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Thunder Bay Science Festival

 

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Thank you for joining us for the 9th annual Thunder Bay Science Festival.

Congratulations to all of our partners on a successful week of science, innovation, and fun! To stay in touch during the year, please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ScienceNorthThunderBay


2021 Science Festival Events:

CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS

Bring Science North to your classroom! Your students will participate in interactive online workshops that will inspire a love for STEM.

Date: Tuesday, February 16–18, 2021
Location: Online

Special registration required! Space is limited. First come, first served. To register, email richard [at] sciencenorth.ca

NERD NITE

Join us for an exciting night of nerding out about all things COVID-19 related. Learn about how misinformation spreads, the local response from our Thunder Bay District Health Unit and test your knowledge with trivia by Dave!

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Online
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE — Register 

LIVE STREAM SCIENCE SHOWCASE

We’re wrapping up the Thunder Bay Science Festival with an epic science blowout – literally! From fire to chemical reactions, let us dazzle you with incredible science demonstrations that are sure to get you excited! We’ll also lead you through a few DIY science activities and introduce you to some of our superstar live animal ambassadors!

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Streamed live on Science North Thunder Bay’s Facebook Page
Time: 1:00pm–2:30pm
Cost: FREE

A Collaborative Venture Under the Direction Of:

science north

Sponsored By:

ontario power generation  

Supported By:

parks canada logo  ecosuperior

sleeping giant brewing company logo  thunder bay public library logo

A Proud Member Of:

science festival alliance logo

For any questions regarding the festival, if you are interested in sponsoring the festival, or would like to be considered as an exhibitor, you may contact us at: scifest [at] sciencenorth.ca


NORTH BAY SCIENCE FESTIVAL

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Thank you for joining us for the 4th annual North Bay Science Festival!

Congratulations to all of our partners on a successful weekend of science, innovation, and fun! To stay in touch during the year, please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/NBSciFest


2021 Science Festival Events:

THINK HUB DAY WITH SCIENCE NORTH AND THE NORTH BAY MUSEUM

Experience the recently reopened Science North THINK Hub at the North Bay Museum this PA Day.  Tinker, Hack, Innovate, Network, and Know! Bring your inspiration and innovation, embrace failure and challenge yourself to try something different! 

Visitors can participate in a variety of challenges including building a musical instrument, constructing a chain reaction, and special workshop activities with Science North Bluecoats.

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 
Time: 10am–1pm
Location: North Bay Museum, 100 Ferguson Street, North Bay, ON P1B 1W8
Cost: FREE

SCIENCE AT THE NORTH BAY MALL

The North Bay Science Festival team will be at the North Bay Mall for some Saturday fun! Stop by for some cool science activities, take home STEM kits, and other free goodies!

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Time: 10am–2pm
LocationNorth Bay Mall, 300 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, ON P1A 3V2

FOREST TALK RADIO GUIDED HIKE AT LAURIER WOODS CONSERVATION AREA

Forest science meets folklore in this award-winning radio comedy starring the trees, and an entertaining fungus, at Laurier Woods Conservation Area. Bring your smart phone and join multi-media artist and creator of Forest Talk Radio, David Merleau, on this unique guided hike at Laurier Woods. Who knew trees – and science – could be so entertaining! 

Download the Forest Talk Radio app at foresttalkradio.ca. Assistance downloading will be available before the hike if needed. In accordance with public health guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required at this event.

(This talk will be presented in English)

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Time: 10am
LocationLaurier Woods Conservation Area, Brule Street, North Bay, ON P1A 3Z5

This event is hosted by the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority. For more information, call 705-497-4999.

NORTH BAY SANTA CLAUS PARADE

Get into the festive spirit and look for the North Bay Science Festival team sharing science as part of the North Bay Santa Claus Parade!

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Time: 12pm
Location: For parade route and more information on the parade, check out the City of North Bay website.


A Collaborative Venture Under the Direction Of:

science north

In Partnership With:

north bay and district chamber of commerce logo  north bay-mattawa conservation authority logo

nnsri 1305 logo  ignite north bay logo  safesight exploration inc logo

AB créations logo  les compagnons des francs loisirs logo

north bay museum logo

nipissing university logo

ontario ministry of northern development, mines, natural resources and forestry logo

A Proud Member Of:

science festival alliance logo

For any questions regarding the festival, if you are interested in sponsoring the festival, or would like to be considered as an exhibitor, you may contact us at: scifest [at] sciencenorth.ca


Kenora SCIENCE FESTIVAL

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Thank you for joining us for the 2nd annual Kenora Science Festival!

Congratulations to all of our partners on a successful week of science, innovation, and fun! See you in 2022 for the 3rd annual Kenora Science Festival!


2021 Science Festival Events:

SCIENCE AT THE MARKET

The Matiowski Farmers’ Market is getting an extra dose of science! Join Science North Bluecoats and other Science Festival partners for exciting demonstrations, activities, and displays as you shop during the Wednesday Farmer’s Market.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Whitecap Pavillion, Bernier Dr., Kenora, ON, P9N 1S4
Time: 8:30am–2:00pm

BLUECOAT TALK WITH ARTIST RUTH CUTHAND

Science North and The Muse are proud to present a Bluecoat Talk with artist Ruth Cuthand.

