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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
  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
  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
  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