Media Advisory - Let's Talk Science to mobilize thousands of university
students during National Science & Technology Week to turn Canadian kids on
to science

LONDON, ON, Oct. 19 /CNW/ -

WHAT: Let's Talk Science volunteers will be doing hands-on activities in classrooms, libraries and community settings across the country this National Science & Technology Week (NSTW) to get kids excited and interested in science, engineering and technology. For example:

    
    Calgary, Alta.
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    Friday, October 16, 10 - 11:30 a.m. MST
    Laboratories 2525 and 2526, O'Brien Centre, University of Calgary
    Let's Talk Science volunteers at the University of Calgary will lead
    southern Alberta high school students through "DNA Whodunnit?" and "Vein
    to Vein" workshops where they will learn to identify DNA samples and do
    blood type matching.

    Toronto, Ont.
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    Tuesday, October 20, 1- 3 p.m. EST
    St. Martin de Porres, 230 Morningside Ave., Toronto
    Let's Talk Science volunteers from the University of Toronto, Scarborough
    campus, will visit a Grade 2/3 class to teach students about different
    states of matter. Kids will get to make their own Gak slime.

    Guelph, Ont.
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    Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. EST
    Lifetime Learning Centre, Ontario Veterinary College, Room 1713
    Let's Talk Science volunteers at the University of Guelph will train new
    volunteer recruits how to make science engaging and fun for kids. Media
    can see new volunteers developing and presenting hands-on activities
    related to the science concept friction.

    Fredericton, N.B.
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    Thursday, October 22, 3:45 to 5 p.m. ADT
    Leo Hayes High School, Frederiction
    Let's Talk Science volunteers from University of New Brunswick will visit
    68 science club students to do hands-on activities about earthquakes,
    plate tectonics and quicksand.
    

ABOUT LET'S TALK SCIENCE:

Let's Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization dedicated to building youth interest and engagement in science, engineering and technology. Through our unique volunteer outreach programs, we engage thousands of students at 30 universities and colleges across Canada to volunteer their time to deliver fun and engaging hands-on science workshops and activities to hundreds of thousands of children and youth each year.

SOURCE Let's Talk Science

For further information: For further information: about these and other events during NSTW, contact: Krista Habermehl, Communications Officer, Let's Talk Science, (519) 474-4081 ext. 239 or (877) 474-4081 ext 239, khabermehl@letstalkscience.ca

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