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A week-long celebration of science and Canada's amazing biodiversity!
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  • SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK – September 21-27, 2020

    Every September, Canadian schools, libraries, community groups, and science centres celebrate Science Literacy Week. It's a great opportunity to have fun while encouraging science exploration and learning.

    B is for Biodiversity

    This year, we’ll crack open our favourite science books, meet local researchers, and explore our neighborhood’s biodiversity. Tune into our social media channels to join in the virtual celebration!

September 21 - September 27, 2020

All Ages

Available Online

September 21 - September 27, 2020

All Ages

Available Online

September 21 - September 27, 2020

All Ages

Available Online

Science Literacy Week Scavenger Hunt

Every celebration needs a great treasure hunt! This special Science Literacy Week edition of the Online Nature Exchange scavenger hunt is the perfect addition to our week-long celebrations. Help us celebrate while having a treasure trove of fun by sharing your amazing nature finds and favourite science stories.

  • Download the free GooseChase app on your iPhone or Android device.
  • Create an account or choose to play as a guest. (Remember: If you register as a guest, don’t delete the app as your points will be lost!)
  • Join the game by entering this unique game code: 4XR6RV.
    • This game runs from September 19 - 27.
  • Get out in nature and complete the scavenger hunt! Please remember to maintain physical distance while you’re out and about – 2 meters or 6 feet from others.
  • When the science centre re-opens, come to the Trading Desk in The Nature Exchange and show us your app with your completed game(s) to collect your points!

#SciLit meets #MakerMonday

Tune in to a very special Maker Monday with Staff Scientist Jen and special guest Kim Smith, Albertan author of the science storybook Boxitects. Will you take on their challenge, and create something out-of-this-world from mostly cardboard boxes?

A formula for accuracy: Science and the news media

Neill Fitzpatrick, assistant professor in Journalism and Communications at MacEwan University, is joining us to talk about the role of the news and social media in science literacy. He will sit down with TELUS World of Science - Edmonton's Staff Scientist Cate to dive into fake news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenge of journalists communicating science, and tips you can use to become a better consumer of the news. Stay tuned!

Science Literacy Week is powered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Bridging art and science

Science Literacy Week posters aim to illustrate and explain in a fun, colorful and simple way some of modern science's most interesting phenomenons linked to each year’s #SciLit theme. Produced and curated by Microfiches in collaboration with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and theme-specific partners of each edition of Science Literacy Week, the downloadable posters feature illustrations and texts by some of Canada's most talented illustrators and science writers.

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