Events will be added up to the week, so if you don’t see your city listed yet, come back again soon!

Ontario

Ajax

Obey Newton workshop with Scientists in School

Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as you learn how things move; how size does matter; and how your action always produce a reaction.

You will make a tumble bunny, create a flying object and build a racing car. Physics is fun!

September 18th, 6:30-8:15Ajax Library2H8, 55 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, ON L1SMore information

Catch Me If You Can workshops

Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing munchies.

Fingerprints, footprints and invisible ink—oh my!

September 20th, 6:30-8:15 p.m.Ajax Library2H8, 55 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, ON L1SMore information

Aurora

Super Science (in celebration of Science Literacy Week)

Stop by for some super science fun in celebration of Science Literacy Week! We will be doing some amazing hands on experiments so please dress for mess! Ages 7+

Sept. 19th, 4-5 p.m.Aurora Public Library15145 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1M1More information

Robot Building with Cubelets (in celebration of Science Literacy Week)

Cubelets are magnetic building blocks that click together to create an endless variety of robot toys! Come learn how to make robots that perform tasks and react to the world around them. We’ll work together in small groups to explore Cubelets and use them to plan, build and tweak some cool custom robots. Cubelets are a fantastic learning tool and toy that can help us start thinking about the world of robotics and computer programming, in a very fun way! Registration Required.

Sept. 23th, 2:30-3:30 p.m.Aurora Public Library15145 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1M1More information

Barrie

National Learn to Code Day 2017

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

Sept. 23th, 10-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Brampton

STEM programs

September 18th, 6:30 p.m.South Fletcher’s Branch – Brampton Public Library500 Ray Lawson Blvd, Brampton, ON L6Y 5B3More information

STEM programs

September 19th, 6:30 p.m.Gore Meadows Branch – Brampton Public Library10150 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON L6P 0A6More information

STEM programs

September 19th, 7 p.m.Four Corners Branch – Brampton Public Library65 Queen St E, Brampton, ON L6W 3L6More information

STEM programs

September 19th, 7 p.m.Cyril Clark Branch – Brampton Public Library20 Loafers Lake Ln, Brampton, ON L6Z 1X9More information

Venture Engineering & Science

Take a closer look at some of your household items and see what crazy science exist and how we can use engineering to make everyday tasks a little easier and way more fun!

September 21st, 9:30-3:30 p.m.St. Marguerite d’Youville library10815 Dixie Rd, Brampton, ON L6R 2W5More information

STEM programs

September 21st, 6:30 p.m.Mount Pleasant Village Branch – Brampton Public Library100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, ON L7A 0G2More information

Burlington

Science Exploration

Kick off Science Literacy Week and learn about the world around you. Visit our science stations, and observe animal-rays, look at magnified flora and fauna, and make a science craft. Drop in, all ages.

Sept. 16th, 9:30-11:30 a.m.Burlington Public Library, Tansley Woods Library1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington, ON L7M 4J8More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

PA Day Fun: Blow off some STEAM

Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 18th-24th by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it.

Sept. 25th, 10-2 a.m.Burlington Public Library, Aldershot Library550 Plains Rd E, Burlington, ON L7T 2C7More information

PA Day Fun: Blow off some STEAM

Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 18th-24th by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it.

Sept. 25th, 10-2 a.m.Burlington Public Library, Alton LibraryTim Dobbie Dr, Burlington, ON L7M 0M3More information

PA Day Fun: Blow off some STEAM

Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 18th-24th by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it.

Sept. 25th, 10-2 a.m.Burlington Public Library, Brant Hills Library2255 Brant St, Burlington, ON L7P 5C8More information

PA Day Fun: Blow off some STEAM

Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 18th-24th by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it.

Sept. 25th, 10-2 a.m.Burlington Public Library, Central2331 New St, Burlington, ON L7R 1J4More information

PA Day Fun: Blow off some STEAM

Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 18th-24th by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it.

Sept. 25th, 10-2 a.m.Burlington Public Library, Kilbride Library6611 Panton St, Kilbride, ON L0P 1G0More information

PA Day Fun: Blow off some STEAM

Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 18th-24th by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it.

Sept. 25th, 10-2 a.m.Burlington Public Library, New Appleby676 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON L7L 5Y1More information

PA Day Fun: Blow off some STEAM

Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 18th-24th by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it.

Sept. 25th, 10-2 a.m.Burlington Public Library, Tansley Woods Library1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington, ON L7M 4J8More information

Caledon

The Bubbleology Show

The Science of Bubbles

September 18th, 7 p.m.Caledon Public Library – Albion Bolton Branch150 Queen St S, Bolton, ON L7E 1E3More information

Stem Village Club

Practice science, technology engineering and math skills with fun experiments including building a catapult and try your hand at some 3D printing!

September 19th, 6 p.m.Caledon Public Library – Ingelwood Branch15825 McLaughlin Rd, Inglewood, ON L7C 1H4More information

Stem Village Club

Practice science, technology engineering and math skills with fun experiments including building a catapult and try your hand at some 3D printing!

September 21st, 6 p.m.Caledon Public Library – Albion Bolton Branch150 Queen St S, Bolton, ON L7E 1E3More information

Cambridge

STEAM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Monday, Sept. 18th, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.Idea Exchange, Preston435 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1More information

The 4 p.m project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Monday, Sept. 18th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill50 50 Saginaw Pkwy, Cambridge, ON N1T 1X7More information

The 4 p.m project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Idea Exchange, Hespeler5 Tannery St E, Cambridge, ON N3C 2C1More information

STEAM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.Idea Exchange, Preston435 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1More information

STEAM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Monday, Sept. 18th, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.Idea Exchange, Preston435 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1More information

The 4 p.m project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Monday, Sept. 18th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill50 50 Saginaw Pkwy, Cambridge, ON N1T 1X7More information

The 4 p.m project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Idea Exchange, Hespeler5 Tannery St E, Cambridge, ON N3C 2C1More information

STEAM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.Idea Exchange, Preston435 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1More information

The 4 p.m project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.Idea Exchange, Preston435 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1More information

STEAM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Wednesday, Sept. 20th 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.Idea Exchange, Queens Square1 N Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6More information

The 4 p.m Project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Thursday, Sept. 21st, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Idea Exchange, Queens Square1 N Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6More information

Wonderworks: STEM Edition

Calling all builders, creators and innovators! Explore science, tech, engineering and math using old school activities and brand new toys and games. We’ll create and discover something new every week!

Thursday, Sept. 21st, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill50 50 Saginaw Pkwy, Cambridge, ON N1T 1X7More information

STEAM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Friday, Sept. 22nd, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.Idea Exchange, Hespeler5 Tannery St E, Cambridge, ON N3C 2C1More information

STEAM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Saturday, Sept. 23 rd , 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.Idea Exchange, Queens Square1 N Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6More information

Carleton Place

Space Talk: The Hubble Telescope

To celebrate National Space Literacy Week we are bringing back local astronomer Frank Hitchens to give a talk about the Hubble Space Telescope

September 18th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.Carleton Place Public Library101 Beckwith St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2T3More information

Chatham

Everyday Science Mania

Have you ever wondered how rockets work? Or how crickets store energy? Are you curious about how cars can be made safer to protect passengers, or how coding and circuits work? It sounds like you are curious about everyday science! Join University of Waterloo’s Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) at Chatham-Kent Public Library during Science Literacy Week 2017 to discover the world around you and learn about these amazing topics. Drop in to Chatham Branch on Saturday, September 16th between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to discover everyday science.

Saturday, September 16th, 11-2 p.m.Chatham Branch, Chatham-Kent Public Library120 Queen St, Chatham, ON N7M 2G6More information

Cornwall

Fish in a Changing Environment – a Scientist’s Journey up the St. Lawrence River

Dominique currently makes her research home base working with the River Institute on the St. Lawrence River, however, she will also touch on the diverse body of research that has taken her on a scientific journey around the world. She has travelled from Virginia to Brazil, from Uganda to Cambodia and back again in her investigative work as a fish physiologist. Today Dominique and her research team are currently working on projects that explore the health and condition of fish in the St. Lawrence River

September 19th, 6:30 p.m.Cornwall Public Library45 Second St E, Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y3More information

Pour a Pond

an interactive educational program for children and their parents complete with frogs, invertebrates, insects, and other creatures! Children and parents will have the opportunity to explore, touch, and feel these creatures as they learn about pond life, the food web, and fascinating facts about each species

September 23rd, 10-12 p.m.Cornwall Public Library45 Second St E, Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y3More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Elgin

Spotlight Series #8 – Canada in Space: A History

Rideau Lakes Public Library presents Spotlight Series, a monthly talk or workshop covering a variety of interesting and entertaining topics.

Local Astronomer, Frank Hitchens, will guide us on a talk through 60 years of Canada’s involvement in Space Exploration – from the CanadARM to Chris Hadfield’s Space Odyssey!

September 20th, 7-8 p.m.Rideau Lakes Public Library26 Halladay St, Elgin, ON K0G 1E0More information

Erinsville

Dark Sky Viewing Area Storytime

Enjoy a storytime in the great outdoors and try out telescopes at the most southerly dark sky site in Ontario.

Sept. 22th, 7 p.m.Lennox and Addington county Dark Sky Viewing Area7980 Lennox and Addington County Rd 41, Erinsville, ONMore information

Essex County

Make it Go!

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by building something that moves and learn why.

September 16th, 1 p.m.LaSalle Branch – Essex County Libraries5950 Malden Rd, Windsor, ON N9H 1S4More information

Science Fun

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with some fun and easy science experiments!

September 18th, 6:30 p.m.Harrow Branch – Essex County Library140 King St W, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0More information

Edibile Edifices! Building with Food!

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by building something with food.

September 19th, 5:45 p.m.McGregor Branch – Essex County Library9571 Walker Rd, McGregor, ON N0R 1J0More information

Food Science

Celebrate Science Literacy Week! Learn about the science of food.

September 19th, 5:45 p.m.Woodslee Branch – Essex County Library1925 S Middle Rd, South Woodslee, ON N0R 1V0More information

The Magic of Magnets

Celebrate Science Literacy Week! Come discover what those amazing magnets can do.

September 19th, 6 p.m.Tecumseh Branch – Essex County Library
13675 St Gregory’s Rd, Windsor, ON N8N 3E4
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Science Fun

Science Science Science! It’s Science Literacy Week! Join us and learn about COOL SCIENCE stuff!

September 19th, 6 p.m.Kingsville Branch – Essex County Library40 Main St W, Kingsville, ON N9Y 1H3More information

Recycled Building

Celebrate Science Literacy Week! One child’s junk is another child’s building supplies!! Come join us for some recycling fun and creativity.

September 19th, 6 p.m.Essex Branch – Essex County Library35 Gosfield Townline W, Essex, ON N8M 0A1More information

Hands on Science Open House

Celebrate Science Literacy Week! Drop-in and visit our different science stations set up for you to enjoy.

September 23rd, 11-2 p.m.Stoney Point Branch – Essex County Library6690 Tecumseh Rd, Pointe aux Roches, ON N0R 1N0More information

Science and Discovery

Celebrate “Science Literacy Week” and discover how science & magnetism can be so fascinating!

September 23rd, 1 p.m.LaSalle Branch – Essex County Libraries5950 Malden Rd, Windsor, ON N9H 1S4More information

Mad about Science!

Science Science Science! It’s Science Literacy Week! Join us and learn about COOL SCIENCE stuff!

