The West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair gives top students from around the region an opportunity to showcase their select science experiments, studies, research or innovation projects to be judged by volunteers from various science professions.
Explore the world around you through inquiry-based learning! Begin to work on science fair projects under the supervision of your teacher as part of the curriculum. All Grade K to 12 students in School Districts 8, 10, 20, and 51 qualify. More than 100 youth are selected at the school level to enter in the annual West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair.
Hosted by GLOWS and Selkirk College, the Regional Science Fair taking place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Selkirk College's Castlegar Campus Gymnasium is an opportunity for selected students to showcase their exemplary work.
Community Science Celebration - Science World
This year, the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair is excited to welcome Science World's Community Science Celebration.
Science World is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province. Attend the Regional Science Fair and discover the science all around you with Science World's Community Science Celebration! Fun and entertaining science experiments, displays and demos and science experts on scene will make this a fun event for the entire family.
Admittance is free and everyone is welcome!
Why Participate in the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair?
Science fair participation increases youth understanding and use of scientific inquiry and offers direct feedback on student projects, including research, experimentation and innovation. It also showcases local science education and career opportunities and allows youth to connect with science professionals working in a variety of fields.
Take an in-depth look at topics that are of interest by developing a science project in one of the following categories:
Innovation - Design and test new devices, models, theories, or method in any science discipline.
Research - Written study of a question of scientific interest.
Study - Analyze collections of data using accepted scientific methods.
Experiment - Actively test a hypothesis by experimental methods.
Awards (monetary and metals) are given out for projects in all the above categories. Students who choose to enter projects in the experiment, study or innovation categories may also have a chance to go to Nationals for their hard work and dedication to science. Additional awards are offered by local businesses or foundations to spur research and experimentation in various areas of interest.
Calling all Classes!
Are you an interested teacher or other school leader?
Let us know your class/school is incorporating a science fair project into their classroom curriculum. Contact Selkirk College Educational Recruitment Specialist Aimie Chernoff at 250.505.1396.
Check out the Science Fair Foundation of BC Guide to Completing Your Science Fair Project.
Evaluate student projects by holding an in-class demo day or a school-wide (multi-grade) mini science fair event at your school.
Determine your top students in each grade in each of the categories - Innovation, Research, Study, Experiment.
Register your top student for the Regional Science Fair by March 24, 2018. (Watch for the registration link to come...) There is a $20 fee per project to register.
Student Event Day Schedule
Check in and project set up - 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Science project judging - 9 to 11 a.m. (Student projects are closed to the public/parents during this time.)
Public Event Day Schedule
Science World, Selkirk College and other community organizations will have exciting science-based activities, demo’s and displays setup in the gym - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Student science project viewing - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Award ceremony - 1 p.m.
To learn more about participating in this year's event contact Educational Recruitment Specialist Aimie Chernoff at 250.505.1396.