Science World brings road show to Ballenas

The wonders of science will be on display for all to see

Science World invites everyone to explore science in Parksville this Saturday.

Science World invites everyone to explore science in Parksville this Saturday.

Science World invites everyone to explore the science all around them at a Community Science Celebration in Parksville tomorrow (Dec. 10).

Brought to Ballenas Secondary School in co-operation with the Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council, there are three different science shows, booths, prizes and hands on activities from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be plenty of “make and take” activities where people of all ages can try experiments or build things and take the results home, explained Science World’s Jo-Ann Coggan.

The three scheduled shows are on physics (at noon), chemistry (1 p.m.) and a science surprise show at 3 p.m.

The program jumps all over the province from Chilliwack to Fort Nelson this season alone, with just two on the Island, including Port Alberni.

The free public event has attracted many people in previous cities and students are getting short visits through the week to give them a taste of what to expect at the event.

According to their website the celebrations focus on the positive impact that science, technology and innovation has on a region’s economy and Science World aims to foster relationships with community organizations and build capacity for ongoing activities.

It is meant to promote science and technology careers and local businesses, agencies, schools and community organizations involved in science and technology.

For more information call 1-800-363-1611.