September 23rd, 1:30 p.m.Leamington Branch – Essex County Library
1 John St, Leamington, ON N8H 1H1
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Gloucester

Actua’s Digital Literacy Parent Engagement Event

During Gloucester High School’s Parent night, parents and youth are invited to a drop-in style workshop to explore some of our favourite educational tools that promote digital literacy skills. Parents will have the opportunity to explore 3D printing, coding, robotics, and more to get an idea of what is available for hands-on experiential learning opportunities in STEM and computer science. Applying successful practices in parental engagement promoted by Actua, parents will discover first hand the challenges their children face in building essential digital literacy and computational thinking skills that they will need to succeed in just about any future career. Working collaboratively in a problem-solving format, using computer science education tools, parents will gain an appreciation for their critical role in supporting their children in building digital literacy and computer science skills.

September 21st, 4-7 p.m.Gloucester High School2060 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 7N8More information

Grimsby

Mad Science! Spin! Pop! Boom!

Ticket required / Free tickets available at the Grimsby Public Library starting September 1 / ages 6 – 12

Saturday, September 16th, 10:30 a.m.Grimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1More information

Science Project Exhibition

Contact the Library atgen-library@grimsby.cato register as an exhibitor / projects can be school generated or home generated / projects should fit on a 4’ table / safe science only, please

Saturday September 16th, 2-4 p.m.Grimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1More information

Scratch Jr Coding Workshop

ages 5 – 8 / Free / Registration required /8 spots only

Sunday, September 17th, 2-3 p.m.Grimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1More information

Spectacular Science: Drop in Family Story Time

ages 2 – 5 with an adult / Free / Drop in / Lounge

Sunday, September 17th, 2-2:45 p.m.Grimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1More information

A tour of the Universe with astronomy expert John Gauvreau

Registration required /40 spots/ Lounge / Free Explore our solar system and deep space through the latest space probe images.

Tuesday, September 19th, 7 p.m.Grimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1More information

Obey Newton workshop with Scientists in School

Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as you learn how things move; how size does matter; and how your action always produce a reaction.
You will make a tumble bunny, create a flying object and build a racing car. Physics is fun!

September 20th, 7-8 p.m.Grimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1More information

Let’s Talk Science: It’s Electrifying

We use electricity every day in all kinds of ways. WithIt’s Electrifying, kids can gain a basic understanding of electricity by experimenting with circuits, conductors, insulator and electromagnets.

Thursday, September 21st, 7 p.m.Grimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1More information

Let’s Talk Science: Friction Lab

Registrants will creatively explore the properties of friction and build a friction-testing device during this hands-on, interactive, brainstorming lab

Saturday, September 23rd, 10:30 a.m.Grimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1More information

Guelph

Night at the Atrium

This event is for students in grade 8-12 who are interested in pursuing post secondary education in a scientific field. This is your chance to meet and mingle with professors and graduate students to learn about what we are actively researching here at the University of Guelph, and what you might expect to experience on campus.

  • Enjoy free snacks and appetizers
  • Meet and talk with professors
  • Learn about ongoing research at U of G
  • Twilight Tours of campus with U of G Ambassadors

This event is organized by Let’s Talk Science at the University of Guelph, in partnership with the University of Guelph Library, as part of the nation-wide Science Literacy Week initiative.

Sept. 20th, 6-9 p.m.Summerlee Science Complex Atrium, UoG campus474-570 Gordon St, Guelph, ON N1G 1Y2More information

Aquatic Cafe – film screening and discussion

We will talk about the importance of oceans and conservation. This event is open to the public (ages 16+) and UoG students. (300 max participants) – partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium

Friday, September 22nd, 6:30-9:30 p.m.Thornbrough building room 1200, UoG campus80 south ring road east, Guelph, ON. N1G 1Y4More information

Super Science Saturday!

Celebrate Science Literacy Week at the Main Library! Astronomy in Action, Creative Encounters, Sylvan Learning, Let’s Talk Science, Diyode, Simply Curious Creations and our own tech bar staff are back again at the library to “wow” you with their fun science demos and hands on activities.

Ages 3 years and older.

Saturday, September 23rd 1-3 pmGuelph Public Library – Main Branch100 Norfolk St, Guelph, ON N1H 4J6More information

Hamilton

Science Invasion of Mills Library

Breaking free of the confines of Thode Library, Science Literacy Week is invading Mills Library with the help of McMaster’s Let’s Talk Science crew. Monday through Friday, take a few minutes out of your day to check out cool science demos from Let’s Talk Science volunteers, and learn a little, too.

September 18-22nd, 11:30-1:30 p.m.Mills Library – McMaster University1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6More information

TED Talks

Watch a series of science TED Talks that explore outer space, the ocean floor or the complexities of the human brain.

Sept. 18th, 2:30 p.m.Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch100 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1W1More information

Intro to Code with Ozobots Ages 8 – 12

Combine robotics with coding through Ozobot, which fits in the palm of your hand and can follow lines or roam, detect colours and be programmed.

Sept. 18th, 4 p.m.Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch100 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1W1More information

Planet 9

Explore the history, recent discoveries and how it may lead us to one of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the 21st century. Presented by John Gauvreau of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers.

Sept. 18th, 6 p.m.Hamilton Public Library, Saltfleet Branch131 Gray Rd, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 3V3More information

TEDxMcMasterU Lunchtime Salon series – Dr. Martin Gibala The Science of Fitness: Translating the Message

Over the last decade, high-intensity interval training has evolved from a niche training method for serious athletes to the top fitness trend worldwide. Martin Gibala’s research team at McMaster has been at the forefront of this exploding field of science, conducting groundbreaking studies on time-efficient workouts to boost health and fitness. Gibala has conducted hundreds of television, radio and print interviews with outlets ranging from The New York Times and TIME to Conan and Reddit. Together with Chris Shulgan, a journalist and the co-author of his bestselling book, The One-Minute Workout, Gibala will discuss his experience translating the fitness message, including the opportunities, challenges and potential pitfalls of science communication.

September 19th, 12-1Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Appy Hour

Learn how to find and download the best apps for your Apple or Android device.

Sept. 19th, 2:30 p.m.Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch100 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1W1More information

The Poetry of Science with Hamilton Youth Poets

Science and poetry give us the unique ability to understand the world around us. There is a way to take abstract concepts and turn them into art to make them more accessible. The McMaster Space Initiative and Hamilton Youth Poets invite you to join them in this first writing workshop of two to learn the art of weaving science into poetry. Mentors from HYP will give a tutorial on basic poetry creating techniques.

September 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Protecting Pollinators

Habitat loss, chemical use and climate change are affecting pollinators who produce one out of every three bites of food we eat. Learn how you can help by planting native wildflowers. Presented by Jen Baker from the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club and Juby Lee from Environment Hamilton.

Sept. 20th, 11 a.m.Hamilton Public Library, Kenilworth Branch103 Kenilworth Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8H 4R6More information

TEDxMcMasterU Lunchtime Salon series

Recently, we have seen our world filled with stories of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ and this is extending into science. For example, the New York Times recently published a climate change denying op-ed, and news radio hosts have been calling hurricane forecasts ‘hoaxes’. More than ever, the world is going to need scientists who are prepared to enter the public eye, and talk about their work. Fiona McNeill is going to talk about her experiences with ‘fake news’ and engage in a discussion of the steps scientists can and must take and the consequences for our world if they don’t.

September 20th, 12-1 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

“Digital Literacy: Skills and Strategies for Navigating an Era of Fake News, Conspiracism, and Systemic Distrust – a workshop with Dr. Mark Busser

At a time when many of us read our news through the medium of social media, how do we know which stories to trust? This workshop on digital literacy will examine the problem of fake news, explore the roots of conspiracism and the general distrust in scientific communities and authorities. We will learn how to recognize types of fake news and identify the telltale signs of fake news sites. In order to turn our cynicism about the news industry towards a healthy skepticism, we will explore some interdisciplinary remedies to curb the systemic distrust in science.

September 20th, 12-1 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Little Bits Electronics Ages 8-12

Snap together with magnets up to eight electronic modules to create blinking, buzzing creations. The possibilities for invention are endless.

Sept. 20th, 3:30 p.m.Hamilton Public Library, Stoney Creek Branch777 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5J4More information

“IT Security Hygiene – Protecting Your Information. Wayde Nie, Manager, Servers, Storage and Architecture, UTS

How valuable is your MacID? What are some safeguards and best practices that can be used to improve security and privacy at work?
This presentation is geared toward reviewing basic principles of IT Security hygiene, with a focus on our responsibilities as individuals to protect our MacIDs, safeguard our systems and network, and to be a good digital citizen on the McMaster Domain.

September 20th, 6-7 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Polar Bears – Public Presentation

Learn how polar bears have adapted amid warming temperatures and shrinking sea ice in the Arctic. Presented by Melissa Galicia, PhD student at York University.

Sept. 20th, 7 p.m.Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch100 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1W1More information

Let There be Light, Light and More Light Ages 4 – 12

Learn how batteries work by making your own and use it to run a motor, a calculator and light-an LED flashlight.

Sept. 21th, 4 p.m.Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch100 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1W1More information

Energy and Sustainability Workshop – McMaster Undergraduate Energy Society

Presenters: Zainab Husain (VP Events & Campus Outreach) & Nelson Mok (VP Academic)
Through this workshop, we want to debunk some important myths about the energy industry and give students a snapshot of what powers their daily lives. Broken down into simple concepts a multidisciplinary audience can understand, we aim to give students a better understanding of clean energy of today and what innovations are being made to make it more sustainable.

September 21st – 6-7 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

In the Shadow of the Moon

Imagine the air cools, the sky darkens, the birds stop singing and the stars come out at noon. In this illustrated talk travel along to the central plains of the United States to stand in the shadow of the moon and gaze at the silvery atmosphere of the sun. Presented by Hamilton Amateur Astronomers.

Sept. 21th, 7 p.m.Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch100 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1W1More information

“Energy and Sustainability Workshop – Engineers Without Borders, McMaster Chapter

Sustainable development is defined as the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Through this interactive case study, we will explore the framework for creating local and global sustainable development and the challenges that come along with it!

September 21st – 7:15-8:15 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

“It Takes Two: how Iron Gall Ink Accelerates Paper Degradation – Audrie Schell and Itxel Castro-Soto, Conservators

In this session, McMaster University Library’s conservators will talk about the science of book and paper preservation. It all starts with chemical structure of cellulose which is the major component of paper, and how hydrolysis and oxidation affect those structures. Making matters more complicated is Iron Gall ink, the primary ink in use for many centuries, accelerates paper decay

September 22nd, 12:30-1:20 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Electronics for the Rest of us!

Full details and registration details https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L5k4MRvCcaXqBNr4zxBkUPgH2lW30oODkGsDG_pGmoU/edit
To most of us, the workings of the electronic devices that accompany (and enable!) our everyday lives often seem mysterious and opaque — an area of concern for only the most qualified ‘techies’. This doesn’t need to be the case. This two-day workshop will give students an opportunity to develop their skills by designing and building a functional electronic device.

September 22nd, 5-9 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.CoMotion on King115 King Street East, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, ON L8N 1A9More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.CoMotion on King115 King Street East, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, ON L8N 1A9More information

Electronics for the Rest of us!

Full details and registration details https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L5k4MRvCcaXqBNr4zxBkUPgH2lW30oODkGsDG_pGmoU/edit
To most of us, the workings of the electronic devices that accompany (and enable!) our everyday lives often seem mysterious and opaque — an area of concern for only the most qualified ‘techies’. This doesn’t need to be the case. This two-day workshop will give students an opportunity to develop their skills by designing and building a functional electronic device.

September 23rd, 10:30-4:30 p.m.Thode Library – McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Kingston

Intro. to Engineering – In partnership with Pathways to Education

Celebrate Science Literacy week and come check out our 3D design and printing, and robotics workshops for beginners!

September 18th, 4-7 p.m.Kingston Community Health Centres263 Weller Ave, Kingston, ON K7K 2V4More information

KFPL Live Speakers Series: Are We Alone?