Ruth Cuthand was born in 1954 on Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatchewan, and she is of Plains Cree, and Scottish ancestry. She is a member of Little Pine First Nation but spent most of her childhood in Cardston, Alberta, near the Blood Reserve. For more than 40 years she has used her art as a platform to present historic and contemporary Indigenous / settler experiences, with an emphasis on Indigenous health.

Her exhibition, Beads of Truth, is on display at the Douglas Family Art Centre from September 17 to November 27, 2021. The exhibition features a variety of artworks from Cuthand that bring a greater awareness to the history of diseases which devastated First Nations peoples upon contact with European settlers, brings to light specific historical campaigns to subjugate Indigenous peoples, addresses current struggles of poor conditions for those living on First Nation reserves, and acknowledges the intergenerational trauma inherited by subsequent generations through today.

Tune in live and join the conversation between Ruth Cuthand and Science North Bluecoat Grace Schmidt.

This talk will be presented in English.

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Streamed live online here
Time: 12:00pm–1:00pm

SCIENCE TRIVIA NIGHT AT BOB'S BURGER BAR

Join the Young Professionals Network at Bob’s Burger Bar and show off your science smarts with three rounds of sensational science related trivia. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be Einstein to enjoy this event!

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Bob's Burger Bar, 152 Main St. S, Kenora, ON, P9N 1S9
Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm

SCIENCE AT THE DISCOVERY CENTRE

Drop by the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre and join us for some special science activities! Join Bimose Tribal Council and Grand Council Treaty #3 as they demonstrate traditional rice harvesting techniques on the grounds of the Discovery Centre and then head inside to check out activities with the Science of Guinness World Records Northern Tour, THINK Hub and Northern Nature Trading.

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre, 931 Lakeview Dr., Kenora, ON, P9N 3P8
Time: 11:00am–6:00pm (rice harvesting activity runs until 5pm, all other activities until 6pm)

BRAIN TAP

What’s better than beer and science? Join us at Lake of the Woods Brewery Taproom for an evening of entertaining science speakers, science experiments, and a touch of trivia!

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Lake of the Woods Brewing Company Taproom, 350 2nd St. S, Kenora, ON, P9N 1G5
Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm

SCIENCE CARNIVAL

This one-day community event provides families with the opportunity to participate in engaging and fun science, innovation, and technology activities. Visit with exhibitors showcasing hands-on presentations, labs and attractions, all using local and global science concepts and engineering principles. Also enjoy spectacular live science shows and entertainment.

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Whitecap Pavilion, Bernier Dr., Kenora ON, P9N 1S4
Time: 11:00am–4:00pm

A Collaborative Venture Under the Direction Of:

science north

Sponsored By:

alfred p. sloan foundation

In Partnership With:

city of kenora

matiowski farmers market  IISD experimental lakes area

kenora catholic district school board  lake of the woods brewing company

keewatin patricia district school board

muse lake of the woods museum douglas family art centre

northwestern ontario innovation centre

confederation lake of the woods campus

bimose tribal council

grand council treaty #3

A Proud Member Of:

science festival alliance logo

For any questions regarding the festival, if you are interested in sponsoring the festival, or would like to be considered as an exhibitor, you may contact us at: scifest [at] sciencenorth.ca


sault ste. marie science festival

 

sault ste. marie science festival

Thank you for joining us for the 7th annual Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival!

Congratulations to all of our partners on a successful week of science, innovation, and fun! To stay in touch during the year, please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/SSMSciFest

 

^ YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE SCIENCE CARNIVAL PLAYLIST HERE! ^


2021 Science Festival Events:

(All of the events listed below will be presented in English only)

VIRTUAL FAMILY SCIENCE CARNIVAL

Cap off your Science Festival experience with exciting live shows and a library of awesome videos showcasing cool science from Sault Ste. Marie! Be sure to fill out and submit your carnival passport to be entered for your chance to win a Science Festival prize.

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021 – Saturday, June 26, 2021

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IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE! TRIVIA NIGHT

Test your science trivia knowledge by joining us for a virtual Trivia Night! Science is part of our everyday lives, so you don’t have to be an expert – just be willing to have fun! Plus, there are prizes to be won!

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 7pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tickets: FREE

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Hosted by the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library in collaboration with Science North and local science community partners.

ARTIE (ADVANCED RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION EXPO)

This annual event is offered by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre to elementary school students from Grades 1 to Grade 8. Students will participate virtually in hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations featuring a wide variety of science exhibitors, all with the opportunity to meet and interact with scientists in the fields including biology, environmental sciences, computer sciences, robotics and technology, and so much more!

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 10am–2pm

Registration is available to school groups only. For more information, contact scifest [at] sciencenorth.ca


A Collaborative Venture Under the Direction Of:

science north

In Partnership With:

canadian bushplane heritage centre

invasive species centre  entomica insectarium

sault ste marie public library  

sault college  sault ste. marie innovation centre

canadian forest service  fisheries and oceans canada

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A Proud Recipient Of:

feo 2017 achievement award

A Proud Member Of:

science festival alliance logo

For any questions regarding the festival, if you are interested in sponsoring the festival, or would like to be considered as an exhibitor, you may contact us at: scifest [at] sciencenorth.ca

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