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Nova Scotia

Bedford

Engineering for a Safer World: Earthquake Proof Buildings
with Engineers Nova Scotia

Ages 5+
Engineers solve problems to make our world a safe and better place to live. Join Engineers Nova Scotia to learn about the science behind how buildings withstand an earthquake. You can also design, build, and then test your own with an earthquake simulator.

In partnership with Engineers Nova Scotia

September 21st, 10-11 a.mHalifax Public Library – Bedford
15 Dartmouth Rd, Bedford, NS B4A 3X6
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Cole Harbour

Engineering for a Safer World: Earthquake Proof Buildings
with Engineers Nova Scotia

Ages 5+
Join Rosalie Hanlon from Engineers Nova Scotia to learn about the science behind how buildings withstand an earthquake, and design, build and test your own.

In partnership with Engineers Nova Scotia

September 19th, 10-10:45 a.mHalifax Public Library – Cole HarbourCole Harbour Place, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour, NS B2W 6C6More information

Sizzling Science: A Read A Jig Jig STEM special

Ages 0-8 years
It’s Science Literacy Week, so let’s mix, fix and build with “bricks”! We’ll even see some science tricks! Please note: food will be served at this Read-A-Jig-Jig special program.

September 20th, 10:30-11:15 a.mHalifax Public Library – Cole HarbourCole Harbour Place, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour, NS B2W 6C6More information

Makedo

Ages 5+
Drop by the Library and experiment with our Makedo kits. We provide the Makedo tools; you provide the imagination.

September 21st, 3:30-4:30 p.mHalifax Public Library – Cole HarbourCole Harbour Place, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour, NS B2W 6C6More information

Dartmouth

Super Science Saturday

Kick off Science Literacy Week (September 18-24) with some super science fun at the library.

Super Saturday is all about hands-on activities or experiences that will be fun for kids and grown ups alike. Super Saturday is our day to play some games, unleash your inner artist, experiment with technology.

September 16th, 10-3 p.mHalifax Public Library – Alderney GateAlderney Gate, 60 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4P8More information

Let’s Do Science!

Ages 7-11
Join students from Dalhousie University as they host a variety of hands on science activities.

In partnership with Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Dalhousie University

September 22nd, 3:30-4:30 p.mHalifax Public Library – Woodlawn31 Eisener Blvd, Dartmouth, NS B2W 0J1More information

Make your own Kaleidoscope

Learn to make your own kaleidoscope in honour of Science Literacy Week.

September 23rd, 2:30 p.mHalifax Public Library – Dartmouth North105 Highfield Park Dr, Dartmouth, NS B3A 0C2More information

BIO Expo 2017

For the past 55 years, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography has been opening its doors to thousands of intrigued visitors twice a decade – and 2017 will be no exception! The Open House will showcase some of the Institute’s cutting-edge research with many interpretive and interactive exhibits!

September 23rd/24th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.Bedford Institute of Oceanography1 Challenger Dr, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2More information

Elmsdale

Science Literacy Week Stations

Elmsdale Branch Library (part of CEHPL) will be celebrating Science Literacy week with offering stations on geology, propulsion, and structure building.

September 18th-24thElmsdale Library – Colcester East Hants Public Library15 Commerce Ct, Elmsdale, NS B2S 3K5More information

“Book Buddies Launch! “Get Electrified!”.

Celebrate books, and experiment with WeDo kits and Snap circuits!

September 23rdElmsdale Library – Colcester East Hants Public Library15 Commerce Ct, Elmsdale, NS B2S 3K5More information

Halifax

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!

Monday, September 18th, 10:00 a.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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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

Monday, September 18th, 2:30 p.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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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!

Tuesday, September 19th, 10 a.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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Museum Pop Up – Halifax Central Library

Stop by the Halifax Central Library and join a naturalist from the Museum of Natural History to take part in an identification challenge. Using a microscope, get up close and personal with pinned invertebrates,
using their characteristics to figure out which species is which. You’ll learn the difference between beetles and bugs, gain an appreciation for the diversity of insects and arachnids, and maybe discover a Nova Scotian resident you’ve never met before!