In honour of Science Literacy Week 2017, KFPL presents an evening with astronomer Frank Hitchens exploring how scientists are searching for life elsewhere in the universe.

Join us each month for an engaging and informative evening. Featuring a variety of guest speakers, interviews, Q&A, panel discussions and presentations with different themes each month.

September 19th, 7-8:45 p.m.Isabel Turner Branch – Kingston/Frontenac Public Library935 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 9A9More information

Science Literacy Week Pop-Up Exhibit

Join us in celebrating Science Literacy Week! Books from the Engineering and Science library and W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections will be on display. Make a button and check out a book! All are welcome!
Watch Instagram for more books all week long! @queensulibrary and @jordan_library #scilit17

September 20th, 1-4 p.m.Queens University Library93 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 5C4More information

Intro. to Engineering – In partnership with GREC

During Granite Ridge Education Centre’s meet and greet night, parents, students, and teachers are welcome to celebrate Science Literacy week and come check out our drop-in 3D design and printing, and robotics workshops for beginners!

September 20th, 2:30-6:30 p.m.Granite Ridge Education Centre14432 Road 38, Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0More information

Film Screening: Science at the Top of the World…

The Canadian Arctic is ground zero for understanding our rapidly changing environment. Working in remote regions, to a backdrop of some of the world?s most breathtaking landscapes, scientists in the Arctic are combining space-age technology, on-the-ground fieldwork and traditional Inuit knowledge to create the most detailed picture of the Arctic to date. 43 minutes.

September 20th, 7 p.m.Isabel Turner Branch – Kingston/Frontenac Public Library935 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 9A9More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Radical Science Presents: Heat Wave!

Properties of heat are covered in this visually stimulating workshop. Understanding flashpoint and various volatile liquids will enhance the children?s ability to stay safe at home, school and in the lab. Working together with thermo-boards, they will be able to see for themselves just how hot they are!
For children ages 4-7 years.
Registration opens on September 9 at 9 a.m

September 23rd, 1 p.m.Isabel Turner Branch – Kingston/Frontenac Public Library935 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 9A9More information

Radical Science Presents: Fundamentals of Forensics

An interesting look at the world of crime scene investigation. Scientists and detectives use their senses to figure out mysterious substances, trace evidence, fingerprinting and facial recognition. An introduction into various aspects of this rapidly changing and developing field of scientific study.
For children ages 8-12 years.
Registration opens on September 9 at 9 a.m.

September 23rd, 3 p.m.Isabel Turner Branch – Kingston/Frontenac Public Library935 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 9A9More information

Lambton County

Design a Mars Mission – In conjunction with CPSX of UWO

Join CPSX for this exciting workshop at the LCPL

September 18th, 3:30-5 p.m.Wyoming Library, LCPL536 Niagara St, Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0More information

Space Lander – In conjunction with CPSX of UWO

Join CPSX for this exciting workshop at the LCPL

Sept, 18th, 5:45-7 p.m.Watford Library, LCPL5317 Nauvoo Rd, Watford, ON N0M 2S0More information

Robotic Arm – In conjunction with CPSX of UWO

Join CPSX for this exciting workshop at the LCPL

Sept. 19th, 4-5 p.m.Sombra Library, LCPL3536 St Clair Pkwy, Sombra, ON N0P 2H0More information

The Moon – In conjunction with CPSX of UWO

Join CPSX for this exciting workshop at the LCPL

Sept. 19th, 6-6:45 p.m.Corunna Public Library, LCPL417 Lyndoch St, Corunna, ON N0N 1G0More information

Mission Meteorite – In conjunction with CPSX of UWO

Join CPSX for this exciting workshop at the LCPL

Sept. 19th, 7:15-8 p.m.Corunna Library, LCPL417 Lyndoch St, Corunna, ON N0N 1G0More information

Robotic Arm – In conjunction with CPSX of UWO

Join CPSX for this exciting workshop at the LCPL

Sept. 20th, 4-5 p.m.Petrolia Library, LCPL4200 PETROLIA, Petrolia, ON N0N 1R0More information

Space Lander – In conjunction with CPSX of UWO

Join CPSX for this exciting workshop at the LCPL

Sept. 21st, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Mallroad Library, LCPL1362 Lambton Mall Rd, Sarnia, ON N7S 5R6More information

Robotic Arm – In conjunction with CPSX of UWO

Join CPSX for this exciting workshop at the LCPL

Sept. 21st, 5:30-7:00Oil Springs Library, LCPL4596 Oil Springs Line, Oil Springs, ON N0N 1P0More information

London

Science Literacy Week Activities

London Public Library is participating in Science Literacy Week 2017! Check out what’s going on at your local library and explore all things science!

All WeekLondon Public Library – All Branches
251 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 6H9
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Robotic Grasping Workshop

Join us to learn about robotic grippers and arm workshop during the Science Literacy Week. The participants will be building the simple human-actuated gripper using 3D printed parts. In addition to building, there will be demonstration of several actual robotic grippers with flexible fingers. As this workshop will take place in a lab, this event is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.

September 19th, 5-7 p.m.Thompson Engineering Building – Western University
1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7
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Family Fun Night!

The London Children’s Museum is offering free admission during their FREE Friday Family Fun Night! Celebrate science at the Children’s Museum along with the London Public Library and Western Engineering Outreach. Experiment, problem solve, and create!

September 22nd, 5-7:30 p.m.London Children’s Museum21 Wharncliffe Road S, London, ON N6J 4G5More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Space Out at Cronyn Observatory

Join us on 23rd September to celebrate Science Literacy Week. Activities will include star gazing through our main telescope, space science quiz, edible rock analysis, spectroscopy demonstration, space themed book display, raffle and much more.

September 23rd, 5-9 p.m.Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory
1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7
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STEM discovery day

Come explore the exciting world of STEM with an engineer from Discovery Western! There will be cool demos and fun activities for kids to inspire the most inquiring of minds. . . and maybe the next big invention

September 24th, 1-3 p.m.“Chapters, London South”1037 Wellington Road, London, ON N6E 1W4More information

Markham

National Learn to Code Day 2017

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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.YSpace Markham169 Enterprise Blvd, Markham, ON L6G 1B3More information

Milton

Parent/Child 3D printer certification

Bring your child and learn all about 3D printing together!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2:30 p.m.Milton Public Library1010 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T 6H7More information

Mississauga

Science Demos!

Join members of Let’s Talk Science and the J. Tuzo Wilson Club for interactive and enganging demos with DNA, robots, amazing rocks and more!

Monday, September 18th, 11-6 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Environmental Walk

Join Professor Monika Havelka as she leads a walk around campus focusing on Ecology and our local environment

Monday, September 18th, 12 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Science Demos!

Join members of Let’s Talk Science and the J. Tuzo Wilson Club for interactive and enganging demos with DNA, robots, amazing rocks and more!

Tuesday, September 19th, 11 – 6 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Fossils of UTM

Join us for an interactive lab session in DV1087 where you will learn to identify fossils and recreate an ancient, 450 year old sea floor based on the fossils – Dr. Marc Laflamme

Tuesday, September 19th, 12 p.m.DV1087 – UTM campusMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

DIYBio Science Demos + ice cream!

Join DIYBio for amazing demonstrations featuring DNA and make your own ice cream too!

Tuesday, September 19th, 1-4 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Science Lecture: The Magic of Enzymes Which Devour Pesticides

UTM’s Prof. Scott Prosser will explore the strange world of enyzmes. Enzymes do everything in our cells from structure to transporter, receptor or super catalyst. How do they do it?

September 19th, 7-8:30 p.m.Central Library – Mississauga Library System301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3More information

Science Demos!

Join members of Let’s Talk Science and the J. Tuzo Wilson Club for interactive and enganging demos with DNA, robots, amazing rocks and more!

Wednesday, September 20th, 11-6 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

The Science of Climate Change

Explore the science behind climate change in the library lab – Professor Kent Moore.
*This event will be located in the classroom on the 1st floor if the Library

Wednesday, September 20th, 12 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

DIYBio Science Demos + ice cream!

Join DIYBio for amazing demonstrations featuring DNA and make your own ice cream too!

Wednesday, September 20th, 1-4 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Science Literacy Days!

Featuring book giveaways, science challenges and workshops!

September 20th, 3-6:30 p.m.3590 Colonial Dr. (Springfield Gardens)3590 Colonial Drive,Mississauga, ON, L5L 5S1More information

Science Demos!

Join members of Let’s Talk Science and the J. Tuzo Wilson Club for interactive and enganging demos with DNA, robots, amazing rocks and more!

Thursday, September 21st, 11-6 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Birds and Global Change

Learn about UTM’s birds and how birds can be used to assess environments – Dr. Sanja Hinic-Frlog

Thursday, September 21st, 12 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

DIYBio Science Demos + ice cream!

Join DIYBio for amazing demonstrations featuring DNA and make your own ice cream too!

Thursday, September 21st, 1-4 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Science Demos!

Join members of Let’s Talk Science and the J. Tuzo Wilson Club for interactive and enganging demos with DNA, robots, amazing rocks and more!

Friday, September 22nd, 11-6 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Wild Plant Walk

Join UTM Professor Peter Kotanen for a walk around the campus exploring some of the wild plants that call UTM home

Friday, September 22nd, 12 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

DIYBio Science Demos + ice cream!

Join DIYBio for amazing demonstrations featuring DNA and make your own ice cream too!

Friday, September 22nd, 1-4 p.m.UTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Science Demonstrations

Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week with STEM-related displays and science demonstrations. Come experience science in action with fun, hands-on demonstrations with Let’s Talk Science and Maker Mississauga’s amazing robots.

September 23rd, 1- 4 p.m.Central Library – Mississauga Library System301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3More information

Niagara

SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK – Hour of Code

Coding is the process of creating a set of instructions a computer can understand. Learn to code in this fun and easy introductory class. Registration is required.

September 18th, 4-5 p.m.Niagara Falls Public Library – Victoria Avenue Branch4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK – Lego Robotics

Build your Lego WeDo projects and add motion using coding, motors and sensors. Free. Registration is required.

September 19th, 4-5 p.m.Niagara Falls Public Library – Victoria Avenue Branch4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK – Craft Lab

Come to our craft lab and let your hands create whatever you can imagine. Free. Registration not required

September 20th, 4-5 p.m.Niagara Falls Public Library – Stamford Centre3701 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 2K8More information

SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK – Club Rex

Join us for some dinosaur fossil fun and get hands-on with the bones from Club Rex. Registration is required. Children aged 7 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

September 21st, 4-5 p.m.Niagara Falls Public Library – Victoria Avenue Branch4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK – Robot Lab

Get hands on with technology. Meet Dot and Dash, learn to code with the Ozobots and Code-a-pillar, and see what you can make with Squishy Circuits and Makey Makey. Free. Registration is required.

September 22nd, 4-5 p.m.Niagara Falls Public Library – Victoria Avenue Branch4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Niagara on the Lake

Obey Newton workshop with Scientists in School

Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as you learn how things move; how size does matter; and how your action always produce a reaction.
You will make a tumble bunny, create a flying object and build a racing car. Physics is fun!

September 21st, 7-8 p.m.Niagara-On-The-Lake Public Library10 Anderson Ln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0More information

North Bay

National Learn to Code Day 2017

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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Orangeville

Everyday Science Mania

Have you ever wondered how rockets work? What about how crickets store energy? Are you curious about how we can make cars safer to protect passengers, or how coding and circuits work? It sounds like you might be curious about everyday science! Join University of Waterloo’s Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) at the Orangeville Public Library during Science Literacy Week 2017. Discover the world around you with everyday science experiments for elementary school students and parents. Hands on fun!

