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NORTHERN ONTARIO SCIENCE FESTIVALS!

Thunder Bay Science Festival

thunder bay science festival

The 8th annual Thunder Bay Science Festival will take place in February 2020!

Get ready for a fact-filled, fun-filled week of science events with hands-on learning, exploring and discovery.

Please stay tuned for more details.

2019 Science Festival Events:

SNOWDAY

Join Science North for Snowday at Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina where we’ll have outdoor winter science on the go!

Date: Monday, February 18, 2019
Location: Marina Park (Sleeping Giant Pkwy)
Time: 12pm–5pm
Cost: FREE

NERD NITE

A regular event where nerds and those who love them get together to drink beer and give 20-ish-minute presentations to other nerds on subjects that are ostensibly of great interest to nerds. Past topics include the chemistry of coffee, meat-eating plants, how drug use affects the musical brain, and bike-nomics. It's like the Discovery Channel, with beer. Plus Trivia! This year’s festival line up included a researcher from Laurentian University, Dr. Thomas Merritt, discussing the genetics of what makes us a lefty or a righty. And one of Science North’s very own Staff Scientists, Kaitlin Richard, talking about how insects go “bump” in the night (wink!).

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Location: Sleeping Giant Brewery (712 Macdonell St.)
Time: 7pm–9pm
Cost: FREE

STEM CHALLENGE 2019

Science North is excited to offer an action-packed experience for secondary schools that will provide an opportunity for teams of students from grades 9 to 12 to experience science challenges competing against the clock. 

STEM Challenge is a series of problem-solving activities that provide fun hands-on learning and require students to apply their problem-solving skills and knowledge of science in creative ways. STEM Challenge aims to inspire interest and foster inquisition in science, engineering and technology.

Date:

  • Tuesday, February 19 (French students)
  • Wednesday, February 20 (English students)

Registration is by invitation to secondary schools.

For more information contact: roy [at] sciencenorth.ca

SCIENCE CARNIVAL

This one-day community event provides families with the opportunity to participate in engaging, and fun science and technology activities, visit with well over 20 exhibitors showcasing presentations, labs and attractions, all using local and global science concepts and engineering principles. Also enjoy live science shows and entertainment for a festive event! Don’t forget to stop by the Entomica booth to handle live insects like you’ve never seen before!

Date : Saturday, February 23, 2019
Location : Victoriaville Mall (125 Syndicate Ave S)
Time : 1pm–5pm
Cost: FREE


sault ste. marie science festival

sault ste. marie science festival

The 6th annual Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival will take place in April 2020!

Get ready for a fact-filled, fun-filled week of science events with hands-on learning, exploring and discovery.

Please stay tuned for more details.

 


NORTH BAY SCIENCE FESTIVAL

north bay science festival

Thank you for joining us for the third annual North 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/NBSciFest and join us in Fall 2020 for the fourth annual North Bay Science Festival!

2019 Science Festival Events:

SCIENCE INNOVATION AND CODING OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Students will start the day with Coding Unplugged, a great introduction to computational thinking and problem-solving. Students will then learn the basics of coding to control robots and design an innovative solution to a real-world challenge. Students will need to innovate, think critically, and work collaboratively to solve the open-ended problem.  Using technology as a tool, students will be engaged in a full day of math using robots. 

Date: October 21 – 25, 2019

For elementary schools. 
Registration required.

For more information contact: scifest [at] sciencenorth.ca

IGNITE — SCIFEST EDITION

Come and Celebrate the geek in all of us! 

Ignite presenters will share their passion for Innovation and applied Sciences to inform, educate and inspire others in Innovation and Science in action. 

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: St. Joseph-Scollard Hall, 675 O'Brien St, North Bay, ON, P1B 9R3
Tickets: $5 per person

Hosted by Ignite North Bay

SCIENCE OLYMPICS

Science North is excited to offer an action-packed experience for secondary schools that will provide an opportunity for teams of students from grades 9 to 12 to experience science challenges competing against the clock.

Science Olympics is a series of problem solving activities that provide fun hands-on learning and require students to apply their problem solving skills and knowledge of science in creative ways. Science Olympics aims to inspire interest and foster inquisition in science, engineering and technology.

Date: TBC

For secondary schools. 
Registration required.

For more information contact: scifest [at] sciencenorth.ca

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 well over 20 exhibitors showcasing presentations, labs and attractions, all using local and global science concepts and engineering principals. Also enjoy spectacular live science shows and entertainment. New this year – try your hand at rock climbing at the rock climbing wall in the Fitness and wellness centre!

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: 22 Wing Fitness and Wellness Facility / CFB North Bay
Admission: Pay What You Can

CLIMATE ACTION PANEL

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 10am & 12:30pm
Location: St. Joseph-Scollard Hall in the Auditorium

New this year is a climate action panel event that will increase students' understanding of climate change science, empower young people to mobilize and take personal action on climate change, and inspire them to become leaders and innovators in climate action in the future. Students will engage with climate change science and be guided through interactive science demonstrations led by Science North Bluecoats. Get ready to be inspired and take action! 

Panellists:

Sam Hunter — Peawanuck First Nation
Sara Lehman — climate change researcher


vic fedeli

On behalf of the Province of Ontario, I extend my warmest welcome to all those taking part in the third annual North Bay Science Festival October 21 – 26, 2019. This fun-filled week is truly a festival for all ages, and includes a celebration of science, innovation and technology activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Let me also take this opportunity to thank all those who have collaborated in this venture: Science North, Ignite North Bay, First Robotics League – FIRST Team 1305, Nipissing University, NBDCC, North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority, MNRF, and Safesight Exploration Inc. What a wonderful way to highlight, promote and celebrate science!

Best wishes for a fantastic science festival!

Sincerely,

Vic Fedeli
MPP Nipissing


al mcdonald north bay mayor

Welcome to North Bay! 

On behalf of City Council and the citizens of North Bay, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all those attending the 3rd Annual North Bay Science Festival running October 21 – 26, 2019.
 
North Bay is very proud to host this Annual Festival, and I know you will find our hospitality enthusiastic and friendly and the Festival second to none.

We recognize the hard work that is involved in organizing this event and congratulate The North Bay Science Festival Organizing Committee. The North Bay Science Festival is a collaborative venture under the direction of Science North in partnership with Ignite North Bay, First Robotics League–FIRST Team 1305, Nipissing University, North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Safesight Exploration Inc. 

For those of you from out of town, we hope that you will take some time to enjoy our City’s sights and hospitality. Here in the City of North Bay, we feel very fortunate to have the best of culture, entertainment, shopping, dining and accommodation that make this City — a great City! We hope that your stay with us will be an enjoyable and memorable one.

Best wishes.

Sincerely,

al mcdonald signature

Al McDonald
Mayor 
City of North Bay


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

nipissing university logo

ontario logo

Sponsors:

city of north bay logo    village media logo

ctv logo bay today logo

101.9 rock logo kiss 100.5 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

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