Science World and local partners promote science and technology
Science World, in partnership with Northern Lights College and Sci-Tech North, brought their weird and wacky brand of science to Fort St John in November 2008 for the 1st Annual Community Science Celebration in the North Peace. The theme of the Community Science Celebration was Discover the Science all Around You. Activities included demonstrations, displays and experiments: the Sedimentation Process in Rivers; Finger Printing; Bark Beetles; Making Slime; Homemade Jet Engine; Fishers in the South Peace; Getting to Know our Agriculture Soils; a Culinary Arts Show; a Climate Change Showdown; Science Fair Projects; Computerized Data Collection; and Sound Resonance.
The Celebration encourages students to see value in science studies and to consider science and technology career options. It promotes local businesses involved in science and technology and brings the community together by showcasing science education opportunities, local industries and businesses, government agencies, schools and community organizations involved in science and technology.
The Community Science Celebration wraps up a full week of Science World's school and community based science and technology activities with a truly amazing family adventure focusing on the positive impact that science, technology and innovation has on the region’s economy; fostering relationships with community organizations; and building community capacity to set the stage for ongoing science related activities.
Participants included University of Northern BC, Ministry of Agriculture, the Peace Valley Environmental Association, Northern Lights College, Sci-Tech North, the Science Fair Foundation of BC, the BC Innovation Council, North Peace Senior Secondary School, Genome BC, regional Science Fair winners, BC Sustainable Energy Association, and Focus. The event was held at Bert Ambrose Elementary School, November 15, 2008.