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October 27, 2017 7:26 pm

Science World Comes to P.G.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 @ 7:31 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Science World is taking it’s show on the road,  and lands in Prince George tomorrow.

The On the Road Team  is planning on visits to 12 different schools in Prince George as  well as Vanderhoof and Fort St.  James.

“It’s an inquiry based presentation, so students are encouraged to ask questions ,  turn and talk to their neighbours and make observations and predictions” says On the Road Team Coordinator Charlotte Swanson.  “There’s  rocket launchers, there’s (rubber) chicken sling shots,  real cool stuff.”

Swanson  says the  idea  behind the visits is to get  students  interested in science “Definitely  sort of ‘wonder’ we want to inspire.  We want kids to ask why?  Why is that happening? And get kids  excited about science,  and encourage them to want to answer those questions after we leave.”

The demonstrations aren’t limited to  schools though, as the On the Road Team will be  participating in the Community Science Celebration  at Exploration  Place on January 21st.

“We’re going to be exhibiting local  participants,  as various Prince George scientists will be  there to  show off the science they are already doing in the community” says Swanson.   Those local participants include the RCMP, UNBC,  CNC,  Indigo  Design, the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal  BC Museum.

“Every community  we visit has a scientific presence for sure,  there’s already scientists working there,   so we  want to show that to students,  they don’t have to relocate to be a scientist.”

The Community Science Celebration  at Exploration Place  is free  and will run from 10:30 to 4 on Saturday the 21st.



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