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OTTAWA, February 17, 2017 — The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is kicking off Talk Energy Week 2017 tomorrow, Saturday, February 18, 2017. Events will take place from coast to coast to coast until February 25, 2017 to encourage and facilitate the energy conversation.
Organized by the Corporation’s Let’s Talk Energy initiative, this will be the fourth year for this national energy literacy awareness and outreach campaign. Talk Energy Week — the biggest campaign of its kind in the country — aims to encourage Canadians to talk in a balanced and fact-based way about energy and climate change. In 2016, Talk Energy Week reached more than three million Canadians.
Talk Energy Week events and programming will take place in schools in every province and territory. These sessions and learning opportunities will engage youth — the leaders of tomorrow — in conversations about energy, climate change, and the role that science and technology can play in a prosperous and sustainable future for Canada. Activities include speakers’ series with experts from the energy, climate, and environment sectors, lesson plans for teachers, and energy and climate related programming from the Corporation’s partners.
For a full list of Talk Energy Week events:
About the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is Canada’s only comprehensive science and technology collecting institution. Headquartered in Ottawa, the Corporation operates three Museums: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The Corporation’s mandate is to preserve Canada’s scientific and technological heritage, while promoting, celebrating, and sharing knowledge of that heritage and how it affects Canadians’ daily lives. To learn more, visit techno-science.ca.
About Let’s Talk Energy
Let’s Talk Energy is a national energy literacy initiative based at the Canada Science and Technology Museum that aims to promote an informed discussion on energy and climate with all Canadians. This multi-year initiative reaches millions of Canadians across the country every year through exhibitions, school programs and kits, social media programming, virtual tools, and events. To learn more, visit letstalkenergy.ca.