Cambrian College talks science with local elementary schools

Posted on Thursday April 30, 2015

Cambrian College and the Let’s Talk Science team will be hosting activities for several local elementary schools. More than 100 Grade 6, 7, & 8 students from Sudbury will take part in science-related activities, like a design challenge and a science quiz show and compete for first prize in this year’s event.

“Science is happening everywhere, all of the time. The Let’s Talk Science Challenge engages and inspires young people to think like scientists and have fun with it,” says Alison Ross, Site Coordinator for Let’s Talk Science. “Students love this event because it is fun and challenging; it ends up being really meaningful to them.”

Let’s Talk Science is a national, award-winning, charitable organization that brings science to students in a fun, hands-on, minds-on way. Students from Cambrian College have developed the outreach program, which includes a variety of challenges to engage students in kid-friendly activities that explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Students have been studying for four months to prepare for this challenge.

Thursday, May 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cambrian College – E-Dome / Student Life Centre

Schools that will be attending the events include:

  • R.H. Murray Public School
  • Larchwood Public School
  • Algonquin Road Public School
  • Central Manitoulin Public School
  • S. Geiger Public School
  • A.B. Ellis Public School
  • Marymount Academy Elementary School
  • Chelmsford Public School
  • Valley View Public School

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Media contacts:

Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
705-566-8101, ext. 6375

Alison Ross
Site Coordinator, Let’s Talk Science
705-566-8101, ext. 6803

Wildlife biologist says bears emerged later, hungrier this spring

Posted on Wednesday April 29, 2015

The late arrival of warmer conditions has kept black bears in their winter dens for about two weeks longer than usual, and now that they have emerged from hibernation, they are weaker and hungrier.

“When bears …

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