Science geeks are coming

  • Jul. 23, 2010 10:00 a.m.

Who: Science AL!VE instructors, aka the super-cool-science-geeks, are ready for our four weeks of camp! Camp will be separated into two age- groups: Junior camp is for students completed grades 2 through 4 and senior camp is for students completed grades 5 through 7.What: Campers will explore the dynamic worlds of science, engineering and technology! Hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations and take-home projects are the focus of all Science AL!VE programs. Projects include: making a hand-powered flashlight, building a light up pen and engineering a mouse-trap car! Campers will also be working on engineering and environmental challenges.Cost: $50 per child. Bursaries are available, please contact Science AL!VE at sciencealive@sfu.ca or 778-782-5912.When/Where: Skidegate July 19-23, Sk’aadgaa NaayMasset July 26-30, TahayghenPort Clements August 16-20, Community Centre Sandspit August 23-27, ALM.This is Science AL!VE’s tenth year of science education programs in Haida Gwaii. In June, over 400 kids participated in our classroom workshops. We are excited to be working with Agnes L. Mathers Elementary, Tahayghen Elementary, Port Clements Community Hall, Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary and School District 50 Haida Gwaii this summer, and we know that without their support we could not offer the programs that we do. Science AL!VE is also going to be hosting community events at all four camp locations. Campers, their families, friends, and members of the community are invited to an evening of science activities, exciting demos and lots of fun! More information will be distributed at camp.Time: 5:30-7:30pm (Thursdays)July 22 -Skidegate (Sk’aadgaa Naay), July 29 – Masset (Tahayghen), Aug 19 – Port Clements, Aug 26 – Sandspit (ALM)Registration and bursary application forms and other program info are available at the Science AL!VE website or call 778-782-5912.Laura Bouwman and Kathryn Ovenell-Carter Directors, Science AL!VE(778) 782 5912sciencealive@sfu.caArticle copyright Haida Gwaii Observer