National Science and Technology Week Starts TODAY! (Oct 18-27)

National Science and Technology Week (Credit: Science.gc.ca)
National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) is back with a series of events across the country, aimed at highlighting science and tech for kids of all ages.

For a full list of events and all the details, check out Science.gc.ca. In Ottawa, you can head to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for science in agriculture, or to the Canada Science and Technology Museum for a variety of activities over the course of the whole week. Check the listings for info because some of the events require pre-registration or costs.

Guiness World Record Attempt: Today!

Today, NSTW kicks off with a Guiness attempt at the biggest science lesson in the world. Our favourite Canadian astronaut, Cmdr. Hadfield himself, explains:



There's a whole process to getting set up for this event. You can check out the events listing to see what's going on in your province/ city on the event page. (Note: It's poorly designed. Bypass the map and head straight to the right for provincial links.)

Science FunFest

Now, our favourite NSTW activity is the Science FunFest which will be held this year on Sunday, October 20th! Here are the details c/o Science.gc.ca:
  • Title of Event: Science Funfest
  • Location: Booth Street Complex, Ottawa (Corner of Booth and Carling)
  • Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Description: Science Funfest is an open house event that takes place at Natural Resources Canada’s Booth Street Complex, at the corner of Carling Avenue and Booth Street in Ottawa. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and anyone interested in science to engage in presentations and gain hands on science experience by participating in activities that will showcase the importance of science in a fun and interactive way. Last year’s event featured approximately 70 interactive exhibits on subjects ranging from ‘Slime’ to ‘Canada’s Forest Insects’.
As I mentioned before, I'll be hanging out at Startup Weekend but the boys will likely head out and hold a tarantula or mine some chocolate chips in my absence. Will they see you there?