Young scientists compete at Edmonton Regional Science Fair
WHAT: More than 300 grades 4 to12 students from Edmonton and surrounding communities will compete at the annual Edmonton Regional Science Fair, hosted by NAIT. A combined eight participants from the junior and senior categories will move on to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge in May.
WHERE: NAIT Main Campus
North Lobby/Common Market (Building O on campus map)
11762 106 St.
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2013
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Judging (No public viewing)
Sunday, April 7, 2013
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Exhibits open to the public
2 p.m. – Awards presented to top projects in grades 4 – 6 (Shaw Theatre – Building X on attached map)
3 p.m. – Awards presented to top projects in grades 7 – 12 (Shaw Theatre – Building X on attached map)
*** Media wishing to attend on the Saturday are asked to call Susan Chapotelle in advance at 780-349-9845 to arrange for entry***
WHY: This annual event showcases the wide spectrum of scientific research carried out and developed by students in grades 4 to 12, with plenty of great photo ops. Students and organizers will be available for media interviews on both days.
The goal of this event is to get youth interested in the research process at an early age, promoting scientific inquiry and critical thinking. The hope is this instills a life-long love of discovery and learning.
About 25 NAIT staff members have volunteered as judges this year.
For more information, please contact:
Edmonton Regional Science Fair
P 780.681.2401 C 780.349.9845 E firstname.lastname@example.org
NAIT Media Relations
P 780.471.8450 C 780.916.8307 E email@example.com