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Newfoundland

Conception Bay South

Adult Evening Geological Hike and Campfire

Join Dr. Rod Taylor to learn about fascinating past environments and resulting rocks found along Manuels River.
The hike will finish at the Gazebo with a campfire and marshmallow roast.

September 20th, 7-8:30 p.mManuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre7 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, NL A1W 3A2More information

Young Scientists – Trees!

Hugged a tree lately? Come find out why trees are so terrific and why you’ll want to hug a tree every day!

September 22nd, 1-3 p.mManuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre7 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, NL A1W 3A2More information

Unveiling of the MR1 Fossil

The iconic MR1 fossil was recovered along Manuels River in the 1970s by Dr. Riccardo Levi-Setti, who recently donated it to our collection. Over 500 million years old and nearly 35 cm long,
MR1 is one of the best preserved trilobites in the world and is renowned as the cover image on Dr. Levi-Setti’s famous book on trilobites.

September 23rd, 9:30-5 p.mManuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre7 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, NL A1W 3A2More information

Young Scientists – Trees!

Hugged a tree lately? Come find out why trees are so terrific and why you’ll want to hug a tree every day!

September 23rd, 10:30-12:30 p.mManuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre7 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, NL A1W 3A2More information

Unveiling of the MR1 Fossil

The iconic MR1 fossil was recovered along Manuels River in the 1970s by Dr. Riccardo Levi-Setti, who recently donated it to our collection. Over 500 million years old and nearly 35 cm long,
MR1 is one of the best preserved trilobites in the world and is renowned as the cover image on Dr. Levi-Setti’s famous book on trilobites.

September 24th, 9:30-5 p.mManuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre7 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, NL A1W 3A2More information

Corner Brook

Matter Matters!

Come to the library for this interactive and engaging presentation with MUN Grenfell Campus’s Let’s Talk Science team!

Saturday, September 23rd, 11:30 a.m.Corner Brook Public Library4 West St, Corner Brook, NL A2H 0C1More information

Matter Matters with Let’s Talk Science

Students can explore the properties and interactions of solid and liquid materials through demonstrations and hands-on activities.

September 23rd, 11:30 a.m.Corner Brook Public Library4 West St, Corner Brook, NL A2H 0C1More information

Norris Point

Bonne Bay Buffet

Ever wonder what we feed our aquarium creatures? Find out what and how we feed our lobsters, crabs, wolfish and conners. Join an interpreter to assist and view our feeding routine.

September 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Bonne Bay Marine Station1 Clarke’s Rd, Norris Point, NL A0K 3V0More information

Portugal Cove

Beach Exploration with Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

Do you love beachcombing? Do you ever wonder what are some of the things you find? Join us and discover the amazing beings which live beneath the waves and take part in a beach clean up to help keep our oceans healthy and clean!

September 23rd, 1-3 p.m.North Point BeachMore information

St. John’s

Science Literacy Week Science Fair

Join us for the opening celebrations of Science Literacy Week from 12 to 5 at Centre Court in the Avalon Mall. We will be hosting a science fair with hands on demonstrations, science story times, science shows and more!

September 17th, 12-5 p.m.Avalon Mall – Centre Court48 Kenmount Rd, St. John’s, NL A1B 1W3More information

Power of Ideas Exhibition

Join us for an immersive, hands-on experience that fosters curiosity and a better understanding of how science works.
(Brought to you by Perimeter Institute)
The Power of Ideas Tour is travelling across the country as part of the nationwide Innovation150 celebrations marking Canada’s 150th anniversary.

September 18th, 9:30-5 p.m.Johnson Geo Centre175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John’s, NL A1A 1B2More information

Frog and Toad talk + Feeding

Join us at The Fluvarium to learn all about Frogs and Toads! An educator will even take them out, maybe they will show off their hopping moves! After, we will continue to learn, but about the fish we have in our aquariums and those present in the natural stream we can see from the windows downstairs.
Watch them gobble up some food!

September 18th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.The Suncor Energy Fluvarium5 Nagles Pl, St. John’s, NL A1B 2Z2More information

Health and Body Systems with Let’s Talk Science

Come see how the body works from the inside out!

September 18th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.A.C Hunter Public Library125 Allandale Rd, St. John’s, NL A1B 3AMore information

Power of Ideas Exhibition and Maker Mobile Workshop

Join us for an immersive, hands-on experience that fosters curiosity and a better understanding of how science works.
(Brought to you by Perimeter Institute). Then take in this moving makerspace packed with cutting-
edge technology that encourages you to create your own innovations in real time.

