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  • 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

    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.

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

    From sprout to bloom. Drop-in program. Ages 4-6. We will be sharing some stories before planting our own “magic” beans. Come dressed for a messy craft.

    Du germe à la fleur. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 6 ans. Nous allons partager des histoires avant de planter des graines d’haricots « magiques ».  Venez habillés pour un bricolage salissant.

  • Children working together at a table.

    Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    6 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

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Test your limits. We will be building and testing rocket-launching catapults. Improve your design to see who can launch their craft the furthest. Drop-in program. Ages 8-12.

    Teste tes limites. Nous allons construire et tester des catapultes pour envoyer des navettes dans l’espace. Améliorez votre modèle pour découvrir qui enverra la navette le plus loin. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 8 à 12 ans.

  • March Break - Lego Party

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

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

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

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

    Drop-in and join us a Rockcliffe Park Branch to explore engineering through Keva planks with 4 levels and snap circuits.

    Self-directed with adult supervision required. Ages 3+ for Keva and Ages 8+ for Snap Circuits.

  • Four teenagers with thought bubbles, thinking of craft supplies

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

    Test your limits! We will be building and testing models to improve your design to see who can launch their craft the furthest.  Drop-in program. Ages 13+.

    Teste tes limites! Nous allons construire et tester un modèle de base et l’améliorer pour découvrir qui enverra la navette le plus loin. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 13 ans et plus.