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STEAM Challenge: Seeds (March Break)

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[Families]

Online (Pre-Recorded)
Thursday, March 17th
10:00 a.m.
(Video may be watched anytime after release)

Go green with your Library and learn how to plant your very own seeds in a March Break STEAM activity for the whole family! Indoors, outdoors, big or small, we’ll give you tips and tricks to start your garden!

It's STEAM-Powered March Break! Boost your science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with fun videos and activities all week long!

Enjoy more STEAM-Powered March Break fun by visiting our March Break page!

 

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Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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STEAM Challenge: Origami Bookmark (March Break)

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[Families]

Online (Pre-Recorded)
Wednesday, March 16th
10:00 a.m.
(Video may be watched anytime after release)

Join Laurel as we explore the "A" in STEAM with a fun and functional origami bookmark!

It's STEAM-Powered March Break! Boost your science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with fun videos and activities all week long!

Download the instructions here! (PDF)

Enjoy more STEAM-Powered March Break fun by visiting our March Break page!

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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STEAM Challenge: Parachute (March Break)

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[Families]

Online (Pre-Recorded)
Tuesday, March 15th
10:00 a.m.
(Video may be watched anytime after release)

We're building parachutes! Don't forget to watch our first video of the week to create some playdough, which will help you test out some hypotheses about gravity!

It's STEAM-Powered March Break! Boost your science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with fun videos and activities all week long!

Enjoy more STEAM-Powered March Break fun by visiting our March Break page!

 

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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STEAM Challenge: Play Dough (March Break)

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[Families]

Online (Pre-Recorded)
Monday, March 14th
10:00 a.m.
(Video may be watched anytime after release)

Jen shows you how to make your own play dough, and has the inside scoop on how it all stays together.

It's STEAM-Powered March Break! Boost your science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with fun videos and activities all week long!

Enjoy more STEAM-Powered March Break fun by visiting our March Break page!

 

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Monday, March 14, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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Penguin Pond (A Gift of Art, March Break)

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[Families]

Online (Pre-Recorded)
Wednesday, March 16th
10:00 a.m.
(Video may be watched anytime after release)

Advanced Take & Make Kit registration required; supplies are limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. [KITS FULLY REGISTERED]

(Please note the take & make kits for this program are fully registered. In the event of someone cancelling their registration, kits will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Please keep checking the Eventbrite website directly.)
 

Gather the family together for this fun craft with A Gift of Art! Get creative and craft an adorable penguin pond using materials from around the home!

The kit may be picked up at any branch in advance! An email will be sent to attendees once the kits are ready to be picked up.

Presented in partnership with A Gift of Art.

Enjoy more STEAM-Powered March Break by visiting our March Break page!
 

Supplies List

Gather these supplies to make your very own Penguin Pond craft at home!

  • Sheet of tin foil (approx. enough to line a paper plate)
  • Paper plate
  • Batting or stuffing
  • Beads (approx. 1/2"-1", paintable material such as wood or styrofoam)
  • Q-tips or small paint brush
  • Black, white, and orange paint or markers
  • Felt or construction paper (multiple colours)
  • Pipe cleaner

 

Video

Watch the instructional video from A Gift of Art! Video will premiere on Wednesday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m., and may be watched anytime after release.

 

Registration

You may register your household in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Ride'n'Roll with Science! (Scientists in Situ, March Break)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Online (Live)
Monday, March 14th
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Advanced workshop registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. [FULLY REGISTERED]

(Please note this program is fully registered. In the event of someone cancelling their registration, tickets will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Please keep checking the Eventbrite website directly.)

Welcome to the amusement park - where we’ll be bumping, spinning, zipping and rolling! Discover the actions and reactions of bumper cars. Explore the forces at work when you spin. Create a zipline while investigating gravity. Design a roller coaster to meet a challenge. It’s all about the physics of riding'n'rolling!

This virtual workshop includes a science kit which can be picked up at any branch in advance! An email including the link to the online meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today!

Please note: children under six may require the assistance of an adult.

Presented in partnership with Scientists in School.

Enjoy more STEAM-Powered March Break by visiting our March Break page!
 

Registration

You may register your household in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

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Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Ice Breakers Film Screening and Discussion with Zechariah Thomas

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[Youth, Adults]

Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration)
Thursday, February 17, 6:00 p.m.

Registration required; register in person at any branch, by phone, or online.

Enjoy a digital screening of the National Film Board’s documentary, Ice Breakers, followed by a discussion with local hockey player, Zechariah Thomas! After the film, you are invited to participate in a discussion with Zechariah, a talented local hockey player currently residing in Scugog, Ontario.

Presented in partnership with the Municipality of Clarington and the Clarington Diversity Advisory Committee.

About Ice Breakers

Josh Crooks is a promising teen hockey star in a sport where Black athletes like him are chronically underrepresented. Ice Breakers reveals the buried history of a pioneering Black hockey league in Atlantic Canada, as Crooks discovers that his unshakeable passion is tied to a rich and remarkable history. (National Film Board)

About Zechariah Thomas

Born on December 10, 2002, Zechariah began playing hockey at the age of 10. In 2015, Zechariah joined the Oshawa General Minors. Over the last 7 years, Zechariah has had a successful hockey career, playing with the Okanaghan Hockey Academy, Florida Eels Hockey, Connecticut Chiefs, Brampton Admirals, and Acadie-Bathurst Titans. Zechariah is currently a member with the Jamaican Olympic Hockey Team.

