Next week, September 16-22, is Science Literacy Week, an annual celebration of scientists and science communication that is taking place in locations across the country. Keep an eye out for events in your community. The local library may have a themed display of science books that come recommended by other readers. Science centres, museums, and universities are hosting a range of different events at various points during the week.

On Wednesday, September 18, for example, Ocean Networks Canada will be mounting Ship2Shore, an on-line experience that will be free to anyone visiting the organization’s web site. Organizers will be providing a live link with the Canadian Coast Guard ship J.P. Tully and participants will have a chance to ask questions to the vessel’s personnel, including scientists who are on-board to conduct research.

If you have an event that you’d like to include, or you want to find out what may be happening near you, visit the Science Literacy Week web site for details.