Let's Talk Science to celebrate 15 years of science outreach with youth



    CALGARY, June 8 /CNW/ - Let's Talk Science, an award-winning national
charitable organization, will commemorate its 15th anniversary at a dinner
celebration Tuesday, June 9, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Le Méridien King
Edward Hotel in Toronto.
    During this event, Let's Talk Science will recognize the Government of
Ontario with the inaugural Advancing Innovation through Youth Engagement Award
for building a culture of innovation in Ontario. The Hon. John Wilkinson,
Minister of Research and Innovation, will accept the award on behalf of the
Government.
    "Ontario's commitment to building a culture of innovation parallels Let's
Talk Science's mission to engage children and youth in science, engineering
and technology," says Let's Talk Science President and Founder Bonnie Schmidt,
PhD. "On the very special occasion of our 15th Anniversary, we are proud to
recognize the Province for investing in engaging Canadian youth in science and
fostering a continuum approach to learning that begins with very young
children and extends to youth in post-secondary education."
    In addition to the award presentation, Adam Bly, Founder, CEO and
Editor-in-Chief of Seed Media Group will share his vision for science literacy
in the 21st century as keynote speaker.
    According to Bly, science is transforming all facets of Canadian culture
- from politics to design - and we must ensure universal participation in this
cultural shift. "Science literacy should be for 6 billion people, not one
less," says Bly.
    Bruce March, President and CEO of Imperial Oil, and Bob McDonald, host of
CBC's Quirks and Quarks will also add their perspectives to the subject.
    Bonnie Schmidt, Adam Bly, Bruce March and Bob McDonald will be available
for interviews and photos at 6 p.m. on June 9 at Le Méridien King Edward
Hotel, 37 King Street East, Toronto. Bly's keynote address is scheduled for
7:40 p.m.

    ABOUT LET'S TALK SCIENCE:

    Let's Talk Science is celebrating 15 years of building youth interest in
science, engineering and technology through innovative learning programs,
research and advocacy. In the past 15 years, Let's Talk Science has engaged
and inspired well over 2 million children, youth, educators and volunteers.
For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit
letstalkscience.ca.




For further information:

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Krista Habermehl, Communications
Officer, Let's Talk Science, 1-877-474-4081 ext. 239,
khabermehl@letstalkscience.ca - On June 9 call (519) 870-7335


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