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3 things you should know — September edition
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Sep 10, 2019
Meet Renée-Claude Goulet, Jesse Rogerson, and Michelle Campbell Mekarski. These Ingenium employees are professional science communicators, and provide expert advice on key subjects relating to our three museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. In this new monthly blog series, Ingenium’s science communicators offer up three quirky nuggets related to their areas of expertise. For the September edition,
A colourful, family history shines behind a soil test kit
Aug 12, 2019
Behind a single artifact, there are many interwoven stories.
Nickel in a Haystack: The Adventures of an Oral Historian
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Feb 1, 2018
By William McRae When asked where metals such as nickel comes from, most people would tell you that it is found in the ground. Evidently it is a metal you mine. But what if I told you nickel can actually be grown? What if instead of mining the nickel ore, you were able to farm and harvest it every year? I was a little skeptical too, until I had a chance to sit down and chat with Dr. Bruce Conard, the man behind an unconventional initiative to clean up the surface soils of an Ontario community.
Science Alive! Episode 9: Soil Science
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Jun 8, 2016
It surrounds us, and sustains us. It is probably Canada’s biggest natural resource - and yet the one that we ignore the most. On this episode of Science Alive, ‘dig in’ to soil science with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! In the video - learn how you can build an automatic green bin. It sits right inside your house or apartment - and makes soil… The secret? Worms.