Tuesday, September 19th, 1-4 p.m.Central Library – Halifax Public Library5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9More information

Science on a Sphere – Hurricanes

It’s that time of year again, hurricane season! From June to November, Maritimers buckle down for the possibility of powerful storms. To learn about how these storms form and the forces that drive them,
stop by the museum for a facilitated show on our incredible Science on a Sphere projection system!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2:30 p.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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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!

Wednesday, September 20th, 10 a.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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Be Inspired! Discover Inspiring Careers With WISE Atlantic

Interested in finding out how engineers help society? What other high-earning and rewarding careers there are besides a medical doctor? Or how being a scientist can allow you to be creative? Then this session is for you. Junior and Senior high school students, parents, and teachers are welcome to attend.

Event Location: Lindsay Children’s Room

In partnership with the NSERC Atlantic Women in Science and Engineering (WISEatlantic) Program

September 20th, 6:30-8:30 p.mHalifax Public Library – Central Branch
5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9
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Science on a Sphere – Best of

What can you see on the far side of the moon? Where in the world is there an earthquake happening at this very moment? Just how big was the Japan’s earthquake and tsunami that happened in 2011? Join a Museum Naturalist for a live show featuring the Best of Science on a Sphere.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2:30 p.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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Supper with…Nova Scotia Wildlife

You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich biodiversity living at the museum. Learn what animals eat and how it connects them to their surroundings, and join us as we feed and care for a variety of native animals.

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:oo p.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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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!

Thursday, September 21st, 10 a.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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Museum Pop Up – Woodlawn Public Library

Stop by the Woodlawn Public Library and join a naturalist from the Museum of Natural History to take part in an identification challenge. Using a microscope, get up close and personal with pinned invertebrates, using their characteristics to figure out which species is which. You’ll learn the difference between beetles and bugs, gain an appreciation for the diversity of insects and arachnids, and maybe discover a Nova Scotian resident you’ve never met before!

Thursday, September 21st, 1-4 p.m.Woodlawn Public Library – Halifax Public Library31 Eisener Blvd, Dartmouth, NS B2W 0J1More 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!

Thursday, September 21st, 2:30 p.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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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!

Friday, September 22nd, 10 a.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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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

Friday, September 22nd, 2:30 p.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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Let’s Talk Science After School Drop-In

Ages 7-12
Drop in for hands-on science, snacks, and fun activities.

In partnership with Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Dalhousie University

September 22nd, 3:30-4:45 p.mHalifax Public Library – Halifax North Memorial
2285 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B7
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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!

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 a.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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Pop-Up Library Event – Let’s Do Science at Titus Smith Park

Join students from Dalhousie University as they host a variety of hands on science activities. And while you’re here, check out the Mobile Food Market, too.

Event Location: Titus Smith Park, Fairview

September 23rd, 12-1:30 p.mTitus Smith Park44 Vimy Ave, Halifax, NSMore information

The Importance of Being 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.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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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!

Sunday September 24th, 10 a.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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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.

Sunday, September 24th, 9:30 -11:30 a.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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The Importance of Being 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.

Sunday, September 24th, 2-3 p.m.Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
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Drop-In for Makers and Coders: Measuring Distance with Ultrasound

Ages 13+
Learn to build an ultrasonic range finder for Science Literacy Week. Halifax Makerspace will walk you through the steps of building an Arduino-controlled ultrasonic sensor. This would be perfect for a Halloween display, nature camera, garage parking assistant, or a sump pump alarm. We’ll also have our 3D printer going, so drop in and check it out!

September 24th, 2-4 p.mHalifax Public Library – Central Branch
5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9
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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 22nd, 10-4 p.m.Collaborative Health Education Building, Dalhousie UniversitySummer St, Halifax, NS B3H 0A8More information

Joggins

Public Talk – Major Melissa Reyes of the RCAF

Joining the military in 1989 as a Communications and Electronics Engineering
(CELE) Officer, Major Reyes has over twenty-seven years of experience as a military officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), with assignments around the world and throughout Canada. Her various experiences have given her a sound knowledge of space and space-related systems,
operational requirements, security, and communications.

