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Thursday, November 14 • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Moving from Place to Purpose: Science Centres, Social Impact, and UN SDGs

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Panel Organized by: Marianne Mader, Canadian Association of Science Centres

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are expansive and can be difficult for people to personally relate to, both in terms of lived experience and how they as individuals can make a difference. Essential to moving from awareness to action is public accessibility to the science and inclusive dialogue. Science centres and museums play a critical role in this effort. The panel will address lessons learned from current SDG public engagement programs, reflection on how to improve interventions going forward, and ideas for a holistic informal science learning strategy and policies that could promote collaboration and partnerships.

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Marianne Mader

Canadian Association of Science Centres, Executive Director
Dr. Marianne Mader is the Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), a member-based organization representing over 70 organizations that support the public engagement of science, technology, and nature across Canada. She is responsible for government... Read More →

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Eleanor Haine-Bennett

Program Officer for Natural Sciences, Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Eleanor Haine Bennett is the Program Officer for Natural Sciences at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. She has a background in ecology research, science communication, and STEM education, and is the former Executive Director of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Eastern Ontario. URL... Read More →
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Tanya Woods

CEO & Chief Impact Officer, Kind Village Inc.
Tanya Woods is the CEO & Chief Impact Officer of Kind Village Inc., leading a team of an award-winning data scientists, engineers, and communicators who have created the world's first online community of global citizens, businesses and charities working together to solve wicked problems... Read More →
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Tracy Calogheros

CEO, Exploration Place Museum + Science Centre
Tracy is the CEO for the Exploration Place, Museum and Science Centre in Prince George, BC. Presently, she serves as the President of Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Science Centres and newly appointed to the Fraser Basin Council; her past roles have included work... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 2:10pm - 2:50pm EST