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Montreal Families

Experiment with a family science challenge

As part of McGill’s Science Literacy Week, the Redpath Museum is inviting families to test their smarts at its Family Science Challenge. Throughout the day, a variety of science quests will be organized by student members of the museum’s club and people involved in Let’s Talk Science McGill, a program that connects educators and youth with volunteers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

“The families come to discover things, learn together, talk and challenge themselves,” says Ingrid Birker who works at the Redpath Museum and is excited to see it holding a family event.

On the day’s docket are numerous activities such as a mineral identification game, in which families will be tasked with naming 18 “mystery” minerals, an Ocean Zones game for marine biology lovers, a food web game that will have participants moving in and out of the museum’s biodiversity galleries, as well as a make-your-own fossil workshop.

The event will be held Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 859 Sherbrooke St. W. It costs $10 for the family, $5 for adults, and $3 for children and students. No registration necessary.

For more information call 514-398-4094, or visit mcgill.ca/redpath.

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