Thursday, September 21st, 11 a.m.Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre100 Main St, Joggins, NS B0L 1A0More information

Mount Uniacke

Mad Labs

September 19th, 2:30-3:30 p.m.Mount UniackeBranch, Colcester-East Hants Public Library555, Highway 1, Mount Uniacke, NS B0N 1Z0More information

Fun with Bubbles

September 20th, 10:30-11 a.m.Mount UniackeBranch, Colcester-East Hants Public Library555, Highway 1, Mount Uniacke, NS B0N 1Z0More information

Lego Building Challenge

September 21st, 2:30-3:30 p.m.Mount UniackeBranch, Colcester-East Hants Public Library555, Highway 1, Mount Uniacke, NS B0N 1Z0More information

Binary Bracelet

September 22nd, 2:30-3:30 p.m.Mount UniackeBranch, Colcester-East Hants Public Library555, Highway 1, Mount Uniacke, NS B0N 1Z0More information

Engineering with Marshmallows

September 23rd, 11-12 p.m.Mount UniackeBranch, Colcester-East Hants Public Library555, Highway 1, Mount Uniacke, NS B0N 1Z0More information

Sackville

Kids’ Clubb – Eruptions and Explosions

Ages 5-9
Kids! Celebrate Science and Technology Week by channelling your inner scientist, and causing all sorts of eruptions and explosions. Make sure to bring outdoor clothes – some explosions are too messy for indoors. To register, call the library at 902-865-3744.

Kids’ Club is a series of special programs designed with only you in mind.

September 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.mHalifax Public Library – Sackville
Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S3
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Engineering for a Safer World: Earthquake Proof Buildings
with Engineers Nova Scotia

Ages 5+
Engineers solve problems to make our world a safe and better place to live. Join Engineers Nova Scotia to learn about the science behind how buildings withstand an earthquake and design, build and test your own! Please note, this program is registration only and open to school groups/classes, and homeschoolers. To register your group, call Tara at 902-869-4450.

In partnership with Engineers Nova Scotia

September 22nd, 10-11 a.mHalifax Public Library – Sackville
Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S3
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Sydney

Public Science Talk by CBU president Dale Keefe

Join President Dale Keefe for an exciting talk on Chemophobia!

September 18th, 11:30-12:30Cape Breton University Library160 University Blvd, Sydney, NS B1M 1A2More information

Science outreach for kids!

September 18-21, 6-7:30 p.m.Cape Breton University Library160 University Blvd, Sydney, NS B1M 1A2More information

Women in STEM talk

CBU faculty Drs. Jones and Van Rooyen will talk about Women in Science and Engineering

September 20th, 12 p.m.Cape Breton University Library160 University Blvd, Sydney, NS B1M 1A2More 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, 11-12 p.m.Navigate Startup House“Suite 103, New Dawn Centre 37 Nepean Street Sydney, NS”More information

Tantallon

Let’s Do Science!

Ages 5+
Join students from Dalhousie University as they host a variety of hands on science activities.

September 19th, 7 p.mHalifax Public Library – Tantallon3646 Hammonds Plains Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 1H3More information

Truro

StarTalk Viewing and Discussion

StarTalk is a podcast on space, science, and popular culture hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, monkeys, and more – explore the strange yet familiar world of primates with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and primatologist Natalia Reagan.
Sit down, watch an engaging video and have some great conversation!

Tuesday, September 19th, 10:30-11:30“Truro library, Colcester-East Hants Public Library”754 Prince St, Truro, NS B2N 1G9More information

Space Update

Curious about what has been going on in Space news? This program will go over all the recent news and advancements in Space in an open discussion.

Wednesday, September 20th, 10:30-11:30“Truro library, Colcester-East Hants Public Library”754 Prince St, Truro, NS B2N 1G9More information

Science Trivia Night

Work in teams and test out your knowledge of past and present science. Who will come out on top? Register a team today! 15 and up.

Thursday, September 21st, 6-7:30 p.m.“Truro library, Colcester-East Hants Public Library”754 Prince St, Truro, NS B2N 1G9More information

TED Talk

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

Friday, September 22nd, 10:30-11:30 a.m.“Truro library, Colcester-East Hants Public Library”754 Prince St, Truro, NS B2N 1G9More information