Sunday February 5, 2012

Community

Researching Imagination

Science World brings own brand of fun to Chilliwack

Staff/Voice

 

hey came seeking wisdom about the weird, wild and wonderful last Saturday at Evergreen Hall and found it.

 

The Science World road show and crew were at it once again in Chilliwack with their annual day-long sideshow, featuring over 20 exhibitors dishing out knowledge on everything from grasshoppers to gas.

The free family fair is meant to nurture interest in the sciences. Kids were agog running from table-to-table checking out displays in wide-eyed wonderment and interacting with the wide array of booths on site.                                        A youngster checks out a hands-on booth Saturday.

Mayor Sharon Gaetz had an animated chat with kids and families and staff later performed stunts on stage. UFV President Mark Evered spoke about the importance of science and getting an education.

In addition to UFV and Science World, the following exhibitors were at the science celebration and credit needs to be given these great groups;

  • Fraser Valley Regional Library - Chilliwack Library

  • Genome BC

  • Fraser Valley Conservancy

  • Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery

  • Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS)

  • Bakerview Eco Dairy

  • BC Hydro Community Outreach

  • Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society

  • Living Lab

  • UBC Applied Biology Program

  • Salmonids in the Classroom (School District 33 & DFO)

  • St. John Ambulance

  • Association of Professional Biology

  • AD Rundle Middle School

  • City of Abbotsford, Engineering Department

  • Science Fair Foundation

  • Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada

  • Destination Imagination

  • Chilliwack Learning Community Society

  • Central Super Science Club.

More information about the Community Science Celebration is available on the Science World website at www.scienceworld.ca 

See more photos below.

 

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