Saturday, September 23rd, 10:30-2:30 p.m.Orangeville public library1 Mill St, Orangeville, ON L9W 2M2More information

Ottawa

Scavenger Hunt

A self-guided science scavenger hunt. The answers to the 10 questions are somewhere in the Museum, you just have to find them

All weekCanadian Aviation and Space Museum11 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5More information

Cockpit Interpretation Centre

Want the experience of flight but prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Here is your chance to sit at the controls of an aircraft without taking off! Friendly, knowledgeable Museum staff will assist you in boarding one of two cockpits: the Tutor (CT-114), the MIG-21

All weekCanadian Aviation and Space Museum11 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5More information

Cessna 150 Cockpit

Sit at the controls of a Cessna 150. Practise takeoffs and landings, and get a feel for what it’s like to fly this popular civilian airplane.

All weekCanadian Aviation and Space Museum11 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5More information

Flight Simulators

The Museum offers two flight simulators, open to the public at an additional cost. Climb aboard a replica of an F-16 cockpit and test your flight skills! Or, try the Redbird full-motion platform simulator, used to train pilots around the world.

All weekCanadian Aviation and Space Museum11 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5More information

Ejection Seat Demonstration

Learn how an ejection seat can save a pilot’s life.

Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m; Sunday 4 p.m.Canadian Aviation and Space Museum11 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5More information

Exhibit Science Exposed / Exposition La preuve par l’image

One picture is worth a thousand words! Science Exposed is a travelling exhibition featuring the winning and finalist images of the Science Exposed and La preuve par l’image contests that will tour across Canada.

These two contests are organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas). They invite Canadian researchers to submit dynamic and compelling images of their research to showcase science under a whole new light.

Une image vaut mille mots! La preuve par l’image est une exposition itinérante faisant le tour du Canada et présentant les images des gagnants et finalistes aux concours Science Exposed et La preuve par l’image.

Ces deux concours organisés par le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) et par l’Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas). Ils invitent les chercheurs canadiens à soumettre des images dynamiques et attrayantes issues de leurs recherches scientifiques, afin de montrer la science sous un angle nouveau.

All WeekOttawa Public Library – Main Branch120 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2More information

Soil Lab at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum/Le Labo des Sols au Musée de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation du Canada

To grow much of the food we eat, farmers depend on healthy soil, and science can help us find out how healthy our soil is. Come explore the science of soils in the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s Soil Lab. From the biodiversity of the organisms that call soil their home, to the chemistry of the nutrients that plants need, our hands-on programming will introduce you to the Fascinating world beneath your feet / Les fermiers dépendent des sols sains pour faire pousser la plupart de la nourriture que nous mangeons et la science peut nous démontrer la santé de nos sols. Venez explorer la science des sols dans le Labo des Sols, ici au Musée de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation du Canada. Faites la découverte du monde caché sous nos pieds en participant à des démonstrations interactives, telles que l’examen de la biodiversité des organismes habitant le sol, et la chimie des nutriments requises par les plantes.

September 18th-24th, 10-12 p.m et 1-4 p.m.Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum901 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 3K1More information

Catch Me If You Can workshops

Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing munchies.
Fingerprints, footprints and invisible ink—oh my!

September 18th, 6-7 p.m.Ottawa Libraries – Emerald Plaza Branch1547 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 4V3More information

Science Fiction Book Group

Share the enjoyment of books in a relaxed atmosphere. This month’s selection is Solar Express by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Monday, September 18th, 7:15 p.m.Ottawa Public Library – Nepean Centrepointe101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2GMore information

Naylor 101: A bold vision for the future of science in Canada

It’s time to rebuild Canada’s fundamental research capacity – join us to find out how

September 19th, 6 p.m.GSD 307 – 3rd floor above Cafe Nostalgica601 Cumberland St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5More information

Science Cafe’s with Carleton University

Explore science through Carleton University’s popular Science Cafés. Presented by the university’s Faculty of Science, cafés are held every other Wednesday during the fall and winter terms. Each café begins at 6:30 p.m. with a 20 minute talk by a scientist followed by a 40-minute open question and answer period. Come and join us for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as Carleton’s professors share their scientific discoveries with you.

Wednesday, September 20th, 6:30 p.m.Ottawa Public Library – Sunnyside Branch
1049 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9
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Hands on Science

Come join Let’s Talk Science volunteers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University to discover: how to build your own simple kaleidoscope; how to build a playground of simple machines; and, how to ‘eat’ like a bee! Each activity is hands on and the children will bring their activities home with them. Ages 6-12.

Thursday, September 21st, 1 p.m.Ottawa Public Library – Sunnyside Branch
1049 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9
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3D printer and laser cutter certification

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D printers.
Staff will also instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space laser cutter. Topics will include: -How to create and edit files for cutting or etching -Safe and acceptable use of the equipment -An overview of the policies and procedures governing the use of the laser cutter.
NOTE: Customers must complete this certification and sign a Customer Agreement in order to access the Library’s 3D printer and laser cutter..

Thursday, September 21st, 7:30 p.m.Ottawa Public Library – Nepean Centrepointe101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2GMore information

Kids Code Jeunesse Workshop

These 2-hour workshops will invite children to build a coding project with Scratch based on the book The Darkest Dark, by the astronaut Chris Hadfield.

September 22nd, 10-12 p.m.Cumberland Branch – Ottawa Public Library1599 Tenth Line Rd, Orléans, ON K1E 3E8More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10-4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Good Clean Fun Workshops

Fun with Soap and water? You’ll be amazed when you make fireworks in a cup,
explore surface tension and make your own soapy work of art. Explore millions of bubbles and make your own bath bomb to take home!

September 23rd, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Ottawa Libraries – Hazeldean Branch50 Castlefrank Rd, Kanata, ON K2L 2N5More information

Helping our Planet with Robots! Field test!

Our shorelines will be faced with the global pollution problem: Threatening Widllife and Harming Our Environment. Robot Missions is embarking on a field test using our robot to clean the beach and mitigate these ecological effects! Come join in the fun!

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

Hands on Science

Come join Let’s Talk Science volunteers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University to discover: how to build your own simple kaleidoscope; how to build a playground of simple machines; and, how to ‘eat’ like a bee! Each activity is hands on and the children will bring their activities home with them. Ages 6-12.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2 p.m.Ottawa Public Library – Main Branch120 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2More information

Please Play with your Food Workshops

Learning chemistry is fun when it’s all about food! Make elephant toothpaste from kitchen chemicals. Explore solubility while experimenting with sweet treats. Create art using chemistry and watch it explode! Have fun making a suspension you can mold.

September 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Ottawa Libraries- Beaverbrook Branch2500 Campeau Dr, Kanata, ON K2K 2W3More information

Catch Me If You Can workshops

Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing munchies.
Fingerprints, footprints and invisible ink—oh my!

September 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Ottawa Libraries – North Gloucester Branch2036 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 7N8More information

Breathing on Mars

Could humans breathe on Mars? Learn what the atmosphere on Mars is made of.

Saturday/Sunday – 1 p.m.Canadian Aviation and Space Museum11 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5More information

Good Clean Fun Workshops

Fun with Soap and water? You’ll be amazed when you make fireworks in a cup,
explore surface tension and make your own soapy work of art. Explore millions of bubbles and make your own bath bomb to take home!

September 24th, 2-3 p.m.Ottawa Libraries – St. Laurent Branch515 rue Coté Street, Ottawa, ON K1KMore information

Shaping the future in space

Discover new experiments that could improve human living conditions in Space.

Saturday 24th 4 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m.Canadian Aviation and Space Museum11 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5More information

Oxford County

Science Activity Sheets!

All week long you can participate with science themed activity sheets!

Sept. 18th-24thBrownsville Public Library, OCPL292240 Culloden Road, Brownsville, ON N0L 1C0More information

Coding Activities for Science Literacy Week

All week long join the library for coding activities

September 18th, 24th.Burgessville Public Library, OCPL604 Main Street S Burgessville, ON N0J 1C0More information

Tech Toy Showcase

Come in to play with Sphero, Ozobots and more!

Thursday, September 21st, 4:30-7:30 p.m.Burgessville Public Library, OCPL604 Main Street S Burgessville, ON N0J 1C0More information

Science Crafts

Come in all week long for science based crafts!

September 18th-24thEmbro Public Library, OCPL135 Huron Street Embro, ON N0J 1J0More information

Drop in Science Experiments

Come in all week for drop in experiments for Science Literacy Week!

Sept. 18th-24thHarrington Public Library, OCPL539 Victoria Street Harrington, ON N0J 1J0More information

Drop in activities

Come in for drop in science activities for kids and teens all week!

September 18th-24thIngersoll Public Library, OCPL130 Oxford Street Ingersoll, ON N5C 2V5More information

Make a Bike/Safety Flasher Program

Featured program with Nick Bastien – registration required

Saturday, September 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Innerkip Public Library, OCPL695566 17th Line Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0More information

Science activity sheets

Join the library all week long in doing science themed activity sheets!

Sept. 18th-24thMount Elgin Public Library, OCPL333204 Plank Line Mount Elgin, ON N0J 1N0More information

Techno Blast

Try your hand at building and controlling robots while learning about coding.

Wednesday, September 20th, 4 p.m.Norwich Public Library. OCPL10 Tidey Street Norwich, ON N0J 1P0More information

Science activity sheets

Join the library all week long in completing science themed activity sheets!

Sept. 18th-24thOtterville Public Library, OCPL207 Main Street W Otterville, ON N0J 1R0More information

Science programs for kids!

Join the library in playing with science toys like Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits and More!

Thursday, September 21stPlattsville Public Library, OCPL112 Mill Street E Plattsville, ON N0J 1S0More information

Science programs for kids!

Join the library in playing with science toys like Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits and More!

Saturday, September 23rdPlattsville Public Library, OCPL112 Mill Street E Plattsville, ON N0J 1S0More information

Plant science showcase

Join the library in learning about the amazing world of plants – Investigate and Experiment in learning about seeds, root growth, development and more!

September 19th, 1-4 p.m.Princeton Public Library, OCPL25 Main Street Princeton, ON N0J 1V0More information

Plant science showcase

Join the library in learning about the amazing world of plants – Investigate and Experiment in learning about seeds, root growth, development and more!

September 20th, 4:30-8:30 p.m.Princeton Public Library, OCPL25 Main Street Princeton, ON N0J 1V0More information

Plant science showcase

Join the library in learning about the amazing world of plants – Investigate and Experiment in learning about seeds, root growth, development and more!

September 21st, 4:30-8:30 p.m.Princeton Public Library, OCPL25 Main Street Princeton, ON N0J 1V0More information

Plant science showcase

Join the library in learning about the amazing world of plants – Investigate and Experiment in learning about seeds, root growth, development and more!

September 23rd, 10-1 p.m.Princeton Public Library, OCPL25 Main Street Princeton, ON N0J 1V0More information

Science activities

Join the library all week long in participating in fun science activities!

September 18th-24thTavistock Public Library. OCPL40 Woodstock Street S Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0More information

Robotics Lab

Drop in to learn about coding and robotics with Cubelets, Ozobots and more!

September 18th-24th, 11-1 p.m.Thamesford Public Library, OCPL165 Dundas Street Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0More information

Science activities

Drop in all week for optical illusions and brain teasers!

Sept. 18th-24thTillsonburg Public Library, OCPL2 Library Lane Tillsonburg, ON N4G 2S7More information

Peterborough

National Learn to Code Day 2017

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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Pickering

Obey Newton workshop with Scientists in School

Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as you learn how things move; how size does matter; and how your action always produce a reaction.
You will make a tumble bunny, create a flying object and build a racing car. Physics is fun!

September 19th, 6:30-8:15 p.m.Pickering Library – Petticoat Branch470 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON L1V 1A4More information

Catch Me If You Can workshops

Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing munchies.
Fingerprints, footprints and invisible ink—oh my!

