Free Science Events in Toronto for October 2015
The Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collection. Here is the October calendar (PDF).
October's highlights include:
- October 3: Green Energy Doors Open - Learn how people of Ontario are paving the way to a cleaner and more sustainable energy economy.
- October 8: Your Feet, Your Health - Join chiropodists to learn more about the health of your feet.
- October 18: Evolution of Plant Sexual Diversity: Natural History to Genomics - Learn how diverse approaches from Darwinian natural history to genomics have provided novel insights into the sex lives of plants.
The Toronto Public Library also offers many free science and applied science events:
- Science & Technology
- Health & Wellness
- Computer & Library Training
- Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs
At the library, October's highlights include:
- October 7: Healthy Pregnancy: Inside and Out! at Leaside Branch. Vital strategies for giving your growing baby the best head start.
- October 13: Fracking and Its Environmental Hazards, at Annette Street Branch. Fracking is an extreme energy method to extract underground natural gas. Communities are uniting to oppose fracking because of its high water use, its high carbon emissions, its impacts on human health, the disruption it causes to wildlife, and the danger it poses to groundwater and local drinking water.
- October 14: Juicing Workshop, at Jones Branch. Learn how to make your own fruit and vegetable juices. Content covered includes how to juice for optimal health, how to use the juicer, proper juice storage, best fruits and vegetables for juicing and recipes.
- October 20: I, For One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords, at Lillian H. Smith Branch. Robotics researcher Dr. Michael Jenkin provides a snapshot of today's mobile robots and the potential weakness and limitations of these autonomous systems.
- October 27: Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis, at North York Central Library. Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water.
Can't attend a program or want to read more about the topics covered? Try some of these titles: