A unique project taking place at UNBC’s Prince George campus during the 2015 Canada Winter Games will demonstrate the fun of science to young minds.
The UNBC Discovery Centre will provide interactive, hands on activities, and tours of academic and research facilities to young people and their parents. It will be a portal for parents, students, youth and visitors to learn more about science and the educational opportunities available at UNBC. The public will be given a chance to discover what goes on behind lab and classroom doors at our world-class university.
Robots, a wood physics magic show, a magnetic launching device, and smashing fruits and veggies frozen with liquid nitrogen are just a few of the exciting activities that will have children thinking about science long after they’ve left campus.
“With Canada Winter Games spectators coming from across Canada, this is an opportunity for UNBC to showcase to Prince George and Canada what goes on in our labs and classrooms,” says Brooke Boswell, coordinator of the Discovery Centre. “At the Discovery Centre, kids, youth and families will be exposed to a great number of amazing activities and demonstrations put on by UNBC’s own students to show just how fun learning can be.”
The Discovery Centre will run all day from Feb. 16 to Feb. 27 at the Geoffery R. Weller Library. No registration or entry fee is required.