Inquiring Minds Ottawa
Together, our 10 local museums tell the whole Ottawa story.
Inquiring Minds Ottawa is a new initiative of the Ottawa Museum Network. Our mandate is to provide educational resources in the form of artefacts, experts and experiences to our visitors. The museums of the Ottawa Museum Network are fascinating, educationally rich environments that engage students in exploration and discovery.
The Inquiring Minds concept
Inquiring Minds Ottawa is based on the successful Open Minds concept, established in Calgary in 1993. The Open Minds concept has been successfully established in St John’s, Newfoundland; Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; London, Ontario; Lansing, Michigan; Leeds, England; and Singapore.
Inquiring Minds Ottawa will provide opportunities for teachers to move their classroom into the community for an entire week. The experience encourages inquiry learning, problem solving and new approaches to critical thinking for students as they interact with artefacts and experts at each site.
Piloting Inquiring Minds Ottawa
Pilot programs will be free for participating classes
Participating in a pilot is an opportunity to work with the OMN to launch innovative community learning in Ottawa
For more information about Inquiring Minds Ottawa, or if you are interested in working with the OMN to pilot an Inquiring Minds Ottawa program at your school, please contact:
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