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Nova Scotia

Cole Harbour

Decoding Domestication

Ever wonder where domestic animals came from? Why they look the way they look and act the way they act? Learn about a remarkable experiment that decoded domestication. Based on Lindsey’s award-winning book Fox Talk, this program includes a video of experimentally-domesticated foxes and answers the eternal question, “What does the fox say?”. For registered school groups only

September 19th, 10 a.mCole Harbour Branch, Halifax Public Library51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour, NS, B2W 6C6More information

Water for the World – with Engineers Nova Scotia

Join the pros to build a water filter from simple materials, to hear what a career in engineering is like, and to learn how engineers help others.

September 20th, 10-11 a.mCole Harbour Branch, Halifax Public Library51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour, NS, B2W 6C6More information

Sizzling Science

A Read-A- Jig-Jig STEM special! It’s Science Week, so let’s mix, fix, and build with bricks. We’ll even see some science tricks.

September 21st, 10:30-11:15 a.mCole Harbour Branch, Halifax Public Library51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour, NS, B2W 6C6More information

Dartmouth

Decoding Domestication

Ever wonder where domestic animals came from? Why they look the way they look and act the way they act? Learn about a remarkable experiment that decoded domestication. Based on Lindsey’s award-winning book Fox Talk, this program includes a video of experimentally-domesticated foxes and answers the eternal question, “What does the fox say?”. For registered school groups only

September 20th, 10:30 a.mAlderney Gate Branch, Halifax Public Library60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N5More information

Halifax

Puppet Show -The Three Little Pigs

Celebrate the upcoming Science Literacy Week with this classic fairy tale. Can the three pigs use their STEM skills to build a strong enough house?

September 14th, 10:30-11 a.mKeshen Goodman Library, Halifax Public library330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 0A3More information

Space: The Final Frontier – Dwarf Planets, an Update

The Solar System is full of mysteries. With each space probe we send out, we get answers to many questions that we had but at the same time we generate many, many more questions. We will look at what the New Horizon and Dawn space craft have told us about Dwarf planets and what questions the probe’s discoveries have led us to. In partnership with Royal Astronomical Society – Halifax Centre.

September 14th, 7 p.mKeshen Goodman Library, Halifax Public library330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 0A3More information

Puppet Show – The Three Little Pigs

Celebrate the upcoming Science Literacy Week with this classic fairy tale. Can the three pigs use their STEM skills to build a strong enough house?

September 17th, 10:30-11:30 a.mKeshen Goodman Library, Halifax Public library330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 0A3More information

Space: The Final Frontier – Aliens, where are they?

When it comes to movies, aliens are everywhere. Where it comes to real life, we’ve not heard a peep. So where are they? How many might be out there? How could we detect them? In this fun and thought provoking talk, Rob Thacker will take a look at how we can scientifically go about searching for life on other planets and estimate how likely we are to find something. In partnership with The Royal Astronomical Society

September 18th, 7 p.mKeshen Goodman Library, Halifax Public library330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 0A3More information

The Great Identification Showdown

Assume the role of a museum naturalist by joining museum staff on Instagram (mnhnovascotia) to identify a selection of specimens from the Nature Lab! Insects, arachnids, fossils, and bones – followers will have to break out their field guides and provide their best guess for a chance to show off their identification skills! Each day a new specimen will be presented, with staff tossing out the occasional hint. The first person to answer correctly wins two free day passes to the museum!

September 19th, 10 a.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

The Great Identification Showdown

Assume the role of a museum naturalist by joining museum staff on Instagram (mnhnovascotia) to identify a selection of specimens from the Nature Lab! Insects, arachnids, fossils, and bones – followers will have to break out their field guides and provide their best guess for a chance to show off their identification skills! Each day a new specimen will be presented, with staff tossing out the occasional hint. The first person to answer correctly wins two free day passes to the museum!

September 20th, 10 a.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Intro to MIT App Inventor

Want to make custom apps for your Android phone or tablet but don’t have any programming experience? MIT App Inventor allows you to drag-and- drop building blocks? to create a basic, fully functional app within an hour or less.

