Science Literacy Week 2021 is coming - September 20-26
C is for Climate!
Along with organizations from across Canada, U of T Libraries is exploring all things climate-related for this year's Science Literacy Week celebration. Participating libraries from St. George, UTM, and UTSC campuses will offer virtual displays, contests, trivia, and other content that will inspire you all week long.
Stay tuned for more - events are being added daily.
Science Literacy Week showcases the diversity of Canadian science and the culture it's embedded in. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools and not-for-profits come together to highlight the books, movies, podcasts and events that convey the excitement and influence of science in our everyday lives. It’s about each and everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live it.
Climate Science Literacy is an understanding of your influence on climate and climate’s influence on you and society. A climate-literate person:
Source: NOAA Climate.gov
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WHAT: SCI LIT JEOPARDY
WHEN: Sept 20-24, daily @10am/3pm
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
Open to all currently registered U of T students (all 3 campuses)
RULES & GUIDELINES:
Submit your daily answers by 11:59pm EST each day
Students with the most correct answers by the end of the week have a chance to win up to a $50 U of T Bookstore gift card!
Contest ends Fri Sept 24, 11:59pm EST.
There are numerous science books available through the UofT Libraries collections. Some are available as e-books. Happy reading!
Communicating Climate Change
Ever read an article or book and still feel kind of confused about the topic? They say a picture is worth a thousand words - and this can certainly be the case when it comes to complex climate issues.
The Gerstein Science Information Centre is proud to showcase illustrations and infographics that cut through some of the scientific jargon, and takes a closer look at several issues surrounding climate change.
Where: Gerstein Science Information Centre, Main floor (by The Book Stop)
When: Sept 20-26, 2021
Brought to you by the Gerstein Science Information Centre x Science Communication Club.
The Dentistry Library has endeavored to highlight the intersections between dentistry and climate. Specifically, there are two tree-shaped exhibits in-library that present users with academic and newspaper articles documenting the interesting and sometimes unconventional ways in which dentistry is impacted by climate change and vice versa. This includes topics such as dental waste, sustainable dental practices, the negative effect of climate change on oral health, and more.
Where: Dentistry Library, 124 Edward Street, Room 267
When: Week of September 20 to 24, 2021
Dentistry Library staff will tweet links to academic articles, books, newspaper articles, association statements and reports, with the aim to inform all audiences about dental waste management and what is being done to improve it, the impact of dentistry on the environment, and the impact climate change on oral health.
Stay tuned for more starting on Sept 20th!
Decompress with online or at home nature and climate themed colouring pages:
Unwind with some virtual puzzles, ranging from 4 to 1000+ pieces:
Are you a gamer? Interested in where climate and video games collide? Check out this feature of titles that explore themes of climate change and awareness:
Listen to Podcasts on Climate Change by Indigenous Scholars and Creators
Read Reports from Indigenous Authors and Organizations
Read Books written by Indigenous Authors on climate change
Explore content on various Indigenous websites focusing on Climate Change
Explore a lesson plan about climate change policy and Indigenous Relations
Gerstein Science Information Centre
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