Summer Employment Positions Available
Applications are currently invited from qualified post-secondary students for two summer employment oportunities at Canada South Science City. The Volunteer Supervisor position is for 35 hours/week for 12 weeks starting on June 1, 2015. It is supported by a grant from Young Canada Works. The Program and Events Coordinator position is for 30 hours/week for 8 weeks beginning in mid June. It is supported by a grant from Canada Summer Jobs. Both pay $11.00/hour. Mature, talented, and motivated university and college students with interests in science education are sought. Applications from members of visible minority groups are especially encouraged. Follow links below for more information.
May 20 Science Café on Trilobites
Dr. Denis Tretreault from Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Windsor presents the next Science Café on May 20, 2015, entitled Life in the Paleozoic: a trilobite's perspective. Trilobites were a large group of marine arthropods that went extinct 250 million years ago after having persisted for close to 300 million years - far longer than dinosaurs walked the Earth. Commonly found as fossils in rocks of Paleozoic age, they were a dominant component of ancient marine ecosystems, yet as organisms with no living descendents, it becomes difficult to understand their life habits. Dr. Tetreault will discuss how many different types of evidence are used to study the ecology and behavior of these highly successful ancient marine organisms.
Earth Day Dinner 2015 was Success
Science City's 10th Earth Day Dinner on Sunday evening, April 26, 2015, was a great success. Our guest speaker, Dr. Melanie Campbell, professor of Physics and in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo, described how her basic research into the optics of the eye held promise for early diagnosis of brain disease, including Alzheimer's. In addition, long-term volunteer Admoon Narsa received recognition for his many contributions to Science City and 10 winners of the school poster and poetry contest were recognized.
Finally we have moved a bit further into the 21st century, and you can make secure payments online through our website. We use a combination of Stripe and SpaceBox, which provides security for your personal information and charge-card numbers. Try it out using our payments form!
Pearl Bradd, who was recognised as the "Grandmother of Science City" in 2011 for her years of contributions and work for here, was declared a Conservation Champion at a recent ceremony by ERCA, the Essex Region Conservation Authority. One of Pearl's most recent projects has been to revamp our animal and fossil exhibits. Come and admire her wonderful work!
Curriculum-Based Class Programs 2014-15
Bring your school class for an exciting program of hands-on science activities. There are several curriculum-based workshops to choose from. Full-day and half-day programs are available.
Membership in CASC
Science City is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) and participates in their reciprocal program of free admissions. If you are a member of another participating CASC centre, you have free admission to Science City. Conversely, if you are a member of Science City, your membership card will also give you free general admission to over two dozen other CASC centres across Canada.
There's plenty to do and see at Science City. Kids really love the fossil dig, shadowland, and the human bubble. We also have live animals (snakes, turtles, fish, tarantulas, geckos, ...) and a time tunnel of historical telephones, photo equipment, TVs, computers, and so on. We house a Parkway exhibit, too, showing how the Herb Gray Parkway is being constructed to preserve natural habitats. But our emphasis is on hands-on interactive exhibits showing principles of physical science and biodiversity. We have about a hundred of these.
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Birthday Parties at Science City!
Book the best Birthday Party in Windsor. Science based. Easy, Convenient, Fun, Educational and Affordable. Visit the Lagoon, Big Dig, Human Bubble and More!!!
Capri Pizza Discount
Get 20% off items in the take-out menu from Capri Pizza, Dougall Avenue, ordered for Birthday Parties and other events held at SCIENCE CITY!!
New! Tutorials in Math & Science
Students are often pushed into advanced classes before they are comfortable with the basics. This is especially problematic in math. It's easy to get behind and to want to give up. We offer individual and small-group tutorials in math and science, given by qualified university graduate students or upper-level undergraduates, starting October 2, 2013. Our tutorials build an understanding of concepts through hands-on problem solving.
Our operations manager, Anthony Sabo has been selected for a prestigious award: the University of Windsor's 2014 Student's Choice: Outstanding VIP Supervisor Award. In announcing the award, Kerri Zold, the Supervisor for Co-operative Education and Career Services, wrote "Your support of our Volunteer Intership Program and students is exemplary and I feel fortunate to have you participate as a supervisor."
Thanks to Donors!
Admission receipts are never enough to ccover our operation expenses. We depend on generous donations in order to survive.
Gift Ideas from Science City
Give memberships in Science City! Spread the fun experiencing the joy of discovering science and its applications. Great for children of all ages, even seniors! Members of Science City have free admission to 2 dozen Science Centres across Canada. Gift certificates, single admission tickets, and gifts from our science store are also available.
Apple App now available for Science City
Thanks to our talented high-school volunteer Gurpreet Chana, there is now a free Science City app for your iPhone. Keep in touch with hours, prices, and events. To download it, visit the App Store at http://www.apple.com/itunes/. You can find the app in the Education section under Canada South Science City.
David Suzuki Presents Award to Science City
We were pleased to be recognized for our efforts to raise awareness about science and the importance of protecting our environment. Our thanks to the organizers of the Canvas Campus and to Dr. Suzuki for making the Mother Earth Awards.
Monday to Wednesdays by appointment only.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 AM to 5 PM
Children 3 yrs. to 12 yrs:..............$6.00
2 adults + 2 children:.............$25.00 (a $3 savings)
Additional children each:..........$5.00 ($1 savings each)
Children 2 yrs & under:...............Free
School teachers with ID...............Free
Support workers with clients.........Free
Family of 4 Memberships..............$75
Additional family members...........$20 ea
Thanks to our membership in the reciprocal program of the Canadian Association of Science Centres, members in Science City have free general admission to over 2 dozen Science Centres across Canada.
Parking is FREE at Science City!