September 21st, 6:30-8:15 p.m.Pickering Library – Main Branch470 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON L1V 1A4More information

Picton

Carolyn Bond – Parent with Confidence

Carolyn Bond is a parenting coach and author, and she will lead a talk about her book, Parent with Confidence:
Power Tools for Bringing Up Great Kids. As she notes, “many of today’s parents are fearful, anxious and stressed. They are looking for ideas that will help them to be more successful, ideas that are tried and true and that really work. My book has solutions to many of the most common challenges they are encountering. These ideas have been tested by thousands of people over the last century and provide stability and consistency in family life.”

Tuesday, September 19th, 6 p.m.Picton Public Library208 Main Street, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0More information

Makerclubs – Mimetics Robotic

Join Myke from Mimetics Digital Education for a 6 week robotics workshop using Jade Robots. Cost: $30/child for 6 one hour sessions. No robotics experience required! For more information, visit www.mimetics.ca

Wednesday, September 20th, 4-5 p.m.Picton Public Library208 Main Street, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0More information

Disaster! with René Schmidt

Join local best-selling author René Schmidt on Friday Sept. 22, 2017 to celebrate Science Literacy Week, and learn all about Canada’s disasterous past and present. This presentation is open to all school students, including home-schooling families, and is geared to grades 4-8.

Friday, September 22nd, 10 a.m.Picton Public Library208 Main Street, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0More information

Richmond Hill

Maker Monday

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Monday, September 18th, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Fun with structures

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Tuesday, September 19th, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Aerodynamic Fun

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Wednesday, September 20th, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Learn the science behind lava lamps!

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Thursday, September 21st, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Awesome sound wave experiments!

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Friday, September 22nd, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Maker Monday

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Monday, September 18th, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Fun with structures

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Tuesday, September 19th, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Aerodynamic Fun

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Wednesday, September 20th, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Learn the science behind lava lamps!

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Thursday, September 21st, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Awesome sound wave experiments!

Join us in the Children’s Department for science fun, Canadian science trivia and other hands on activities as we investigate different aspects of science: sound, flight and chemistry through simple experiments.

Friday, September 22nd, 4-5 p.m.Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5More information

Sault Ste. Marie

Creepy Crawly Story Time with Entomica

In celebration of Science Literacy Week (Sept. 18th – 24th http://scienceliteracy.ca/ ) the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library will be hosting a special creepy crawly story time on Friday September 22nd from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Enjoy stories, crafts and a bit more. Entomica will be on site with real insects from their living insect collection.

This program will be held at the Centennial Library, 50 East St. in the Mother Goose Reading area. Entomica will be providing a hands-on demonstration and talk. All are welcome to participate.

For more information call 705-759-5241.

September 22nd, 10-11 a.m.Centennial Library – Sault Ste Marie Public Library50 East St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C3More information

Sharbot Lake

Connections Engineering Outreach at Princess Street Promenade

Stop by our booth for drop-in style workshops on 3D design and printing, coding and programming and robotics designed for beginners.

September 23rd, 10-5 p.m.Princess Street PromenadeMore information

St. Catherines

GIS Map

The community is invited to check out a corresponding interactive geographic information system (GIS) map created by GIS specialist, Sharon Janzen and Earth Sciences Senior Lab Coordinator/Instructor, Astride Silis. The digital map includes photos and clickable markers that offer more information about key sites across campus

All weekBrock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
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Fossil and Rock Display

A new display in the Library will also be part of the programming. Fossils that represent three time periods – Ordovician, Silurian and Quaternary will part of a diorama displayed along with books and rocks provided by the Earth Sciences department.

All weekBrock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
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Campus Rock Tour

A 60-minute guided walking tour where participants are invited to travel back in time – as far back as 450 million years ago – to uncover the geologic past of the Brock campus, with a little imagination and help from Earth Sciences professor, Dr. Francine McCarthy. She will speak to participants about the geology of the campus and help them envision major moments from the past by painting a picture of what it would have looked like from the river delta that was here 450 million years ago through to the ice age forest tundra, present 15,000 years ago.

September 19th, 5-6 p.m.Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
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St. Thomas

STEAM Mission 150

STEAM Mission 150 is an exciting new event that will test students like never before while honouring the history of the local community and Canada’s 150th!
This one-day event will see teams of students & teachers dive deep into fun challenges that require creativity & collaboration while tapping into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills.
With Mission sites scattered throughout the community and over 165 participants and volunteers, Mission 150 is set to turn St. Thomas and Elgin County into a STEAM learning playground with a new adventure for everyone around each corner!

September 30thRailway City Big TopWellington & 3rd avenue, St. ThomasMore information

Stouffville

Kids Vs. Science

Why is the sky blue? How do fish breathe underwater? See if science stands up to the toughest kid questions! Our librarians are your lab assistants as you perform experiments to find the answer to a different question each afternoon of Science Literacy Week.

September 18-22nd, 4-5 p.m.Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library175 Mostar St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 0Y2More information

Stratford

Science Literacy Week Booth

Explore science-based activities and simple experiments, and take home some of our newest science and science activity books along with doing online science quizzes!

Thursday, September 21st, 5-7 p.m.Market Building – Stratford Fall Fair353 McCarthy Rd B, Stratford, ON N5A 7S7More information

Science Literacy Week Booth

Explore science-based activities and simple experiments, and take home some of our newest science and science activity books along with doing online science quizzes!

Saturday, September 23rd, 1-3 p.m.Market Building – Stratford Fall Fair353 McCarthy Rd B, Stratford, ON N5A 7S7More information

Sudbury

New Eyes on the Universe Exhibition – Extended through Science Literacy Week!

New Eyes on the Universe tells the story of how Nobel Prize winning results from Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and the experiments currently underway at SNOLAB are providing new insights and pushing frontiers in particle astrophysics.

The informative exhibition animates the science of SNO and of SNOLAB that is being conducted in the two kilometre-deep underground research facility in Sudbury, Ontario.

Visitors to the exhibition will experience a virtual tour of SNOLAB, artifacts of unique experiment components, spectacular imagery and video kiosks, and a model of the original neutrino detector.

September 18-23rd, all day!Science North100 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 5S9More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Thunder Bay

Build it up!

A unique family centred experience where parents/guardians are encouraged to be the mentors and tackle a series of engineering challenges as a family unit.

Tuesday, September 19th, 6-8 p.m.Waverley Library – Thunder Bay Public Library
285 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A9
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Nerd Nite

Be there AND be square! It’s like a TEDtalk, but with beer! Topics include digital preservation of historic archives and one individual’s quest to go to space.

Thursday, September 21st, 7:30-10 p.m.Sleeping Giant Brewing Company712 Macdonell St, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A6More information

Grossology

Gooey, slippery, slimy, smelly,oozing, bubbling and dripping! Learn the science of gross with experiments and activities. (ages 6-10, registration two weeks in advance)

Monday, September 18th, 4-5 p.m.Waverley Library – Thunder Bay Public Library285 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A9More information

Bones! Bones! Bones!

A drop-in focusing on our bones! Stories, songs and rhymes about our bones and a cute bone craft. (all ages)

Tuesday, September 19th, 10:30 a.m.Brodie Library – Thunder Bay Public Library
216 Brodie St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1C2
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Magic Milk!

Science based storytime with a milk experiment. (all ages)

Tuesday, September 19th, 10:30 a.m.County Park library – Thunder Bay public libraryCounty Fair Mall, 1020 Dawson Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1K6More information

Watercolour & Salt Science and Art Exploration

Come and create your own watercolour masterpiece using salt and Epsom salts. Take home your own special creation on canvas! (ages 6-12, registration 2 weeks in advance)

Saturday, September 23rd, 10:30 a.m.Mary J.L Black Library – Thunder Bay public library901 Edward St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2More information

Timmins

Science Literacy Week @ Science Village!

Science Timmins is celebrating Science Literacy Week from Monday, September 18 to Saturday, September 23. Two biligual workshops are organized daily to mark this important week. Participants will take part in many science activities from STEAM challenges to Maker space and from coding to robotics.
They will have an opportunity to DESIGN, MAKE AND TAKE a model of their own conceptualization.
What a great way to spend the week.

September 18-23rd, all day!Science Timmins225, 225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Fun with Legos!

Drop –in and discover with Legos! No registration needed.

September 18th, 10-8 p.m.Timmins Public Library320 Second Avenue, Timmins, ON P4N 8A4More information

Northern Lights Near Home: An Artist’s Talk on the Science of the Aurora Borealis

Local amateur artist and photographer Karina Miki Douglas-Takayesu is holding the official opening of her exhibit “Northern Lights Near Home” at Black Spruce Gallery & Framing, 42 Pine Street South, Timmins, Ontario. The opening takes place on Tuesday September 19, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (The talk will start at approximately 7:30 p.m.) This presentation will examine at the relation between solar activity and the Northern Lights. Information on viewing and photographing the Northern Lights will also be included. This is presentation is free, and open to all ages. Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be served. You may want to bring a small folding chair or stool. Questions? Email karina.m.douglas@gmail.com.

September 19th, 7-9 p.m.Black Spruce Gallery and Framing42 Pine Street South, Timmins P4N 2J8More information

Makey Makey Station

Drop in and try out our Makey-Makey station where you can see basic SAFE circuitry in action! No registration needed.

September 23rd, 10-4:30 p.m.Timmins Public Library320 Second Avenue, Timmins, ON P4N 8A4More information

Toronto

Button Maker Station

Want to proclaim your love of science to the world? Come try out our button maker! We have pre-printed templates or you can create your own designs.
Location: UTSC Library Makerspace

All Week 12-2 p.m.University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
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Makerspace Demonstration

Come check out our new Makerspace technology to learn about Arduino, Raspberry Pi, the Dobot Robotic Arm, and more!
Location: UTSC Library Makerspace

TBDUniversity of Toronto – Scarborough Campus
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
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MakerKids after school programs begin!

Interested in After School Kids’ STEM Programs? We lead programs in coding and other STEM topics like Robotics and Minecraft. We run 10-week programs that are 2 hours a week once a week (e.g. every Monday), after-school and on weekends. Your child will learn technical skills and soft skills, like communication collaboration and conflict resolution. $325/10 weeks

Monday, September 18thMakerKids
2451 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P7
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Science Doc Screening

Watch interesting and engaging documentaries on interesting science subjects from climate change to animal life.

September 18th, 11:30-1 p.m.Centennial College – Progress Campus – Fireside Gallery
941 Progress Ave, Toronto, ON M1K 5E9
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Let’s Talk Science @ Gerstein

Join us for exciting, hands-on demonstrations on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

September 18th, 12-2 p.m.Gerstein Science Information Centre – University of TorontoSigmund Samuel Library Building, 9 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M7A 1A5More information

Solar Monday

Come by and check out Professor Hanno’s creation as it 3D prints on our 3D printers and meet your peers in the Makerspace before going on the solar walk @ 3pm.