September 18th, 6-9 p.m.Johnson Geo Centre175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John’s, NL A1A 1B2More information

“Public Lecture – Night Sky, Kepler Mission and Exoplanets

With Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, professor of Physics at Grenfell Campus School of Science and Environment.
A sky on a clear night can be one of the most fascinating natural sights, especially if you can recognize some of the constellations. The presentation will point out some of the most prominent constellations and stars, discuss seasonal changes in the night sky, explain the role of the Zodiac and demonstrate the use the Kepler Star Wheel and free planetarium software Stellarium. We will also look at some of the brightest stars with planetary systems, discuss NASA’s Kepler Mission searching for Earth-like exoplanets, and outline the current theory of planetary formation. The Kepler Star Wheels and other related materials will be provided.

September 18th, 8 p.m.Grenfell Campus Library and Computing Building – Room LC301 & Via videoconferencing MUN phys ed building Room PE -200120 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL A2H 5G4More information

Power of Ideas Exhibition

Join us for an immersive, hands-on experience that fosters curiosity and a better understanding of how science works.
(Brought to you by Perimeter Institute)
The Power of Ideas Tour is travelling across the country as part of the nationwide Innovation150 celebrations marking Canada’s 150th anniversary.

September 19th, 9:30-5 p.m.Johnson Geo Centre175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John’s, NL A1A 1B2More information

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Sign up for a guided tour of Salmonier Nature Park with a park naturalist. Staff will discuss and dispel common myths about local wildlife as you explore the 2.7km boardwalk trail.

September 19th, 2:30 p.m.Salmonier Nature ParkSalmonier Line, Holyrood, NL A0A 2R0More information

Building Tour + Feeding Time

Join us at The Fluvarium to receive a guided tour throughout the building. We will start outside, talk about the stream, then follow it inside where we can view it from underneath! The tour is roughly 45mins, and then after will be feeding time!
Watch the fish in our aquariums and from the live stream gobble up some food!

September 19th, 3-4:30 p.m.The Suncor Energy Fluvarium5 Nagles Pl, St. John’s, NL A1B 2Z2More information

Engineering and Structures with Let’s Talk Science

Get creative and innovative with building structures!

September 19th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.A.C Hunter Public Library125 Allandale Rd, St. John’s, NL A1B 3AMore information

Chemistry at the Library

Make slime and see just how big an explosion we're allowed to make in the library! Interactive chemistry activities,
demonstrations of spectacular chemical reactions and surprising science facts for all ages.

September 19th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Michael Donovan Library655 Topsail Rd, St. John’s, NL A1E 2E3More information

Froglets – Parent and Tot Program

We will walk and explore near Long Pond and Nagle's Brook Hill, share stories, songs and watch for critters who call this their home. There will be a storytime, ensure to bring a snack!

September 20th, 10:45-11:45 a.m.The Suncor Energy Fluvarium5 Nagles Pl, St. John’s, NL A1B 2Z2More information

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Sign up for a guided tour of Salmonier Nature Park with a park naturalist. Staff will discuss and dispel common myths about local wildlife as you explore the 2.7km boardwalk trail.

September 20th, 2:30 p.m.Salmonier Nature ParkSalmonier Line, Holyrood, NL A0A 2R0More information

Ocean Sciences at the Library

Come and explore the underwater world and dip your hands into our salt water touch tank.

September 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Marjorie Mews Library12 Highland Dr, St. John’s, NL A1A 3C4More information

Frog + Toad Talk and feeding time

Join us at The Fluvarium to learn all about Frogs and Toads! An educator will even take them out, maybe they will show off their hopping moves! After, we will continue to learn, but about the fish we have in our aquariums and those present in the natural stream we can see from the windows downstairs.

Watch them gobble up some food!

September 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.The Suncor Energy Fluvarium5 Nagles Pl, St. John’s, NL A1B 2Z2More information

Impact Campaign Screening: Chasing Coral

The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium and Johnson GEO CENTRE are excited to host a special screening of Chasing Coral, a tale of beauty, hope and adventure. Witness a journey to reveal how the greatest impact on earth’s changing climate may be hidden beneath in our ocean.

September 20th, 7-9 p.m.Johnson Geo Centre175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John’s, NL A1A 1B2More information

“Public Lecture – Looking at the Universe’s Oldest Light from the World’s Highest Telescopes

Presented by Dr. Adam Hincks, an astrophysicist specializing in physical cosmology – the study of the universe on its largest scales in time and space.

Hosted by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, St. John’s Centre

September 20th, 8 p.m.“MUN Chemistry-Physics Building, Room C-2045”230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7More information

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Sign up for a guided tour of Salmonier Nature Park with a park naturalist. Staff will discuss and dispel common myths about local wildlife as you explore the 2.7km boardwalk trail.

September 21st, 2:30 p.m.Salmonier Nature ParkSalmonier Line, Holyrood, NL A0A 2R0More information

Building Tour + Feeding Time

Join us at The Fluvarium to receive a guided tour throughout the building. We will start outside, talk about the stream, then follow it inside where we can view it from underneath! The tour is roughly 45mins, and then after will be feeding time!

