TORONTO –The Ontario Science Centre and CBC’s popular science series The Nature of Things are teaming up to offer two exclusive documentary preview screenings to promote science literacy. Delving into the science behind the nature of things, each preview will be hosted by a CBC personality and followed by an expert panel discussion. Both previews take place in the Imperial Oil Auditorium on Level One and are free with general admission to the Ontario Science Centre.
The following preview screenings of The Nature of Things family-friendly documentaries are scheduled at the Ontario Science Centre:
- Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. – Mommy Wildest
Mommy Wildest follows three complex matriarchal societies in the animal kingdom, revealing how sharing and co-operative motherhood strategies help them survive. Follow the lives of fierce lions, majestic elephants and regal baboons to see how they form sisterhoods to raise their families. Filmed in Kenya, Mommy Wildest presents the research of leading scientists to reveal how these societies have evolved — and what we can learn from them. This screening will be moderated by Dani Kind who stars in CBC’s half-hour comedy series Workin’ Moms.
- Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. – Myth or Science: The Power of Poo
Intrepid scientist Jennifer Gardy tackles a topic that’s not exactly something we talk about in polite company, as she takes a closer look at poo. Myth or Science: The Power of Poo takes a peek at real life experiments with the world’s top researchers to find out whether poo is simply waste to be banished or a valuable by-product that has the power to revolutionize our health.
“We are very pleased to partner again with CBC’s The Nature of Things,” said Dr. Maurice Bitran, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. “With their goal of increasing the public’s understanding of the natural world, they are the perfect partner to help us further our mission to inspire a passion for the human adventure of discovery.”
“The Ontario Science Centre is a great partner for The Nature of Things: both love to explore and share the wonder of science,” said Sue Dando, Executive in Charge of Production for The Nature of Things.
For more information, please visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre, a Centennial project, has welcomed more than 51 million visitors since it opened in 1969, implementing an interactive approach now adopted by science centres around the world. Today, the Science Centre is an international leader in free-choice science learning and a key contributor to Ontario’s education and innovation ecosystems, offering lifelong learning through hands-on, engaging experiences. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. As a publicly assisted organization, the Science Centre relies on generous individuals, corporations and foundations who share a commitment to science and education for additional operating support. For more information about the Ontario Science Centre, please visit OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
SOURCE Ontario Science Centre