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Talk Energy Week 2018

Talk Energy Week creates opportunities for Canadians to have important conversations about energy and climate change.

The biggest campaign of its kind in the country, Talk Energy Week offers balanced, fact-based events and programming in schools and communities across every province and territory. These dynamic learning opportunities will engage youth — the leaders of tomorrow — in conversations about energy, climate change, and the role that science and technology plays in planning for a prosperous, sustainable future.

Listen to a speaker series featuring experts from the energy, climate, and environment sectors, check out lesson plans for teachers, and take part in energy and climate-related programming from a range of Canadian partners.

During Talk Energy Week, events take place from coast to coast to coast to encourage and facilitate the energy conversation. See what’s happening online or near you!

Class webinars: Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants (Google Hangouts)

Weekdays during Talk Energy Week

Location: online

Register your classroom to join a Google Hangout with professional women in the fields of energy and climate change! Experts in both renewable and non-renewable energy fields will describe their day-to-day work, and discuss Canadian energy sources and uses with students.

Livestream panel discussion

February 20 at 1:30 p.m. ET

Location: online

Join Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, solo Arctic explorer Adam Shoalts, and Indigenous renewable energy leader Stacey Goulding for an exciting conversation about energy and climate change in Canada’s northern and Indigenous communities.

Parliament Hill event: Let’s Talk Clean Energy

February 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Speaker’s Dining Hall on Parliament Hill (Ottawa)

Held in the Speaker’s Dining Hall, this non-partisan event is a unique opportunity for parliamentarians to hear about various clean tech initiatives available to constituents, and how clean and smart energy systems are shaping Canada’s municipalities. By invitation only.

LECTURE – Cricket farming: A new source of protein?

February 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. - Reservation required, $8 + tax

Location: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (Ottawa)

Would you like crickets with that? Think outside the lunchbox and learn how food-grade crickets are farmed and prepared! Join Darren Goldin of Entomo Farms for a fascinating look at this emerging food trend, which represents a great source of protein and a possible solution to food sustainability issues around the world. Get your tickets today – and find out what all the ‘buzz’ is about! $

Cool Science Saturday

February 17

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum (Ottawa)

It’s Winterlude in Ottawa! One way to be cool but stay warm is inside the Canada Science and Technology Museum for Cool Science Saturday. Join us for a fun-filled day showcasing the coolest science in town. Demonstrations, experiments, workshops, and the challenges of cold weather exploration are all part of the day-long family experience. February may be the coldest month, but it’s the COOLEST day at the Museum!

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Run

February 22

Location: Downtown Ottawa

Show your love for Talk Energy Week by getting your heart pumping! Sign up a team for a relay race around downtown Ottawa, highlighting LEED-certified buildings. In partnership with the local chapter of Canada Green Building Council, all race proceeds will support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build a carbon-neutral (or net-zero) building in Ottawa.

Cricket farming: A new source of protein?

Daily at 10:30 a.m. during Talk Energy Week

Location: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (Ottawa)

Would you like crickets with that? Think outside the lunchbox and learn how food-grade crickets are farmed and prepared! Take a bite out of this emerging food trend and try new recipes daily at the museum. Crickets are a great source of protein and a possible solution to food sustainability issues around the world! Can’t make it in person? Check out our recipes online!

Museum Affiliated Partner Program (MAPP)

During Talk Energy Week

Location: Calgary, Sherbrooke, North Battleford, Saskatoon, and Ottawa

Let’s Talk Energy partners participate by stepping onto a giant energy production and transmission floor map from Canadian Geographic. The public is invited to join us to take a selfie with the map – while exploring questions around energy sources and production in Canada.

Participating museums:

The Manitoba Museum

Musée de la nature et des science de Sherbrooke

TELUS Spark (Calgary)

Western Development Museum- Saskatoon

Western Development Museum- North Battleford

Saskatchewan Science Centre

Canada Science and Technology Museum (Ottawa)

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