Half a million young scientists kick off "Youth Science Month" in Canada

    TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Every year, over 500,000 young Canadians
participate in project-based science - as many as play hockey. And during
March, Youth Science Month, thousands will be showing their work, and
competing to earn a spot at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, in May, hosted this
year in Truro, Nova Scotia.
    Proclaimed by Youth Science Foundation (YSF) Canada, Youth Science Month
is supported by a host of Premiers, provincial Ministers, MLA's, Mayors and
other community leaders.
    YSF Canada Chairman, Lorne Heslop, making the proclamation today, said,
"By supporting young innovators today, we can all encourage the discoveries
and innovations that will create a prosperous, sustainable tomorrow. Youth
Science Month is an opportunity for Canada to celebrate the next generation of
scientists in the same way we recognize the achievements of our young
    Information about science fairs in your area is available from the Youth
Science Foundation website at www.ysf-fsj.ca.

    About Youth Science Foundation Canada
    Since 1962, Youth Science Foundation Canada (YSF) has played a vital role
in nurturing the scientific impulse amongst our youth - encouraging them to
develop scientific and technological knowledge and skills. Every year, half a
million young Canadians - as many as play hockey - participate in
project-based science. Fired by the tireless energy of over 8,000 volunteers:
educators, scientists and parents across a network of 100 local organizations,
YSF works to capture their imaginations and broaden their access to science.
Our goal is to ensure all young Canadians have the chance to peer through the
lens of a microscope and be mesmerized by what they see.

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For further information: Media Contact: Laura William, Tel:
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