Find out what our three Ottawa-based museums are doing in the community. 4 Stories 3 m Article Aviation & Space Labrador classrooms receive books about an inspirational pilot Sonia Mendes Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation Nov 23, 2017 More than 30 Inuit classrooms in Labrador will receive a special delivery from Ottawa this month. Each classroom will receive a copy of the children’s book, The Kuujjuaq Christmas Candy Drop , written by Linda Brand, on behalf of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. “The book centres around legendary Inuk bush pilot Johnny May, and his unique way of sharing the holiday spirit,” explains Brand, interpretation officer for community programs at the museum. “This pilot is a wonderful role model – w 3 m Article Agriculture & Food Sweet, new calf named in honour of Halloween Sonia Mendes Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation Nov 17, 2017 Born just one day shy of Halloween, it’s fitting that the newest calf at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is named Kandy. Kandy’s mother, Kathie-Anne, welcomed her new calf into the world at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 30. Kathie-Anne is seven years old, and Kandy is her fifth calf. “The labour lasted for two and a half hours – from the first visible signs of the calf being born,” says Jim Ness, a herdsperson for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, adding that older cows deliver faster than heif 3 m Article Agriculture & Food Honeybees feel the sting of mystery toxic exposure Sonia Mendes Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation Nov 7, 2017 For the honeybee colony at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, life hasn’t exactly been sweet this fall. In mid-September, the colony suffered from acute poisoning – which typically happens when the bees visit flowers that have been recently sprayed with an insecticide. Sadly, the results were deadly. “When our interpreter came in to the exhibition, three quarters of the bees were piled up at the bottom of the hive,” explains Nadine Dagenais Dessaint, an education, interpretation and exhibit 5 m Article Military Pausing to remember the cost of Canadian freedom Sonia Mendes Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation Nov 7, 2017 Drivers along the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway may have noticed an impressive number of Canadian flags behind the Canada Aviation and Space Museum lately. The 128 flags were erected at a Flags of Remembrance ceremony on Oct. 7, to pay tribute to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans. Each flag represents 1,000 Canadian soldiers and RCMP killed and missing in action. The flags are a poignant display of patriotism – and a visual reminder of the cost of freedom.