It's Science Fair Season Again? Already?

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
February 2nd, 2009

Students throughout the region are busy planning and researching their science fair projects for presentation in the upcoming district and regional science fairs. Meanwhile, organizers are reaching to the community to support these young scientists by volunteering their time to judge at the fairs.

School District 20 will be hosting its district science fair for K-12 students at the Trail Middle School Gym on Thursday, March 12, 2009 with public viewing taking place from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. The West Kootenay Regional Science Fair will be held at the Selkirk College Gym, Castlegar on Saturday April 4, 2009 with public viewing from 11am – 1pm.

But they need help.

Could you volunteer your time to enrich and encourage a student’s passion for science? Then the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) invites you to participate in one or both of the upcoming science fairs. Time commitment is minimal, requiring three hours for the district fair in Trail on Thursday March 12 from 1pm and four hours at the regional fair in Castlegar on Saturday April 4 from 7:30am. Contact terry@kast.com for more information or to sign up for one or both of these fairs.

The students’ hard work will be rewarded as they will be able to experience science in action as Science World brings their weird, wacky, and jaw-dropping brand of science to the Community Science Celebration on Saturday April 4, 2009. This show presents a live, interactive demonstration that combines education, theatre and fun. Science World has a playful approach to learning science and technology where kids can see the concepts in their textbooks come alive with colour, humour and flair.

The Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST), in partnership with Selkirk College and Vancouver’s Science World is proud to bring back the Community Science Celebration to Castlegar for the third year. Last years’ event was a huge success with over 2000 local residents participating in the free family event that also showcased science displays from businesses such as the Electrical Awareness wiener cooking demonstration by FortisBC.


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