I’m definitely more of a history buff than a science person, but as you might have guessed by the numerous times I’ve written about it I think Science North is a pretty awesome place. It’s rarely crazy busy, encourages hands on learning, and is a perfect size to cover in an afternoon. This past weekend … Continue reading Science North – The Child Edition
My most recent post, “Community Driven: Thirty Years of Science North” can be seen over on Activehistory.ca. The post looks at the history of Science North, its connection to Northern Ontario and the community roots of the organization.
This past weekend I spent the better part of the day at Science North. I have fond memories of Science North from family outings as a child and my recent visit rekindled a lot of my enthusiasm for hands on learning. I work in an archive where most visitors have very little hands on exposure … Continue reading Hands on Learning at Science North
As part of my recent visit to Sudbury I spent some time at Dynamic Earth. I remember years ago visiting Sudbury as a child and I have a vague recollection of going underground as part of that visit. But I haven’t been back to Dynamic Earth as an adult or visited since it received a … Continue reading Mining History at Dynamic Earth
This past year has been filled with a variety of heritage focused experiences, archival moments, and history based exploration. Below are some of my favourite public history moments from the past year: The best museum experience I had this year was hands down my visit to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, … Continue reading Looking Back: Top Heritage Experiences of 2012
Part of my recent Science North trip included seeing the Body Worlds Vital exhibit. This exhibit is part of a series of Body Worlds exhibits featuring real human bodies that have been preserved using a processed called plastination. Plastination was created by Dr. Gunther von Hagnes, and the resulting figures created through the process have … Continue reading Exhibit Reflection: Body Worlds Vital
2021 With Jessica Bushey, Kim Gough, and Genevieve Weber. Pandemic Pivot: Taking Archival Services and Programing Online. Association of Canadian Archivists Conference. Virtual. June 9, 2021. With Laurie Jacklin, Emmanuel Hogg, and Ateeka Khan. Confronting The Legacies of Colonialism in Academic Publishing. Congress 2021. June 2, 2021. With Tricia Bonner, William Ju, and Elan Paulson. … Continue reading Presentations