Seventh Annual Science Festival Launches in Sault Ste. Marie

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The Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival is back for another year of science, technology, and fun! Taking place virtually from Monday, June 21 to Saturday, June 26, the Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival shines the spotlight on science among children, teens and adults by offering an opportunity to celebrate science in a fun, interactive and welcoming setting for all ages.

“It is with great pride that the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library has been able to contribute and support Science North with its annual science festival, especially during these difficult and challenging times. Though a lot of learning has temporarily transitioned to online, it is organizations like Science North who keep it fun and engaging no matter the format. This year’s Science Festival is sure to be a BLAST!”– Matthew MacDonald, CEO, Sault Ste Marie Public Library


“The Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival highlights science and technology in our community helping to generate a passion and desire for learning. The College is proud to support this festival once again recognizing the importance of education in these areas and the excitement that it brings. We encourage everyone to participate in the fun virtual events taking place during this year’s festival.”– Dr. Ron Common, President, Sault College

The Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival group of partners includes Algoma University, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, Entomica, Invasive Species Centre, Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Sault Ste. Marie Public Library and Science North as the managing partner.

“Congratulations to all the partners on the launch of the seventh annual Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival. With our partners, we are happy to extend our Bluecoat brand of interactive and hands-on science delivery through virtual means this year. We look forward to another successful year working with Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival partners to create memorable and educational experiences for everyone within the community.” – Guy Labine, Science North CEO

Join your community for engaging, fun science events, including It’s Not Rocket Science Trivia Night! hosted by the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library on Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm, and for the annual Science Carnival, where you can watch exciting live shows and a library of awesome videos showcasing cool science from all of the Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival partners throughout the whole week!

“The School of Life Sciences and the Environment at Algoma University is happy to support and take part in the Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival.  Science is the foundation of modern medicine and plays a crucial role in many aspects of our daily lives.  During the global covid-19 pandemic, science proved essential in the development of drugs for the sick, and safe vaccines to help us emerge from this crisis. We support the mission of the science festival to promote the benefits of scientific reasoning and the fruits of scientific research.” – Dr. Brandon Schamp, Head of the School of Life Sciences and the Environment, Algoma University


“The Great Lakes Forestry Centre is pleased to participate in the Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival to bring science to our northern community. We believe it is important to showcase the depth and breadth of science being conducted by our organization and partners, highlighting the knowledge and career opportunities available within the local STEM field. With this new virtual program, the SSM Science Festival builds on the momentum it has developed over the past seven years and maintains a valuable connection with our community.”
–  Danny Galarneau, Director General/ Directeur general Natural Resources Canada / Resources naturelles Canada Canadian Forest Service


“What a tremendous showcase of the fun and exciting science taking place in the Algoma Region! Fisheries and Oceans Canada is proud to be part of such an innovative community, both in the science that is being undertaken, and the creativity and adaptability to continue this great event in a virtual setting.” – T. Van Kempen, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Don’t miss out on the fun! Participate in the festival by tuning in for the live premiere or watch the videos at your own pace. Full agenda can be found at and

“The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is thrilled to be a part of Science North’s Science Festival. Although we are limited to virtual presentations this year, we accept the challenge in growing our technology-based offerings.”– Brian Bubinas, Curator, Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre


“The Invasive Species Centre is excited to be an event partner for the 2021 Science Festival in collaboration with Science North and our local science partners. The Science Festival gives us all a chance to participate in activities that celebrate science, technology and innovation. During the Festival’s virtual Family Science Carnival, the Invasive Species Centre is bringing the Toronto Zoo to you so that you can take a virtual live tour of the Asian Carp exhibit the Invasive Species Centre helped to create at the Toronto Zoo! Enjoy the 7th annual Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival!” – Sarah Rang, Executive Director, The Invasive Species Centre


“Even critters with eight legs, eight eyes, hairy legs and fangs are fabulously freaky and phenomenal. We must advocate to appreciate, understand and cherish all living things in this world. It makes us better animals ourselves. Entomica is proud to be a Sault Ste Marie Science Festival partner and support the mission of sharing science with the Sault Ste Marie community.” – John Dedes, CEO, Entomica

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