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Science on display at the Community Science Celebration

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 9th, 2019

More than 500 people walked through the doors of the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium Saturday to experience science at its best during the Community Science Celebration.

The event combined the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair with Science World On the Road from Vancouver.

“I think there’s an impressive amount of science knowledge in Nelson,” said Stefano Giulianetti of Science World On the Road.

Science World is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver and features many permanent interactive exhibits and displays, as well as areas with varying topics throughout the years.

Giulianetti said Science World On the Road is on a year four of a five-year mandate to visit many of the schools in the province who might not otherwise have a chance to visit Science World at TELUS World of Science.

“Science fairs have a knack of getting the word out and we’re happy to be a part of that,” Giulianetti added, who wanted to give a shout-out to teacher Ann McDonnell for help in coordinating the trip to the Nelson area.

Science World On the Road spent the past week visiting elementary schools in the region. The team’s high-energy gymnasium presentations are curriculum linked and will provide students with unforgettable science experiences.

Saturday, Science World On the Road joined with local scientists sharing their projects at the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair.

Exhibitors from throughout the region entered displayed their projects to the public.

Stefano Giulianetti of Science World On the Road speaks with a student during Saturday's Community Science Celebration at LVR.

Science World On staff shows a future scientist one of the exhibits.

One of the many exhibits on display at Saturday's Community Science Celebration.

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