September 18th, 1-3 p.m.University of Toronto Scarborough Campus1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4More information

Solar Walk

Dr. Hanno Reid from the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences will provide a guided tour of UTSC’s Solar Walk installation, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. Markers in this installation provide a to-scale model of the solar system and reflect exact locations of celestial objects on July 1, 1867.
Location: UTSC bus loop (map)

September 18th, 3-4 p.m.University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4More information

Solar Studies and Youth Literature

How is it that, given the vastness of space, we have an opportunity to see two solar eclipses within such a short time? How could they align so perfectly when space is so immense? Perhaps the answer lies in the broad reach of light waves. Join Amy Parker in a discussion on how we can understand eclipses using diagrams and light sources involving rotating moons about a planet and sun, and how books can reflect this popular summer phenomena.
Location: UTSC Library Makerspace

September 18th, 4-4:30 p.m.University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
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Spot the Logical Fallacy

See if you can identify errors in logic as presented in popular newspaper articles! This interactive display is hosted by the UTSC Sustainability Office

September 19th, 11-1 p.m.University of Toronto Scarborough Campus1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4More information

Maker Tuesday

Check out our new Makerspace technology to learn about 3D printing, 3D scanning, Arduino, virtual reality, the DoBot Robotic Arm, and more! Want to proclaim your love of science to the world? Try out our button maker! We have pre-printed templates or you can create your own designs

September 19th, 11-1:30 p.m.University of Toronto Scarborough Campus1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4More information

Science Doc Screening

Watch interesting and engaging documentaries on interesting science subjects from climate change to animal life.

September 19th, 11:30-1 p.m.Centennial College – Story Arts Centre Campus Library951 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3M2More information

All About Bees & Mini Science Fair at Scott Library Atrium

Bee display, Pet a Comet, Hands on science activities Introduction to Bees – Talk by Thomas Onuferko, a graduate student in Dr Laurence Packer’s lab

September 19th, 12-2 p.m.York University – Scott Library Atrium4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3More information

Makerspace Pop Up

Makerspaces are increasingly becoming part of the teaching landscape. Curious to know what all the makerspace talk is about Come and explore resources from the OISE Library collection that encourage tinkering, problem-solving, group work and exploration. Experience for yourself what all the hype is about!

September 19th, 12-1:30 p.m.OISE Library – University of Toronto252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5RMore information

Workshop: Alternative (Science) Facts

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Spaces limited – sign up: http://bit.ly/2wI4lxP There is much buzz about “fake news” recently. We are constantly bombarded with information and misinformation about serious topics such as climate change, vaccines, cures for diseases, and stem cell research. How can you tell fact from fiction, especially with regards to how science topics are reported in the media?

In this workshop, you will learn strategies on how to critically analyze what you read so you can be more informed when discerning science facts from spin.

Speakers:

Ms. Sara Mazrouei is a PhD Candidate in Planetary Geology at the University of Toronto and presenter for York Universe Radio.

Dr Sophie Nyberg has a PhD in nanomedicine from University College London, and is a postdoctoral research fellow in regenerative medicine at Sunnybrook Research Institute

Dr. Shaalee Sone is an enthusiastic science communicator who is passionate about sparking the public’s interest in science by making it understandable and relatable. She created part of an award-winning, internationally-travelling stem cell exhibit and has organized community events to bring awareness to genetic screening

September 19th, 6 p.m.Gerstein Science Information Centre – University of TorontoSigmund Samuel Library Building, 9 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M7A 1A5More information

Honouring Science Communication

Join us as we partner with the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) to honour author Simon Shapiro for his outstanding contribution to science writing for youth. Shapiro will be presented the SWCC Youth Book Award for his book Faster Higher Smarter, which looks at the science behind inventions and improvements in sports – from swimming to basketball and skateboarding to wheelchair athletics.

Hear Shapiro talk about Faster Higher Smarter and ask him your questions about research, writing and communicating science.

September 20th, 10:30 a.m.Ontario Science Centre770 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 1T3More information

Science Doc Screening

Watch interesting and engaging documentaries on interesting science subjects from climate change to animal life.

September 20th, 11:30-1 p.m.Centennial College – Ashtonbee Campus Library75 Ashtonbee Rd, Scarborough, ON M1L 4N4More information

3D printer launch party!

Celebrate with us and learn about the Libraries new 3D Printing Services and future Makerspace plans. You’ll hear from a current student on his 3D printed robotic hand and industry partners including Deepak Gupta from ARIES. You’ll also get to play with tools to create your own 3D designs.

September 20th, 1-3 p.m.Centennial College – Progress Campus
941 Progress Ave, Toronto, ON M1K 5E9
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Maker Wednesday

Check out our new Makerspace technology to learn about 3D printing, 3D scanning, Arduino, virtual reality, the DoBot Robotic Arm, and more! Want to proclaim your love of science to the world? Try out our button maker! We have pre-printed templates or you can create your own designs

September 20th, 2-4:30 p.m.University of Toronto Scarborough Campus1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4More information

Fieldwork Fails!

A panel and open mic event for researchers to relay their humorous/treacherous mishaps from the field. Bring your own stories to tell and come prepared with questions to ask about fieldwork!
Location: UTSC Library Makerspace

September 20th, 5-6:30 p.m.University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
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Hidden Figures: Exploring the Role of Women in STEM in the Modern Era

Join us for the UofT premire of Hidden Figures, followed by a panel discussion exploring the role of women in STEM in the modern era.

About the film:

Three African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

September 20th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.“Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 205 – University of Toronto”Sigmund Samuel Library Building, 9 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M7A 1A5More information

Panel Discussion: Science in a Post Truth Era

Registration NOW OPEN! Space is limited – sign up: http://bit.ly/2wIkEdU There is much in the media about “fake news” and “alternative facts” and our current reality being that of a “post-truth” world.

What does this really mean and how does this affect us? Does being a critical consumer of information today differ from that of a year ago? How does the reporting of science enter into this? Is the reporting and communication of science in a post-truth world really different from that of a pre-truth world?

Come hear and join a discussion with four interesting speakers on this very timely and relevant topic.

Speakers:

Dak de Kerckhove is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto.

John Dupuis is a science librarian from the Steacie Science & Engineering Library at York University.

Misha Gajewski is a science journalist whose work has been featured on CTV News, BBC News, and other sources.

Mark Kingwell is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto

September 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Gerstein Science Information Centre – University of TorontoSigmund Samuel Library Building, 9 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M7A 1A5More information

Astronomy Night

Is Anyone Home? – Talk by Paul Delaney followed by an optional observatory visit – 7-8pm, Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE), Room 317 Since 1995 thousands of planets have been detected orbiting other stars. Many of these worlds could possibly contain liquid water and even life. Professor Paul Delaney (Faculty of Science) describes our current understanding of exoplanets, the ongoing search for them and the implications for the search for life.

September 20th, 7-11 p.m.York University – Petrie Science and Engineering Building4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3More information

Science Doc Screening

Watch interesting and engaging documentaries on interesting science subjects from climate change to animal life.

September 21st, 11:30-1 p.m.Centennial College- Morningside Campus Library755 Morningside Ave, Scarborough, ON M1C 4Z4More information

Solar Observing

See the sun through a solar telescope (weather permitting)

September 21st,12-1 p.m.York University – In front of Steacie Science and Engineering Library4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3More information

Reality Bites: A VR Pop up event

September 21st, 12-2 p.m.Gerstein Science Information Centre – University of TorontoSigmund Samuel Library Building, 9 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M7A 1A5More information

Freshwater Fishes of Canada Documentary & The Aliens Among Us Book Talk –

Join us for a 22-minute documentary on the making of the book Freshwater Fishes of Canada, written by two leading Canadian fisheries scientists. The viewing will be followed by commentary from Dr. Nicholas Mandrak from the Department of Biological Sciences, along with guest author Leslie Anthony on his book The Aliens Among Us: How Invasive Species are Transforming the Planet—and Ourselves.
Location: TBD

September 21st, 3-4 p.m.University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
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Makerspace Pop Up

Makerspaces are increasingly becoming part of the teaching landscape. Curious to know what all the makerspace talk is about Come and explore resources from the OISE Library collection that encourage tinkering, problem-solving, group work and exploration. Experience for yourself what all the hype is about!

September 21st, 4 p.m.OISE Library – University of Toronto252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5RMore information

Learn with Liquids

Help kids understand liquids and density using science. Includes experiments which you can take home!

Thursday, September 21st, 4-5 p.m.Toronto Public Library – Richview Branch
1806 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9P 3N3
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History of Extraterrestrial Life Debate

Come learn about the history of the extraterrestrial life debate courtesy of Dr. Parandis Tajbakhsh from the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences.
Location: UTSC Library Makerspace

September 21st, 5-6 p.m.University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: The Dentistry Edition

UofT students, staff and faculty can join us to edit Wikipedia for their favourite dental topic. Instructions on creating an account and editing a page will be provided. The event is free, but registraion is required.

September 21st, 5-8 p.m.Dentistry Building University of Toronto124 Edward Street, Toronto, ONMore information

The Story Collider

The Story Collider is an evening of storytelling about science but more importantly about the people involved. Join our incredible storytellers as they share personal stories of the trials, tribulations and sometimes triumphs of science. Storytellers are:

David Evans – Curator of Paleontology at the ROM Renee Hlozek – Dunlap Institute Astrophysicist Cylita Guy – EEB Graduate Student Dan Weaver – Atmospheric Physics Grad Student Vanessa Vakharia – The Math Guru

Tickets are $10 and the event is scheduled for September 21st at the Tranzac Club at 7 p.m

September 21st, 6:30-9 p.m.Tranzac Club292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2More information

Stimulating Science Discussion and Debate

Our Great Conversations speaker kicks off during Science Literacy Week with award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki.

Human beings have become the driving force shaping the properties of the biosphere. As the urgency of climate change becomes clear, Suzuki questions whether we have the foresight to choose a path to survival or allow economics and politics to drive us in the opposite direction.

This though-provoking presentation by Canada’s preeminent environmental activist is sure to fuel great conversations long after the evening is over.

September 21st, 7:30 p.m.Ontario Science Centre770 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 1T3More information

Let There Be Light Screening

Surely the most ambitious ongoing project on the planet, scientists from the wealthiest countries have gathered in the French countryside to create an artificial sun. The end goal? Energy for the whole world. With time and money poured into the experiment, its failure would be a huge blow against the quest for alternative energy sources. Meanwhile, independent engineers are working on their own towards the same results, to harness nuclear fusion as a sustainable solution. Let There Be Light gives you insider access to this epic science experiment as some of the world’s greatest minds strive to make a monumental breakthrough. http://ow.ly/lG5y30ehyHF

Co-director Mila Aung-Thwin will be in attendance for post-screening Q&As on September 22 (6:30 p.m.), September 23 (3:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.) and September 24 (12:30 p.m.).

September 22nd-28th, various timesHot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3More information

YorkU BioBlitz – help identify & count species at York

A BioBlitz is an event that brings together experts and the community to inventory all species found within a given area and time period. Participants will find and identify species, which will then be verified by experts. Experts also guide instruction on identification methods and provide general information about biodiversity and biodiversity conservation.

The York University BioBlitz is open to all York University members and is free to attend! Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/york-university-bioblitz-tickets-37697288605 On the day of the event, please come to Lumbers, Room 126, to sign in and meet your group. Your group will then head out to your survey location.

If you have not downloaded the iNaturalist app, please do so! iNaturalist is a free app that is available from Google Play or the App Store. You can also use it from your browser (https://www.inaturalist.org/). No device? – We will provide paper forms to record observations.

September 22nd, all dayYork University – Lumbers Building room 1264700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3More information

Let’s Talk Science @ Gerstein

Join us for exciting, hands-on demonstrations on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

September 22nd, 12 p.m.Gerstein Science Information Centre – University of TorontoSigmund Samuel Library Building, 9 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M7A 1A5More information

Meet Zuul! A New Armored Dinosaur at the Royal Ontario Museum

This event is being streamed live from S. Walter Stewart Branch using telepresence technology. ?

Join palaeontologist Dr. Victoria Arbour to learn all about a brand new dinosaur named Zuul crurivastator, the destroyer of shins! Zuul was an armoured dinosaur with a tail club and its skeleton is one of the best of its kind ever discovered. He is named after a fictional monster from the 1984 film Ghostbusters.

Presented as part of Science Literacy Week!