September 20th, 6:30-8:30 p.mCentral Branch, Halifax Public LibrarySpring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3J 1E9More information

What can ants teach us about medicine? -With Dr. Clarissa Sit

Some ants grow their food inside their nests, at a “fungus farm” fed by grass & cut leaves. In other words, ants are growing their own mushrooms. To protect their farms from infection & parasite attacks, these ants get help from a special bacterium that they keep on the surface of their bodies. These bacteria produce antibiotics that can destroy invading parasites without endangering the farm. Join Clarissa as she discusses this fascinating process that has implications for modern medicine. In partnership with Saint Mary’s University

September 20th, 7 p.mCentral Branch, Halifax Public LibrarySpring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3J 1E9More information

The Great Identification Showdown

Assume the role of a museum naturalist by joining museum staff on Instagram (mnhnovascotia) to identify a selection of specimens from the Nature Lab! Insects, arachnids, fossils, and bones – followers will have to break out their field guides and provide their best guess for a chance to show off their identification skills! Each day a new specimen will be presented, with staff tossing out the occasional hint. The first person to answer correctly wins two free day passes to the museum!

September 21st, 10 a.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

“THE MESSENGER” – FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, attend a free public screening of award-winning, eco-documentary called THE MESSENGER, followed by a 20-minute panel discussion with Dalhousie and other local conservation scientists. Event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Science, Biology Department, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, College of Sustainability, and Faculty of Management, at Dalhousie University, and the Nova Scotia Bird Society.

September 21st, 10:30 a.mPotter Auditorium, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Dalhousie6100 University Ave Halifax, NS B3HMore information

Decoding Domestication

Ever wonder where domestic animals came from? Why they look the way they look and act the way they act? Learn about a remarkable experiment that decoded domestication. Based on Lindsey’s award-winning book Fox Talk, this program includes a video of experimentally-domesticated foxes and answers the eternal question, “What does the fox say?”. For registered school groups only

September 21st, 10:30 a.mKeshen Goodman Library, Halifax Public library330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 0A3More information

Decoding Domestication

Ever wonder where domestic animals came from? Why they look the way they look and act the way they act? Learn about a remarkable experiment that decoded domestication. Based on Lindsey’s award-winning book Fox Talk, this program includes a video of experimentally-domesticated foxes and answers the eternal question, “What does the fox say?”.

September 22nd, 10-11 a.mCentral Branch, Halifax Public LibrarySpring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3J 1E9More information

The Great Identification Showdown

Assume the role of a museum naturalist by joining museum staff on Instagram (mnhnovascotia) to identify a selection of specimens from the Nature Lab! Insects, arachnids, fossils, and bones – followers will have to break out their field guides and provide their best guess for a chance to show off their identification skills! Each day a new specimen will be presented, with staff tossing out the occasional hint. The first person to answer correctly wins two free day passes to the museum!

September 22nd, 10 a.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Science on a Sphere: Landscapes

Ever wonder why the Earth looks like it does today? Join a naturalist for a 20 minute presentation about the several ways our world’s landscape is changing. Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and more. Learn the basics of what they are, how they work, and the massive effects they can have!

September 22nd, 2:30 p.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

ANDROMEDA AND THE AUTUMN SKY – HALIFAX PLANETARIUM SHOW

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, come learn the basic constellations that can be seen at this time of year, and how to locate the Andromeda galaxy. Over two million light-years away, it is the most distant object that can be seen with just your eyes. It will be much easier to see in several billion years, when it will collide with our own galaxy! Reservations are required: Email planetarium@dal.ca. Please state the number of adults and children. (Minimum age: 8 years old.)
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Sept. 22nd, 7:15 p.mThe Halifax Plantarium, located at Dalhousie University6310 Coburg Rd, Halifax, B3H 4R2More information

The Great Identification Showdown

Assume the role of a museum naturalist by joining museum staff on Instagram (mnhnovascotia) to identify a selection of specimens from the Nature Lab! Insects, arachnids, fossils, and bones – followers will have to break out their field guides and provide their best guess for a chance to show off their identification skills! Each day a new specimen will be presented, with staff tossing out the occasional hint. The first person to answer correctly wins two free day passes to the museum!

