to determine the size of objects, to integrate biology, photography, image analysis and mathematics in measuring body size of polar bears. Local high school students will learn how to use photographic methods for non-invasive size determination. The proper use and calibration of cameras will be described and students will calibrate the camera and analyse their calibration through regression analysis. Students will use the calibrated camera to take pictures of objects and determine their size, and then apply their skills to determining the body size and condition of zoo bears. These skills will also be applied to photographs taken of polar bears near Churchill, Manitoba by previous PromoScience student groups.

September 18thAssiniboine Park Zoo2595 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3R 2N7More information

Hands on Science Experiments: Cool Chemistry

Including activities like Cabbage Juice Ph, Elephant Toothpaste and more, join Let’s Talk Science in an exploration of chemistry outside the textbook.

September 18th, 12:20-1:20 p.m.University of Winnipeg, Main Library515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9More information

Science Storytime

A Let’s Talk Science presentation with a local preschool.

September 19th, 3-4 p.m.University of Winnipeg, Main Library515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9More information

Science and Technology

Build your own plasma cutter and play with circuit boards with Let’s Talk Science.

September 20th, 12:20-1:20 p.m.University of Winnipeg, Main Library515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9More information

Human and Environmental Biology

Find out if you’re a supertaster, extract DNA from strawberries, build your own thermometer and more with Let’s Talk Science.

September 22nd, 12:20-1:20 p.m.University of Winnipeg, Main Library515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9More information

Mining Rocks!

Have fun at activity stations, including making your own amethyst pendant! Unearth the difference between rocks and minerals. Learn how life as we know it would not exist without rock and mineral treasures extracted from the Earth! Presented by Mining Matters with funding support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Free.
Registration required.

September 22nd, 2-4 p.mTranscona Library111 Victoria Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 1S6More information

National Learn to Code Day 2017

Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners on September 23rd.

September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.UManitoba Fort Garry Campus“Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC) E3-270 Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2”More information

Mining Rocks!

Have fun at activity stations, including making your own
amethyst pendant! Unearth the difference between rocks and
minerals. Learn how life as we know it would not exist without
rock and mineral treasures extracted from the Earth! Presented
by Mining Matters with funding support from the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Free.
Registration required.

September 23rd, 1:30-3:30 p.mCharleswood Library4910 Roblin Blvd #6, Winnipeg, MB R3R 0G7More information