Meet Our New Rattlesnake

Something interesting happened on the third floor at the end of July. Our Massasauga rattlesnake, Hook, was taken back to the Toronto Zoo where he was originally bred. We now have a new juvenile...


Easy Ways to Reduce Waste This Summer

It’s summertime! The sun is out, birds are chirping, turtles are egg-laying, and that means… a lot of plastic can potentially be saved! It’s important to reduce waste year round, but with the cold...


Meet TESS, NASA’s Planet-Hunting Superstar

Just don’t call her four-eyes. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS to her friends) begins collecting data this month. Launched in April, she is equipped with four telescopes, two solar panels, and one mission...

Two plants in the ground. One plant is talking to the other plant saying: "Watch out for aphids!" 0

Earth Day Special: Can plants communicate?

Today we’re celebrating Earth Day by exploring some of the most important organisms on our planet –  plants. Did you know that plants can communicate? This is nothing new to plant scientists, although the...


What is Citizen Science?

Doing science isn’t just for scientists!  There are tons of ways in which you can participate in real science projects by collecting data, making observations and spreading the word.