September 23rd, 10 a.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Science on a Sphere: Space Exploration

Are you interested in the planets? Do you want to take a trip through our solar system? Join us for a space adventure using Science on a Sphere and the latest information from NASA about our Earth, our Moon, our Sun and all the planets in our solar system

September 23rd, 2:30 p.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

The Great Identification Showdown

Assume the role of a museum naturalist by joining museum staff on Instagram (mnhnovascotia) to identify a selection of specimens from the Nature Lab! Insects, arachnids, fossils, and bones – followers will have to break out their field guides and provide their best guess for a chance to show off their identification skills! Each day a new specimen will be presented, with staff tossing out the occasional hint. The first person to answer correctly wins two free day passes to the museum!

September 24th, 10 a.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Night Power

While we are getting ready for bed, many animals are just starting their day as the sun goes down. As you explore the museum, discover more about the world of nocturnal animals and what gives them special night powers! Ask for a checklist at the admissions desk to keep track of the animals you have learned about.

September 24th, 10-3 p.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Nocturnal Life: Animals at Night with Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo

Join Little Ray’s Reptile zoo staff for an interactive 30 minute presentation that takes you into the dark to explore nocturnal life and the wonderful world of animals at night. These presentations will allow visitors to ask questions, learn about the exhibit and even interact with live animals.

September 24th, 10:30, 1:30, 3 p.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Water for the World

Join Engineers Nova Scotia to build a water filter from simple materials, hear what a career in engineering is like and learn how engineers help others. In partnership with Engineers Nova Scotia.

September 24th, 11:30-1 p.mKeshen Goodman Library, Halifax Public library330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 0A3More information

The Great Identification Showdown

Assume the role of a museum naturalist by joining museum staff on Instagram (mnhnovascotia) to identify a selection of specimens from the Nature Lab! Insects, arachnids, fossils, and bones – followers will have to break out their field guides and provide their best guess for a chance to show off their identification skills! Each day a new specimen will be presented, with staff tossing out the occasional hint. The first person to answer correctly wins two free day passes to the museum!

September 25th, 10 a.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Young Children’s Nature Discovery

A program specially designed for children ages 5 and under and their parents, grandparents or other caregivers. Drop in for hands-on exploration of real Museum objects, discovery activities, and learning about nature through creative play.

September 25th, 9:30-11:30 a.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Nocturnal Life: Animals at Night with Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo

Join Little Ray’s Reptile zoo staff for an interactive 30 minute presentation that takes you into the dark to explore nocturnal life and the wonderful world of animals at night. These presentations will allow visitors to ask questions, learn about the exhibit and even interact with live animals.

September 25th, 10:30, 1:30, 3Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

All about Bees

Bees! Drop in to see our observation hive and learn about the bees of Nova Scotia. You might not recognize some of the 207 species of bees living here, but they’re hard at work pollinating the food we eat. Take a close look at one of our most important natural friends.

September 25th, 2-3 p.mNova Scotia Museum of Natural History1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6More information

Water for the World

Join the pros to build a water filter from simple materials, to hear what a career in engineering is like, and to learn how engineers help others.

September 25th, 3-4:30 p.mCentral Branch, Halifax Public LibrarySpring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3J 1E9More information

Hubbards

Storytime – STEAM for Science Literacy Week

It’s Science Literacy Week! Join us for some stories, songs, and a craft with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math themes.

September 24th, 11-12 p.mJ.D Shatford Memorial Branch, Halifax Public Library10353 St Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards, NS, B0J 1T0More information

Joggins

The science behind the signs: from Grandma to Gustnadoes – with Cindy Day

Ms. Day’s presentation explores our human fascination with weather and looks back at how observation and weather lore have helped us to better understand the science of meteorology. “The science behind the signs: from Grandma to Gustnadoes” is a free presentation open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session. And for more information on Cindy Day’s visit to the Joggins Fossil Centre contact Laurie Glenn Norris at 902-251-2727 ext. 224 or education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net

September 22nd, 2 p.mJoggins Fossil Centre100 main street, Joggins, NS, B0L 1A0More information

Sackville

Water for the World

Join the pros to build a water filter from simple materials, to hear what a career in engineering is like, and to learn how engineers help others.

September 21st, 3-4:30 p.mSackville Branch, Halifax Public Library636 Sackville Dr, Sackville, NS, B4C 2S4More information