Ocean School was made possible by an unprecedented partnership between Dalhousie University, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, and the National Film Board of Canada.
The NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences. NFB producers are embedded in communities across the country, from St. John’s to Vancouver, working with talented creators on innovative and socially relevant projects. The NFB is a leader in gender equity in film and digital media production, and is working to strengthen Indigenous-led production, guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. NFB productions have won over 7,000 awards, including 18 Canadian Screen Awards, 17 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 100 Genies. To access NFB works, visit NFB.ca or download our apps for mobile devices.
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university. Through teaching and learning, research, and service, we drive the region’s intellectual, social and economic development and make a lasting impact on our world. Our successes are built on partnerships — through discovering shared interests, securing support and increasing our shared connections. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our nearly 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a diverse, purpose-driven community, one that spans 13 faculties and conducts approximately $140 million in research each year.
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation represents a collaborative space where the past meets the future in a celebration of creativity, discovery, and human ingenuity. Telling the stories of people who think differently and test the limits, Ingenium honours people and communities who have shaped history — and inspire the next generation. Under the Ingenium brand, the three museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum — provide a sensory experience that immerses young and old alike in the countless ways science and technology connect with Canadians’ everyday lives. This web portal is part of that experience: a place to learn and explore, play and discover. It’s an invitation to unleash curiosity, marvel at the power of human ingenuity to overcome incredible odds — and even be inspired to take part in the unfolding story of science and innovation!