Science fair coming

Event promises to showcase the scientific projects of local youth in Terrace

The northwest Science and Innovation Society (NSIS) science fair returns to town in a couple weeks for students to show off their interest in science and what they learned with a project.

Students from kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to enter for the chance to win prizes and show their projects to a wider audience at the regional competition.

The only difference is behind the scenes: NSIS no longer receives government financing so former NSIS executive director Christine Slanz, who no longer works for the society, decided to put together the science fair with businesses and organizations sponsoring the event because of their interest in supporting students and science.

“Because NSIS and I believe that science fairs are so important, we are offering them this year,: said Slanz, adding she still works on several initiatives on behalf of NSIS so students still have opportunities to explore science studies and careers.

The science fair will run the same as always, she added.

The sponsorship money covers medals and trophies, draw prizes, the pizza lunch for the students, refreshments for the judges, and other administrative costs and any money left over will be kept for next year’s science fair, said Slanz.

For those interested, volunteer judges are still needed.

For more on the science fair in Terrace,  including where to go for science project details, see Community Calendar on page 12.