Supervision of Students at the Fair
The Western Manitoba Science Fair committee is made up of a small group of volunteers, who organize and run the fair each year. Our committee provides a detailed schedule for a structured fair day, and we try our best with our limited numbers to keep all students on track and where they should be. We do, however, depend on schools/chaperones/parents to provide any extra supervision that they deem necessary. We expect that teachers and parents have explained to students attending WMSF that they are to follow the schedule and not be going where they shouldn’t be (please see previous section ‘Participant Responsibilities’). This means that students should be at their projects unless there is a designated activity going on for them. Our committee and volunteers are always available during the day to assist any students that have a question or need help with understanding where they need to be.
As we are a very small group of volunteers running the fair, it is not possible for us to directly supervise 500 students. Typically schools send at least one teacher or chaperone to keep tabs on their students at the fair, and we encourage and appreciate that. The only time that parents and teachers can’t be directly with the students is during judging; other than that they may provide supervision as they deem necessary. The following is a rough timeline for the day; a finalized and detailed schedule with more specific times and activity descriptions will be circulated and available on our website closer to the fair.
Project Setup 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on April 10th (evening before fair)
Project Setup 7:00 am to 8:30 am April 11th
Opening Remarks 8:30 - 9:15
Judging 9:15 - 12:30
Lunch/Entertainment 12:30 - 1:30
Scheduled Activities 1:45 - 4:00
Public Viewing 2:00 - 4:00
Project Removal 4:30 - 6:30
Grade 1-4 Award Ceremony 4:30 - 5:30
Grade 5-12 Award Ceremony 6:30 - 8:00