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Science North
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Science North is guided by its mandate to: offer a program of science learning; across Northern Ontario; operate a science centre; operate a mining technology and earth sciences centre; sell consulting services, exhibits and media productions to support the centre’s developmentfilm production, “Wonders of the Arctic” at the IMAX cinema during the run of the exhibition.
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Officially Amazing: The Science of Guinness World Records
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This funding is for the marketing of “Officially Amazing!”, a major exhibition and series of activities and events related to record breaking, taking place March 3 to September 7, 2020 in Sudbury. Programming will include: (1) “The Science of Guinness World Records”, a 600 square metre travelling exhibition produced by Science North where visitors will learn the science behind broken records and explore the perseverance, creativity, innovation and fun inherent in record-breaking attempts; (2) “Adjudicated Events” (April, May, June, August 2020): official Guinness World Records adjudicators will lead major group record breaking attempts; (3) “Summer Challenge”: Science North staff will lead visitors in official record-breakings attempts; (4) “Experiences in the Exhibit Hall”: workshops and live shows where visitors will engage in hands-on themed challenges that teach the secrets behind various records; (5) “Scavenger Hunt”: a citywide geocaching adventure which will include stories of local record-breaking attempts; (6) “Guinness Records Record Holders Meet and Greet”: visitors will have the opportunity to meet successful world record holders, including David Rush (world’s fastest juggler, and holder of 100+ Guinness World Records), CBC Sudbury (deepest radio broadcast), and Khouri Long (largest exercise ball class); (7) “Nightlife on the Rocks and Science Socials” (March 27, May 1, July 24, 2020): adult-only events that will give visitors the opportunity to meet science speakers and explore the science behind skills such as reaction, focus and endurance; and (8) “Officially Amazing! Film Series”.
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Northern Ontario
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