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an unforgettable experience
Our top four Western Manitoba Science Fair finalists are in Fredericton, NB for the Canada Wide Science Fair May 11-18, 2019. Check out pictures, project details, interviews, and all things CWSF below!!
What's the scoop?
The top grades 7-12 projects from the Western Manitoba Science Fair have moved on to represent Western Manitoba at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, NB from May 11 - 18, 2019 at the University of New Brunswick. The Canada Wide Science Fair is the largest youth oriented science event in Canada, and Fredericton welcomed 500 brilliant young minds this week from across the country for this national week long event, giving finalists an opportunity to compete for cash prizes, scholarships, and special awards that may very well shape their futures. In addition, they have participated in a variety of science based activities/workshops on campus, as well as had the opportunity to explore the area and get up close and personal with the many cultural, social, scientific, and other activities that the Fredericton area has to offer during off-campus tours.
Introducing...the WMSF region participants!
Click on each participant's link to learn more...
Fun times at CWSF!
Here are some of the activities at the 2019 Canada Wide Science Fair:
A Taste of New Brunswick
Participants will be welcomed by some good old fashioned Maritime hospitality! They will be swept away by this showcase of everything New Brunswick has to offer: music, art, and of course, fantastic food. From art duels to rock bands to Maritime tunes, there will be something amazing awaiting throughout the building. No need to dress up for the event, just bring your appetite and enjoy a fun-filled evening as we relax and get acquainted.
Freddy Festival @ The Market
Downtown Fredericton is the heart of the city, and Saturday mornings often find Fredericton residents visiting the Boyce Farmer’s Market. Enjoy the Freddy Festival at the Market, where vendors will offer fabulous fare from samosas to fresh-made kettle corn and exciting activities like bungee cord races. You can also explore Science East, a centre offering fun and hands-on science exhibits and our Beaverbrook Art Gallery – home to many incredible works of art.
Every CWSF 2019 participant will spend Tour Day visiting New Brunswick attractions by motorcoach with a tour guide. The various tours include:
Brunswick’s Magnificent Fundy Trail!
Enjoy a leisurely walk on the ocean floor, explore the caves, waterfalls, beautiful beaches and enjoy lunch in the picturesque fishing village of St. Martins, a beautiful window through which to take a peek at life in New Brunswick.
Hopewell Rocks & Cape Enrage!
Explore the iconic Hopewell Rocks at low tide and discover fossils and billion-year-old rocks with your interpretive guides. You will also get the chance to visit Cape Enrage, home to one of the oldest lighthouses on New Brunswick's Fundy coastline. After exploring these fascinating tidal areas you and the group will enjoy lunch at Broadleaf Guest Ranch.
St. Andrews By-the-Sea and St. Stephen
Discover the beautiful St. Andrews By-the-Sea and St. Stephen in a unique way. This tour will take you to the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Minister’s Island and the delicious St. Stephen Chocolate Factory. Have your camera and binoculars ready because St. Andrews By-the-Sea offers spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy!
North America’s First Global Geopark will spark your curiosity!
Experience Saint John’s newest attraction “SKYWALK SAINT JOHN”! Enjoy a brief 13 minute film which explains the Reversing Falls Rapids phenomenon, the geology, history of the area and things to do while awaiting the next tidal extreme. After the film you will enter the large rooftop deck area which includes the SKYWALK SAINT JOHN observation platform. Stop … take a deep breath and SKYWALK out 28′ beyond the 110′ cliff edge on the stainless steel and glass platform and feel the thrill! Explore uptown Saint John on your own before visiting Falls View Park where the phenomenon of the Reversing Falls caused by the tremendous rise and fall of the tides of the Bay of Fundy, create the highest in the world.
UNBelievable Science Experiences
Finalists will participate in two of the following hands-on activities offered by various departments at the University of New Brunswick: Psychology, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Geodesy and Geomatics, Biology, Forestry, Parks Canada, Biomedical Engineering, Earth Sciences, A History in Blankets, Welcome to the Talking Circle, Learn about Indigenous Medicines, Comment utiliser l'exercice pour diminuer le risque de maladie, UNB Makerspace, UNB Media Lab, and Science in the Stacks.
Do you remember sitting around the campfire at camp, singing songs and playing guitar? So do we! On Wednesday night, prepare yourself for Camp CWSF. This will be a talent show to showcase the many gifts of our finalists.
The STEM Expo will be Canada's largest youth science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach and promotion event and will run concurrently with the CWSF Wednesday to Friday. Exhibitors will include government agencies, universities and colleges, private companies from various industries, outreach and education programs, museums and youth groups. The Expo is focused on offering engaging, hands-on activities, inspiring presentations and exciting demonstrations to all our visitors to showcase the opportunities that exist in STEM. It will take place in the Rec Gym on the bottom level of the Currie Center, just below the Project Zone. Early in the week, the focus for the finalists is on scientific, social and cultural program activities, including judging for the competition. During the last three days of the Fair, finalists will not only share their projects with 10,000 visiting students, teachers and the public, but they will also have an opportunity to explore the STEM Expo.
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