THUNDER BAY, ON – Science North, Northern Ontario’s science centre, is celebrating a milestone in Northwestern Ontario. It has been five years since a Science North base in Thunder Bay was established to facilitate the delivery of science camps and outreach programs to this area of the province. Science North has a mandate to serve all of Northern Ontario and the addition of a permanent base in the Northwest has enabled Science North to engage more Northern Ontarians in science learning experiences on a more consistent basis. Staff working out of the Thunder Bay base regularly visits communities west of Wawa, all the way to the Manitoba border, including remote First Nations communities. Over the past 5 years, Science North has engaged with nearly 400,000 people in Northern Ontario.
“On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I want to congratulate Science North Thunder Bay on five years of incredible community engagement. The centre is a hub of scientific and technological knowledge for Northern Ontario, making science accessible for people of all ages. Through its hands-on learning, fun activities and thoughtful, engaging discussion, Science North helps bridge the gap between science, technology and everyday life,” shared Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.
Since Science North first opened their Thunder Bay location in 2010, the permanent presence in the Northwest has been making an impact. Thousands of children, including youth in remote First Nations communities, have participated in school and public outreach activities, camps and more. I am happy to have Science North’s continued presence in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario delivering interactive science based programming activities to the young minds of our communities,” mentioned Bill Mauro, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan.
“Science North is more than ‘Science Sudbury’ and that is why we are so pleased to be celebrating five successful years in Northwestern Ontario. The ability to extend our reach to a growing number of communities across Northern Ontario, allows Science North the ability to meet our strategic goal of delivering our unique brand of hands-on, interactive programs and science-based learning to diverse audiences that include children, families, teens, and adults,” commented – Guy Labine, Science North CEO.