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  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Spend your Saturday investigating the world of S.T.E.M. 

    This month we will be looking at magnets and magnetism.

    Ages 8-12.

    Registration is required.

  • Children working together at a table.

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Come get excited about STEM with us! 

    Every two weeks during our regular Monday Homeschool Happenings program, there will be science experiments suitable for children ages 6-12 years and their adult co-learner. 

    This program is in partnership with the Let's Talk Science with UOttawa and Carleton U.

    Dates are as follows : 

    -January 29

    -February 12

    -February 26

    -March 11 **This is March Break week -- registration is required.

    -March 25

    -April 8

    -April 22

    -May 6

    -June 3

  • Dickinson Discovery Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • photo of solar eclipse and photo of northern lights

    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    The Solar Eclipse and the Northern Lights; two of nature's most striking phenomena...and this April is the best time to see both! 

    Most remarkably, Southern Ontario's only total solar eclipse in our lifetime will take place.

    Come listen to adventurer Andrew Macklin explain the background science and share insights on how to best view them near Ottawa.

  • Bedtime Math

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An evening family storytime program that encourages mathematical thinking through playful learning and hands-on activites.

    Engage, Encourage and Grow Together.

    For young thinkers ages 3-6 and their adult co-learner.

  • Let's talk science logo

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Come get excited about STEM with UOttawa and Carleton U students! Science experiments suitable for children ages 6-12. Registration is required.

    This program is in partnership with the Let's Talk Science with UOttawa and Carleton U.

  • March Break - Lego Party

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create and build with Lego. Family Program. 60 min. Drop in.

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Spend your Saturday investigating the world of S.T.E.M. 

    This month we will be looking at catalysts and chemical reactions.

     Ages 8-12.

    Registration is required

  • photo of a tornado and photo of a bolt of lightening

    Sunday Mar 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Ottawa was under five tornado warnings in 2023! Did you get them on your phone?

    Local storm chaser Andrew Macklin dives into the basics of tornadoes, chasing storms, and recaps the notably active 2023 thunderstorm season in Eastern Ontario.

  • Dickinson Discovery Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Mar 28, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.