Media Advisory - Celebrate National Science and Technology Week October 17 - 26, 2008



    
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    BRITISH COLUMBIA, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - National Science and Technology Week
(NSTW) is a week-long series of exciting events taking place across Canada.
The theme this year is "Planet Earth" and aims to spark interest and curiosity
about our great planet!

    Celebrations in Prince George and the Interior include:

    Science World's 4th Annual Community Science Celebration
    October 18, 2008 (10:30 am - 4 pm), House of Birch/Waap Haawk, Northwest
Community College, Terrace

    Science World and BC PALS (the Program for the Awareness and Learning of
Science) bring this annual free family event to Northwest Community College's
Terrace Campus - an interactive day of science for the whole family. For more
information contact Jo-Ann Coggan at 604-443-7553.

    Choose Your Future - Science and Technology Career Panels
    October 21, 2008 (1:30 - 2:30 pm), Wintergarden, University of Northern
BC, Prince George

    Get an inside glimpse into what work life in the science and technology
area looks like by attending the "Choose Your Future" career panels. Each
discussion-style panel features scientists and researchers and highlights what
could await you by choosing this career. For more information, contact Phil
Burton at 250-960-6130 or Robyn Quinn at 250-363-0737 or rquinn@nrcan.gc.ca.

    Palentology Workshops and Climate Change Talk
    October 24, 2008 (1 - 3 pm), The Exploration Place, 333 Becott Place,
Prince George

    A fossil identification workshop with the visiting public in the
afternoon. For more information contact Amanda Tisseur at 250-562-1612 ext.
221 or amanda@theexplorationplace.com.

    To view a complete listing of all events across Canada, visit
www.science.gc.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Stephanie Leung, Communications
Coordinator, British Columbia Innovation Council, (604) 602-5249,
1-800-665-7222, sleung@bcic.ca

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