The Discovery Centre and IGNITE Atlantic Partner to Bring Inclusive Youth Programming Across Nova Scotia

December 1, 2021

Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Discovery Centre and IGNITE Atlantic (IGNITE) have announced a partnership to support Primary to Grade 12 youth throughout rural Nova Scotia by providing students with exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programming and experiences. 


This is a partnership the first of its kind in Nova Scotia. 


We are proud of the programming we have developed to date and are excited to take these next steps with IGNITE. We really want to focus on new opportunities across Nova Scotia and further explore advancements in technology where we can inspire youth to start and grow their careers right here in Nova Scotia” says Dov Bercovici, President and CEO, The Discovery Centre.


Doug Jones, CEO, IGNITE adds, “We are thrilled to be able to bring The Discovery Centre’s world-class programming to a wider audience across Nova Scotia. We know that these programs allow youth to build on critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills and our hope is that it will spark interest in entrepreneurship, STEAM and innovation.


Programming activities focused on STEAM innovation and entrepreneurship will be held at locations throughout Nova Scotia starting in early 2022.


About the Organizations

The Discovery Centre’s mission is to bring STEAM to life through fun and interactive learning experiences. Leveraging existing facilities, people, and programming, the Centre creates inclusive spaces that ignite a passion for science and discovery.


IGNITE is a rural innovation hub that brings people together to explore how to make change possible in rural communities. IGNITE aims to create a culture of innovation by engaging youth, communities, startups and industries in finding solutions and creating opportunities.