Science Literacy Week (Sep 20 - 26, 2021) showcases the many ways kids and families can explore and enjoy the diversity of Canadian science. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools and not-for-profits come together to highlight the books, movies, podcasts and events that share exciting stories of the science, discoveries and ingenuity shaping our lives. It’s about each and everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live it.
This year’s theme is CLIMATE. Throughout Science Literacy Week, you can explore how Canadian climates have evolved over time, how those changes have impacted our lives, and how our climates might change in the future. This year, events are happening both in person and online, and include workshops, presentations, virtual resource kits, and more on everything from composting to astronomy.
Check out the Related links below to learn more and see what's coming up. Plus, you'll find links below for our staff-picked lists of books and other recommended resources for all ages to help you celebrate Science Literacy Week at home.
Science Literacy Week: Free online events throughout September
Kids Booklist: Climate Change for Students K - 8
Kids Booklist: Science & More
Kids Booklist: All About Scientists
Kids Booklist: About Biodiversity
Adult Booklist: Climate Change and Us
Adult Booklist: Covid 19 & Other Pandemics
Adult Booklist: Women in STEAM
Adult Booklist: Starstruck and Beyond
Teen Booklist: Biographies to Celebrate Science
Teen Booklist: SciLit
At-Home Activities: Suggestions and resources from our Children's Libriarians
Kanopy Kids - Science: Stream movies and TV shows at home
AccessScience: Trusted articles and science news, free with your library card