Friday, September 22nd, 7-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library – Cedarbrae Branch
545 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 2A1
More information

Meet Zuul! A New Armored Dinosaur at the Royal Ontario Museum

This event is being streamed live from S. Walter Stewart Branch using telepresence technology. ?

Join palaeontologist Dr. Victoria Arbour to learn all about a brand new dinosaur named Zuul crurivastator, the destroyer of shins! Zuul was an armoured dinosaur with a tail club and its skeleton is one of the best of its kind ever discovered. He is named after a fictional monster from the 1984 film Ghostbusters.

Presented as part of Science Literacy Week!

Friday, September 22nd, 7-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library – York Woods Branch1785 Finch Ave W, North York, ON M3N 1M6More information

“STEM Story Time – Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!

Join us at the library for a special story time dedicated to a STEM concept: shapes! There will be fun stories and activities to explore this concept.

Friday, September 22nd, 10-11 a.m.Toronto Public Library – Forest Hill Branch700 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N 1B9More information

VR Experience

While the technology has been around for quite some time, the decreasing cost of computing and increasing power of everyday computers have brought Virtual Reality back into the mainstream. The medium is attracting technologists, artists, filmmakers, educators–and even the Toronto Public Library!

After a short history of Virtual Reality, we will demo the HTC Vive Virtual Reality platform.

Saturday, September 23rd, 10-11 a.m.Toronto Public Library – Evelyn Gregory Branch120 Trowell Ave, Toronto, ON M6M 1L7More information

Knit a Neuron with Tahani!

Knit a Neuron with Tahani of Purple Lilac Amiguri!

Come, learn to knit a neuron and maybe take home more brain power than you came with!

All materials provided.

September 23rd, 12:30-1:30 p.m.MaRSDD101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7More information

Kids Code Jeunesse Workshop

These 2-hour workshops will invite children to build a coding project with Scratch based on the book The Darkest Dark, by the astronaut Chris Hadfield.

September 23rd, 2-4 p.m.Malvern Library – Toronto Public Library30 Sewells Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 3G5More information

ROM Family Funday: Brilliant Science

Let curiosity get the best of you as the ROM celebrates science with exciting discoveries and hands-on activities. Meet real scientists and incredible creatures in this fun-filled day of scientific inquiry! All activities included with Museum admission.

September 24th, 11-4 p.m.Royal Ontario Museum100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6More information

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science, a unique science outreach program started in the U.K. 8 years ago, was launched in North America on May 13, 2017. The goal is to make science accessible to everyone while promoting the amazing and often under-represented female researchers in our City. We had so much this Spring at Yonge-Dundas Square that we’re running it again at Word on the Street in September!
What better way to bring science to the streets than at a street festival all about literacy? Hosted along the waterfront at Harbourfront Centre, Word on the Street brings together the finest talent in Canadian Literature. We’ve teamed up with the Ontario Science Centre to bring Soapbox Science to Toronto again. This time, Canadian scientists will add their voices to the amazing line-up of speakers & authors.

You’ll find our stupendous Soapbox Scientists discussing everything from how your eye develops to galactic star formations.

September 24th, 12-3 p.m.Word on the Street Festival @ Harbourfront Centre235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8More information

Great Lakes Water Walk

The source of all life on Earth – water – is sacred to Canada’s First Nations Peoples. That special relationship is the inspiration behind this year’s first annual Great Lakes Water Walk on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Toronto’s Waterfront Trail. Led by Indigenous Grandmothers, Knowledge Holders, and Elders, with collaboration and guidance from Nibi Emosaawdamajig and Ecologos, the Great Lakes Water Walk unites First Peoples and Canadians in a symbolic walk towards reconciliation through a shared reverence for life-sustaining water, and to ensure the health and well-being of the Great Lakes of Ontario for future generations.

September 24th, 6-3:30 p.m.Bluffers Park – Eastern Start/ J.C Saddington Park – Western Start1 Brimley Road S, Scarborough, ON M1M 3W3More information

Introduction to Astronomy

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a talk on Astronomy. If the weather permits, there will be an opportunity to look through a telescope and view the evening sky

Tuesday, September 26th, 6:30- 8 p.m.Toronto Public Library – Fort York Branch190 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 0E7More information

The Human Body Lab Tour

Join Humber College on this limited availability unique experience to tour the human body lab!

Wednesday, September 20th, 12p.m and 1 p.m.Humber College – room F411205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7More information

Sparking Science

For Science Literacy Week (September 18th-24th, 2017), we’re organizing a conference to showcase women working in science with a social purpose. Drawing from different fields of science, ages and backgrounds, these scientists will mentor young women entering grade 9 this fall in Durham Region. Our goal is to increase science literacy and demonstrate that a career in science is fun, satisfying and comes in many different shapes and forms!

Thursday, September 21stUniversity of Toronto – Scarborough Campus1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4More information

Science Lab for Kids

Calling all little scientists to come and perform some fun experiments with us. Part of Science Literacy Week.
School Age Children

Monday, September 18th, 4-5 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Jones Branch118 Jones Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2Z9More information

After School Club: Astronomy

Staff from the Ontario Science Centre will offer an interactive talk on astronomy. Ages 6 and up. Call branch for details.

Wednesday, September 20th, 4-5 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Eatonville Branch430 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9B 2B1More information

Oobleck: The Non-Newtonian Fluid for Kids!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Jane/Dundas Branch620 Jane St, York, ON M6S 4A6More information

Science Literacy Days!

Featuring book giveaways, science challenges and workshops!

September 18th, 3-6:30 p.m.21 Windermere Avenue21 Windermere Ave, Toronto, ON, M6S 4V4More information

Science Literacy Days!

Featuring book giveaways, science challenges and workshops!

September 19th, 3-6:30 p.m.190 Woolner Avenue190 Woolner Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6N 1Y3More information

Science Literacy Days!

Featuring book giveaways, science challenges and workshops!

September 21st, 3-6:30 p.m.285 Shuter Ave.285 Shuter Ave., Toronto, ON, M5A 1W5More information

Science Literacy Days!

Featuring book giveaways, science challenges and workshops!

September 22nd, 3-6:30 p.m.4 Vendome Place4 Vendome Place , Toronto, ON, M3C 1E1More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.Quandl625 Church Street,Suite 400, Toronto Ontario,More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.Telus25 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 2V5More information

From Euclid to Einstein: Milestones in the History of Science

Come to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library to see and touch some of the iconic books in the history of science. Flip the pages of originals by Darwin, Galileo, Newton and more in this incredible showcase of the library’s collections.

SEPT. 21ST, 4-7 P.m.Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library – University of Toronto120 ST GEORGE ST, TORONTO, ON, M5S 1A5More information

Biology Day

Celebrate science literacy week with amazing biology activities at Ryerson!

Monday, September 18th, 12-3 p.m.Ryerson University Student Learning Centre341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More information

Physics Day!

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with awesome physics experiments at Ryerson!

Tuesday, September 19th, 12-3 p.m.Ryerson University Student Learning Centre341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More information

Chemistry Day!

Celebrate science literacy week with awesome Chemistry experiments at Ryerson!

Wednesday, September 20th, 12-3 p.m.Ryerson University Student Learning Centre341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More information

Math and Computer Science Day!

Celebrate coding, math and more for sci lit week at Ryerson!

Thursday, September 22nd, 12-3 p.m.Ryerson University Student Learning Centre341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Science Challenge Club

The library is your laboratory! Can you build a chair out of newspapers? Can you drop an egg off a balcony and keep it from breaking? Take the challenge and join us for cool hands-on experiments! For ages 9 to 12. Registration begins Monday, August 28, 2017. For more information, please call the branch at 416-395-5750.

Sept. 22nd, 4-5 p.m as part of a longer running programToronto Public Library, Fairview Branch35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON M2J 4S4More information

Open Data Book Club

A book club – but with open data sets! Data miners, analysts and engaged Torontonians are invited to join these monthly discussions to get a better understanding of their government. At each event, members review, analyze and find trends using government open data sets alongside the staff members who are responsible for them.

Sept. 21st, 6-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Toronto Reference Library789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8More information

Virtual Reality Experience

Join us for an evening of Virtual Reality gaming and programs. This monthly program will explore various VR titles as a hands on introduction to VR. Each participant will have 15 minute to explore from our selection of VR programs and games.

Sept. 19th, 6-8 p.m. as part of longer running programToronto Public Library, Scarborough Civic Centre Branch156 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N7More information

Inorganic Market: Drop off your electronic waste!

Keep hazardous electronic waste out of landfills! Bring your TVs, computers, phones, and other unused electronics for safe disposal.

All the material collected at the event is sent to ADL Process for recycling. ADL Process is an Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) provincially certified processor based in Toronto for waste electronics.

The Inorganic Market is a trademark owned by the not-for-profit, Social Entrepreneur Launch Factor (SELF) which works with entrepreneurs to develop businesses that have social aspects at their core operation. iRecycle Computers is a business that is providing the service & technical aspects of the collection event. All revenue generated from the recycling of e-waste goes to SELF to grow community events.

For more information, visit inorganicmarket.ca or contact the branch.

Sept. 23rd, 10 – 2 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Runnymede Branch2178 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8More information

LEGO Digital Designer

Through the LEGO Digital Designer, participants will be introduced to the crazy world of 3D Design by creating an awesome digital LEGO creation! Great for ages 9 and up!

Registration is required and will open on September 9th at 9:00 am. You can order free tickets by clicking on the link below.

Sept. 23rd, 2:30-3:30 p.m.Toronto Public Library, College/Shaw Branch766 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C4More information

Kerplunk! The search for sound

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by exploring the invisible world of sound! Experiment and create tools to play with pitch, volume, and vibrations. Ages 6-12.

Sept. 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Don Mills Branch888 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P6More information

LEGO Mindstorms Battlebots

Come and join in the fun of LEGO Mindstorms Robotics. You and your team will race, build, and wrestle your robots against other teams while exploring robotics, coding, and engineering concepts and problems.
Ages 9-14

Sept. 23rd, 11-12:30 a.m.Toronto Public Library, Pape/Danforth branch701 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3S6More information

Bottles Up Science

Presented as part of Science Literacy Week , children will take part in several experiments to explore how simple household ingredients can be turned into a fun, learning experience about science. Registration is required.

Sept. 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Morningside Branch4279 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1E 2S8More information

The Bridge Challenge!

Design and build a bridge using materials provided and see how much weight your bridge can support! A fun weekend activity for children and family.

For preschool and school aged children. Drop-in.

Sept. 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Forest Hill Branch700 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N 1B9More information

Paper Marbling

Learn the Science behind paper marbling and watch ordinary paper get transformed into colourful masterpieces!

Sept. 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Thorncliffe Branch48 Thorncliffe Park Dr, East York, ON M4H 1J7More information

Meet Zuul, a New Armored Dinosaur at the ROM!

Join palaeontologist Dr. Victoria Arbour to learn all about a brand new dinosaur named Zuul crurivastator, the destroyer of shins! Zuul was an armoured dinosaur with a tail club and its skeleton is one of the best of its kind ever discovered. He is named after a fictional monster from the 1984 film Ghostbusters.

Sept. 22nd, 7-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library, S. Walter Stewart Branch170 Memorial Park Ave, East York, ON M4J 2K5More information

iMovie for Beginners

An introduction to using iMovie on the Mac. Basic video editing techniques will be taught like using transitions and titles, adding audio and a soundtrack, cutting and splicing, and mastering the timeline.

Registration is required and will open on September 8th at 9:00 am. You can order free tickets by clicking on the link below.

Sept. 22nd, 4-5:30 p.m.Toronto Public Library, College/Shaw766 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C4More information

Gadget Fun for Adults

Want to try driving a small robot? Want to investigate how circuits work? Indulge your inner kid and explore the world of Wonder Robots, Sphero Sprk+ and Snap Circuits.

