Return to About

What We Do

Here are some ways you can be more involved with the NSIS

  1. Public Science Lectures: Join us every month from October to May to learn about a variety of
    science topics and to network with others interested in science. Visit our website for
    information on the next monthly talk.
  2. Excursions: Field trips with a scientific content, led by subject-matter experts and/or member
    volunteers.
  3. Proceedings of the NSIS: This is a refereed scientific journal. Members receive issues free in
    print and online upon publication. Members also receive discounts on page charges for
    publishing.
  4. Monthly Council Meetings: Members are welcome to attend the monthly council meetings to
    hear about what we do (RSVP to the secretary is required).
  5. Student Science Writing Competition: To promote the communication-of-science, we conduct
    an annual competition open to any student at a NS university or college. Participants receive a
    free 1-year membership in the NSIS, and winners receive cash awards.
  6. NSIS Hall of Fame: A compendium of distinguished scientists with tangible connections to Nova
    Scotia, across a wide range of disciplines, from the mid-1800s to the present day. Nominations
    are reviewed by Council on an ad-hoc basis.
  7. NSIS Council: Members can serve on the NSIS council which includes a number of active and
    retired scientists, student and post-doctoral members as well as observers from the Discovery
    Centre, NS Teachers Union and Museum of Natural History.
  8. Annual General Meeting: The NSIS has an annual AGM in May that is open to all members.
    Each meeting is followed by a Public Lecture.
  9. School Science Fairs: NSIS provides financial support to regional and/or provincial science fairs.
    Several members serve as project judges.
  10. Trade Shows and Conferences: The NSIS participates in several tradeshows and conferences
    and often provides financial support to these events.
  11. Networking with other Science organizations: We network with other local science-related
    organizations on a formal and informal basis.
  12. Website: The NSIS website includes details of our monthly public lectures, and lists our Hall of
    Fame recipients. You can renew your membership using PayPal here and meet council
    members.
  13. Facebook: Please visit our Facebook page where we post about NS Science. All public lectures
    are advertised on our page as well as other interesting science topics.
  14. Twitter: Follow us on Twitter @NSIS_Sci_NS