During his time with the Oshawa General Minors, Zechariah was truly made aware of how expensive hockey equipment could be, especially hockey sticks, which can be a barrier for some children to play the game. In 2022, Zechariah created Swift Hockey, a hockey stick company similar to top professional hockey sticks, but at a more affordable cost, to help support the dreams of any child to play hockey and make a difference.

Be sure to see our other Black History Month activities this February!
 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

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Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Black Excellence in STEM Careers & Research

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Black Excellence in STEM Banner.

[Youth, Adults]

Online via Zoom
Monday, February 7th, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Registration required; register in person at any branch, by phone, or online.

Featuring Black Excellence in the field of STEM. Margaret Ikape, PhD candidate at University of Toronto, shares her passion for science, her journey, and research interests in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Session is hosted live on Zoom.

Presented in partnership with York/Durham public libraries.

Be sure to see our other Black History Month activities this February!
 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

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Monday, February 7, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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c_wonder STEM Workshop (Grades 1-4)

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[Ages 6 to 10; Grades 1 to 4]

Online via Google Meet
Saturday, March 12th
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

Students will get a chance to explore different STEM fields and how engineering can solve its diverse and real-world issues. Each virtual c_wonder STEM workshop aims to introduce participants to the fundamentals of the engineering design process as they tackle design challenges that puts their STEM knowledge to the test.

Engineering Outreach will be supporting students through this course; no previous experience is required!

Presented in partnership with Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University.

Check out the other c_wonder Workshops with Ontario Tech this winter!

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

Disclaimers

Before registering, please read the following disclaimers from Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University:

Caregiver Expectations

  • Ensure the participant is prepared for the sessions including gathering household materials in discussing the code of conduct with them.
  • Caregivers are responsible for monitoring their child during the session to ensure they are following the standards of behavior.
  • Communicate any issues with their child or issues with other children directly to the instructor through email.

Participant Expectations

  • Every participant has a responsibility to promote a safe environment and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Participants must come prepared, on time and ready to learn.
  • Microphones must remain on mute during the program unless called on by an instructor to ask a question or share their thoughts.
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to turn on their video camera so the instructor can assist and provide feedback as needed.
  • By joining the sessions, participants are consenting to the program being recorded by Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach to be used for learning and improvement.
  • These videos will not be posted publicly unless edited to remove any participants.

Appropriate Behaviour

The following behaviors will not be tolerated and will either receive a warning or removal from the virtual program at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Bullying, threatening or aggressive behavior towards the instructor or other participants.
  • Using profane language or symbols in the chat.
  • Engaging in hate propaganda or other types of behavior caused by hate or bias.
  • Making inappropriate gestures or using objects to threaten or intimidate another person through video.
  • Knowingly uploading any links to the chat that contain a virus or malware.
  • Recording the programming or taking pictures of the participants.
  • Consistently refusing to mute their microphone or saying inappropriate things over the microphone.

Personal Safety

To protect personal safety, it is important that participants do the following:

  • Never reveal any personal information such as an address, phone number, etc. during the program to any participants.
  • Report any messages or behaviors during the program to your parents immediately and contact the instructor immediately.

 

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Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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c_wonder STEM Workshop (Grades 1-4)

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[Ages 6 to 10; Grades 1 to 4]

Online via Google Meet
Saturday, February 5th
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

Students will get a chance to explore different STEM fields and how engineering can solve its diverse and real-world issues. Each virtual c_wonder STEM workshop aims to introduce participants to the fundamentals of the engineering design process as they tackle design challenges that puts their STEM knowledge to the test.

Engineering Outreach will be supporting students through this course; no previous experience is required!

Presented in partnership with Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University.

Check out the other c_wonder Workshops with Ontario Tech this winter!

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

Disclaimers

Before registering, please read the following disclaimers from Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University:

Caregiver Expectations

  • Ensure the participant is prepared for the sessions including gathering household materials in discussing the code of conduct with them.
  • Caregivers are responsible for monitoring their child during the session to ensure they are following the standards of behavior.
  • Communicate any issues with their child or issues with other children directly to the instructor through email.

Participant Expectations

  • Every participant has a responsibility to promote a safe environment and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Participants must come prepared, on time and ready to learn.
  • Microphones must remain on mute during the program unless called on by an instructor to ask a question or share their thoughts.
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to turn on their video camera so the instructor can assist and provide feedback as needed.
  • By joining the sessions, participants are consenting to the program being recorded by Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach to be used for learning and improvement.
  • These videos will not be posted publicly unless edited to remove any participants.

Appropriate Behaviour

The following behaviors will not be tolerated and will either receive a warning or removal from the virtual program at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Bullying, threatening or aggressive behavior towards the instructor or other participants.
  • Using profane language or symbols in the chat.
  • Engaging in hate propaganda or other types of behavior caused by hate or bias.
  • Making inappropriate gestures or using objects to threaten or intimidate another person through video.
  • Knowingly uploading any links to the chat that contain a virus or malware.
  • Recording the programming or taking pictures of the participants.
  • Consistently refusing to mute their microphone or saying inappropriate things over the microphone.

Personal Safety

To protect personal safety, it is important that participants do the following:

  • Never reveal any personal information such as an address, phone number, etc. during the program to any participants.
  • Report any messages or behaviors during the program to your parents immediately and contact the instructor immediately.

 

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Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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