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Science Fun at UNBC

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Masters student Jean Bowen demonstrates math activity to Sam Hannigan - Photo 250News

Masters student Jean Bowen demonstrates “math play” to Sam Hannigan – Photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Robots, a wood physics magic show, and smashing fruits and veggies frozen with liquid nitrogen.

Those are just some of the fun things awaiting young minds at UNBC’s Discovery Centre this spring break.

John Makowsky stands next to 3D printer

John Makowsky stands next to 3D printer

“They are going to find basically how exciting and fun learning can be,” says coordinator Brooke Boswell. “That a university and a library is not just square concrete walls where you come to sit down and stick your nose in a book. It’s basically a place where knowledge is experiential – it’s fun.”

She says with the Canada Winter Games in town it’s also a great chance for the school to strut its stuff.

“This is an opportunity for UNBC to showcase to Prince George and Canada what goes on in our labs and classrooms. At the Discovery Centre, kids, youth and families will be exposed to a great number of amazing activities and demonstrations put on by UNBC’s own students to show just how fun learning can be.”

The Discovery Centre will run weekdays from February 16 to February 27, 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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