Sept. 22nd, 1-2:30 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Brentwood Branch36 Brentwood Rd N, Etobicoke, ON M8X 2B5More information

Smartphone Filmmaking

Learn how to maximize the true potential of your smartphone’s camera using both the basic features and external apps. Basic filmmaking techniques such as composition, lighting and audio recording techniques will also be explored. Particiapnts are asked to be bring their own mobile device (smart phone or tablet).

Registration is required and will open on September 7th at 9:00 am. You can order free tickets by clicking on the link below.

For children ages 6-12. Drop in program.

Sept. 21st, 4-5:30 p.m.Toronto Public Library, College/Shaw Branch766 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C4More information

Paper Airplane Design

Do you like to fold paper airplanes? Join us for a showdown to see whose plane design can fly the furthest or hit the mark. Learn about the concept of lift and apply techniques to improve your design.

For children ages 6-12. Drop in program.

Sept. 21st, 4-5 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Scarborough Civic Centre156 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N7More information

Meet Zuul, a new armored dinosaur at the Royal Ontario Museum

Join palaeontologist Dr. Victoria Arbour to learn all about a brand new dinosaur named Zuul crurivastator, the destroyer of shins! Zuul was an armoured dinosaur with a tail club and its skeleton is one of the best of its kind ever discovered. He is named after a fictional monster from the 1984 film Ghostbusters.

Sept. 21st, 6:30-7:30 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Yorkville Branch22 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 1L4More information

Not your Granddad’s Weed

Join us for a discussion with Forensic Toxicologist Jim Wigmore who will discuss the history and prohibition of cannabis and compare it with alcohol. He will also be talking about the various forms of cannabis and their potential risks as well as how cannabis has changed from the 1960s and 70s.

Jim will also show the difference between smoking cannabis and edible cannabis and discuss several of the cannabinoids including CBD and their potential use as medicine. The lecture will conclude with a discussion on the problems of cannabis and driving.

Sept. 21st, 6-7 p.m.Toronto Public Library, St. James Town Branch495 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M4X 1K7More information

Hygiene Hypothesis: Is playing in the mud good for your health?

Is being too clean making us sick? Graduate students from the University of Toronto will tackle this question and more as we explore the link between germs and disease. We will discuss how bacteria and parasites can “educate” our immune system, and how that may affect the incidence of allergies and autoimmune diseases in the developing vs. the developed world.

Sept. 21st, 6-6:45 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Jones Branch118 Jones Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2Z9More information

Science Literacy Week: Preschool Crafts

Using old CDs and craft supplies, preschoolers and caregivers can make an animal zoo or a robot family.

Sept. 21st, 10-11 a.m.Toronto Public Library, Brentwood Branch36 Brentwood Rd N, Etobicoke, ON M8X 2B5More information

TED Talks Science

Grab your lunch and come celebrate Science Literacy Week!

Watch a sampling of the top TED Science ideas worth spreading in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less)in video format.

Drop in program – bagged lunch optional.

Sept. 20th, 12-1 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Brentwood Branch36 Brentwood Rd N, Etobicoke, ON M8X 2B5More information

Science Literacy Week: Make your own slime!

Explore this strange product of everyday chemistry. For school age children. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7717.

Sept. 20th, 4-5 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Gerrard/Ashdale Branch1432 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z6More information

Science Spectacular!

Celebrate Science Week and join us for a science spectacular! We’ll have special demonstrations, hands-on science experiments, and lots of fun!

Free. Drop in, bring a friend.

For school age kids 6-12.

Sept. 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Parliament Street269 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2G3More information

Climate change and snapping turtles

Melanie Massey,a Master’s student at the University of Toronto is currently working with Snapping Turtles in Algonquin Park. She is investigating how climate change will affect Common Snapping Turtles, a species whose gender is determined by temperatures of their nest. Drop In to her Science Literacy Booth and discover much more!

Sept. 19th, 2-4 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Brentwood branch36 Brentwood Rd N, Etobicoke, ON M8X 2B5More information

Intro to 3D design

A hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to create simple 3D designs and become familiar with various 3D design applications such as Fusion 360 and Sculptris.

Registration is required and will open on September 5th at 9:00 am. You can order free tickets by clicking on the link below.

Sept. 19th, 6:30-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library, College/Shaw branch766 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C4More information

Science at the South Pole

Imagine viewing the leftover light from the Big Bang while stationed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Professor Keith Vanderlinde from the University of Toronto has done just that. Professor Vanderlinde will talk about his work with the 10m South Pole Telescope, and the science that convinced him to undertake an eleven-month “winterover” position working on-location with the telescope.

Sept. 19th, 7-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch40 Orchard View Blvd, Toronto, ON M4R 1B9More information

Building to save the planet

Come hear about Canada’s Greenest Home with green builder Lorna Storey. Together, we’ll discuss what we can do as individuals and as a community to help sustain the planet that sustains us. Using visuals and actual performance measures, Lorna will show how we can approach new construction and renovations to reduce energy costs, increase home comfort and save the planet!

Sept. 19th, 7-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Queen/Saulter Branch765 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H3More information

Nature’s Destructive Fury

Throughout its 4.5 billion year history, Earth has been threatened by cataclysmic events such as extreme volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts but the planet itself survived. Astrophysicist and PhD student Alysa Obertas, will discuss some of the ways that nature can destroy planets.

Sept. 19th, 7-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Hillcrest Branch5801 Leslie St, North York, ON M2H 1J8More information

Enduring Wilderness: Toronto’s Natural Parklands

Toronto’s extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and even embraced as great civic spaces.

Enduring Wilderness: Toronto’s Natural Parklands was commissioned by the City of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of these wilderness parks.

Meet renowned photographer Robert Burley who will discuss the parklands as integral parts of urban life, from breathtaking lake views of the Scarborough Bluffs to glimpses of the densely wooded trails in the Carolinian forests of Rouge Park, Canada’s first and only urban national park.

Burley’s photos are augmented with selections of poetry and prose by some of Toronto’s best-known writers, including Toronto’s Poet Laureate Anne Michaels who will be joining Robert for this special presentation at Riverdale Branch.

Sept. 19th, 7-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Riverdale Branch370 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2M8More information

Aging and Immunity

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us fight against infectious diseases. As we age this defence mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impair its ability to function properly. This presentation will introduce the immune system as well as our current definition of aging and its impact on immunity against infection. This talk is delivered by SciChat, a student-run adult outreach initiative by the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto.

Sept. 18th, 7-8 p.m.Toronto Public Library, Annette Street Branch145 Annette St, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3More information

Vaughan

STEAM Club

Join us each week as we explore the world of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Ages 7 +.

September 19th, 7-8 p.m.Bathurst Clark Resource Library – Vaughan Public Library900 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J 8C1More information

STEAM Storytime

Preschoolers are naturally curious — they thrive on exploration and discovery! Join us as we investigate early Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through songs, stories, and interactive play. For ages 2-5 with parent or caregiver.

September 20th, 10:30-11:15 a.m.Dufferin Clark Library – Vaughan Public Library1441 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J 7R4More information

Get Certified!

Attend one workshop to learn equipment basics and how to use software to create your project. Next, you can book time for staff to bring your project to life. Ages 13 and up. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite at vplgetcertified.eventbrite.ca.

September 18th, 6:30-8 p.m.Civic Centre Resource Library2191 Major MacKenzie Dr W, Vaughan, ON L6A 4W2More information

Waterloo

E-Health Literacy Information Session

Come hear how to find, understand, and appraise online health information. This presentation gives an overview on how and where to find online health information, what to look out for, good questions to ask, and how to communicate what you find to your health team.

September 18th, 10 a.m.UWaterloo – DC1301200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1More information

Science Cafe

This Science Café is one of the events organized by the University of Waterloo Library during Science Literacy Week. Aimed to promote public engagement with science in an informal, discussion-rich setting, this event will feature three postdocs from the Faculty of Science. In addition to the individual’s research interest, the panel also highlights how and why a scientist’s research question is formulated. You will be able to network and gain insights into how to kickstart your next projects. Free coffee and cookies on us 🙂

September 20th, 4:30-6 p.m.UWaterloo – Grad House200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1More information

TSN Artemis Academy Space Flight Simulation

Join TSN Artemis Academy and learn to pilot your single seat spacecraft with their unique and immersive computer simulation. As a cadet, learn about Headings, Bearings, Course and Altitude in space using four degrees of freedom. You will get to learn by play, exploration and experimentation through verbal communication and action with a star ship bridge.
All sill levels welcome. No prior experience required. Must be 16 years of age and over to participate.
Space is very limited for this special program. Please only register for one session. Registration opens September 13.

Wednesday, September 20th, 6:30-7 p.m.Main Library – Waterloo Public Library35 Albert St, Waterloo, ON N2L 5E2More information

TSN Artemis Academy Space Flight Simulation

Join TSN Artemis Academy and learn to pilot your single seat spacecraft with their unique and immersive computer simulation. As a cadet, learn about Headings, Bearings, Course and Altitude in space using four degrees of freedom. You will get to learn by play, exploration and experimentation through verbal communication and action with a star ship bridge.
All sill levels welcome. No prior experience required. Must be 16 years of age and over to participate.
Space is very limited for this special program. Please only register for one session. Registration opens September 13.

Wednesday, September 20th, 7-7:30 p.m.Main Library – Waterloo Public Library35 Albert St, Waterloo, ON N2L 5E2More information

TSN Artemis Academy Space Flight Simulation

Join TSN Artemis Academy and learn to pilot your single seat spacecraft with their unique and immersive computer simulation. As a cadet, learn about Headings, Bearings, Course and Altitude in space using four degrees of freedom. You will get to learn by play, exploration and experimentation through verbal communication and action with a star ship bridge.
All sill levels welcome. No prior experience required. Must be 16 years of age and over to participate.
Space is very limited for this special program. Please only register for one session. Registration opens September 13.

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:30-8 p.m.Main Library – Waterloo Public Library35 Albert St, Waterloo, ON N2L 5E2More information


PD Day: Science Mania with ESQ and WPL

Join us this PD day for a day of science exploration and fun!
Drop in and learn how rockets work, crickets store energy, how cars might be made safer or how computer codes and circuits work. With over 15 stations of hands-on interactive science to explore you are in for a crazy, mind blowing day off from school.

Friday, September 22nd, 12-3 p.m.John M Harper Branch – Waterloo Public Library500 Fischer-Hallman Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 0B1More information

Butterfly Life cycle for Science Literacy Week

Learn how butterflies survive and thrive at each stage of their lives. The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory will be here with various critters and lots of cool facts. Ages 6 to 11 years old. Registration opens September 15.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2-3 p.m.Main Library – Waterloo Public Library35 Albert St, Waterloo, ON N2L 5E2More 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

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.Google51 Breithaupt St, Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5More information

Wellington

Makerclubs – Mimetics Robotic

Join Myke from Mimetics Digital Education for a 6 week robotics workshop using Jade Robots. Cost: $30/child for 6 one hour sessions. No robotics experience required! For more information, visit www.mimetics.ca

Tuesday, September 19th, 4-5 p.m.Wellington Public Library261 Main St., Wellington, K0K 3L0More information

Whitby

Science Literacy Week Adult Program with the Science Ninjas at Central

Welcome the Science Ninjas with Science Everywhere! This is a hands-on workshop with science sprinkled throughout. We’ll be screenprinting our own phosphorescent tees. There will also be various light/optics based interactive objects to experiment with, including a massive phosphorescent canvas. The science of phosphorescence and other types of luminescence will be explained throughout the session.

This program is for adults 18+ and registration is required.

Sept. 21th, 7-9 p.m.Whitby Public Library, Central Branch405 Dundas St W, Whitby, ON L1N 6A1More information