A Day at SNOLAB
Our goal at SNOLAB is to develop new educational material that fosters an appreciation of the field of astroparticle physics. Our education team endeavours to facilitate an exchange of knowledge with the public and scientists from around the world to better understand our solar system. The desired outcome of our educational work is to have a network of healthy and resilient community partners with informed and active citizens better equipped to understand our goals here at SNOLAB now and in the future.
Canada has demonstrated that it can be a world leader in physics research. For Canada to increase its international impact and to remain competitive, innovative and productive, we need a workforce literate in science and technology. This outreach plan presents the proposed outline for conducting the youth outreach effort of SNOLAB within Greater Sudbury and beyond.
Public communication of SNOLAB research provides an important link between the scientific community and society, giving visibility to scientific success stories and supporting both formal and informal science education.
Science Outreach at SNOLAB broadcasts our scientific expertise to a wider community through programs and activities such as talks, lab visits, family workshops, classroom presentations, and educational media. Science Outreach at SNOLAB:
- connects the public to the fun and excitement of science at a leading research institution.
- shares our research and lets us discuss scientific issues with you.
- cultivates an interest and appreciation of science in potential SNOLAB students
- shows how the research-intensive institution contributes to society.
- makes science education accessible and interactive for students, teachers, and the community.
Information packets on SNOLAB are available on request.
For a hands on introduction to the science being conducted at SNOLAB visit the SNOLAB display at the Science North science centre located in Sudbury Ontario. The fourth floor, "Space Place" has multiple SNOLAB based exhibits including an object theatre called "Between the Stars", a 3-D model of the underground laboratory and videos about the journey underground!
SNOLAB related Video and Audio
Check out the SNOLAB Youtube Channel!
SNOLAB and SNOLAB experiments have made their way into a number of videos.
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) in Ontario, Canada, offers a free, high quality in-class resource for high school teachers and their students. The full video and guide, called "The Mystery of Dark Matter", features SNOLAB and can be viewed online at Perimeter Explorations.
SNOLAB was featured in the Oct 24, 2007 episode of the PBS program Wired Science. You can view the Wired Science Episode.
A Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
Check out SNOLAB featured in this History Channel special with Dr. Kathy Sykes (starts at 35:15)
SNOLAB is located in an active mine, 6800 feet underground; as a result tours are not available to the public. Under some circumstances it is possible to arrange tours for University, educational or research groups. Mining rules require that all persons on such tours be 18 years of age or older.
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