Watch the fish in our aquariums and from the live stream gobble up some food!

September 21st, 3-4:30 p.m.The Suncor Energy Fluvarium5 Nagles Pl, St. John’s, NL A1B 2Z2More information

Planetarium Night with Let’s Talk Science

Come join us in our portable planetarium for a night of looking at the stars!

September 21st, 7-9 p.m.Waterford Valley High School465 Topsail Rd, St. John’s, NL A1E 0E3More information

“Public Lecture – From Meteorites to the Ancient Oceans: Earth’s Story Told by Iron

Dr. Michael Babechuk, Assistant Professor with the Department of Earth Sciences, will demonstrate how Earth Scientists can use the behaviour of the element iron and its trace in the geological record to reconstruct some of the most significant events in the formation and evolution of the planet from 4.56 billion years ago to present.

These events include the formation and differentiation of the Earth, the evolution of the atmosphere from its oxygen-devoid to oxygen-bearing state capable of supporting multicellular life, and the formation of massive iron deposits such as those in the Labrador Trough.

The presentation will include the travels and research of Dr.

Babechuk and how Memorial University researchers use sophisticated analytical equipment to piece together these stories from the incomplete pages of the geological record.

September 21st, 7 p.m.“MUN Chemistry-Physics Building, Room C-2004”230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7More information

EXPLORING Science Literature Through ROVs

Newfoundland and Labrador high schools are invited to tune into the WISE NL and Marine Institute’s interactive webinar to learn about the exciting world of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). During the webinar, students (particularly those in rural NL and Indigenous youth) will explore the impacts of ROVs, learn about STEM careers in Ocean Technology and even begin to build their own ROV! Students will also explore Ocean Exploration and Technology science literature through WISE NL’s Ocean Explorers book list related to our oceans, as well as applications to remote environments, space travel, etc.

September 22nd, 11-4 p.m.Marine InstituteNL155 Ridge Rd, St. John’s, NL A1C 5R3More information

Frog and Toad talk + Feeding

Join us at The Fluvarium to learn all about Frogs and Toads! An educator will even take them out, maybe they will show off their hopping moves! After, we will continue to learn, but about the fish we have in our aquariums and those present in the natural stream we can see from the windows downstairs.
Watch them gobble up some food!

September 22nd, 3:30-4:30 p.m.The Suncor Energy Fluvarium5 Nagles Pl, St. John’s, NL A1B 2Z2More information

Trivia Night with Let’s Talk Science

Come out and test your brain with Science trivia!

September 22nd, 8-10 p.m.Bitter’s PubFeild Hall, Field Hall St. John’s,, 216 Prince Philip Dr, St. John’s, NL A1B 3R5More 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.TBDTBDMore information

Film – Horizons: A 360° Journey

This 20-minute film is a soaring visual symphony that places viewers in the centre of the action during an inspiring showcase of Canadian creative expression that unfolds from coast to coast to coast. HORIZON takes its audience on a revealing expedition from the highest peaks to the deepest seas, and through all ten provinces and three territories.
Drawing upon artistic inspiration from across our country’s rich cultural mosaic, the film features traditional and contemporary creative works set in the unforgettable urban and natural landscapes of our diverse nation.

September 23rd, 11 and 11:30 a.m.Johnson Geo Centre175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John’s, NL A1A 1B2More information

Doors Open Day at the Fluvarium

Doors Open Day allows you to check out the Fluvarium, and learn about freshwater, and see some amphibians, bugs, and of course fish, FREE OF CHARGE! Look through the windows downstairs into the live stream!

September 23rd, 12-4:30 p.m.The Suncor Energy Fluvarium5 Nagles Pl, St. John’s, NL A1B 2Z2More information

Star Lab – Space Exploration

Join us on a 360° journey through space in our inflatable StarLab.

September 23rd, 1-3 p.m.Johnson Geo Centre175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John’s, NL A1A 1B2More information

Family Movie: Flubber

Let’s Talk Science will be bringing this an old Robin William’s classic, to the big screen once again.

September 23rd, 2-4 p.m.MUN Arts and Administration Building- Room AA 1043230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7More information

RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race

The Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race is a fundraiser for the Quidi Vidi / Rennie’s River Development Foundation.
Funds from this event help support the environmental education, conservation and stewardship initiatives of the Quidi Vidi / Rennie’s River Development Foundation.
It’s Rennie’s 29th year running of the duck race. Help us celebrate his birthday and the 29th Annual Rennie’s River Duck Race & Family Fun day! Join Rennie and his 2,500 rubber duck guests as they make their way down the river towards the finish line.

September 24th, 12-3 p.m.“Herder Bridge, Rennie River”More information