Science World is bringing its unique and entertaining science shows to Courtenay for the Community Science Celebration, on May 11 at the North Island College. Photo supplied

Science World is On The Road to Courtenay

Science World is bringing its unique and entertaining science shows to Courtenay and surrounding communities.

Science World’s On The Road team will be visiting these communities from May 6-10, performing at schools, and participating in the Community Science Celebration on May 11 at the North Island College (NIC) in Courtenay.

Science World On The Road visits over 30,000 students each year at schools outside the Lower Mainland, who might not otherwise have a chance to visit Science World at TELUS World of Science. The team’s high-energy gymnasium presentations are curriculum linked and will provide students with unforgettable science experiences.

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The On The Road team will wrap up its school visits by participating in the Community Science Celebration on Saturday, May 11. This free community event will include eye-popping shows, demonstrations and challenges, along with an opportunity to meet people in the community doing cool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) every day.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with NIC to bring this Community Science Celebration to Courtenay,” said Jo-Ann Coggan, director of community outreach for Science World. “It is a showcase of the community for the community and will profile local businesses, organizations and innovators. Science World will provide fun, dynamic science experiences for the whole family as part of this event.”

The event at NIC will include exhibitors, chemistry demonstrations, such as screaming gummy bears and Dr. George’s “Flaming hands of Death,” as well as multiple hands-on demonstrations in biology and physics.

“It will be a great day for kids to come and explore a wide range of science activities for kids of all ages,” said Michael Willers, NIC department chair, math and science. “It will show kids the range of cool and interesting things they can study in the sciences.”

The Community Science Celebration takes place Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at the North Island College Comox Valley campus (2300 Ryan Rd.).

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