Media Advisory - 2008 National Science and Technology Week in the Pacific Region


    BRITISH COLUMBIA, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Get excited, be a scientist, test your
own science and tech savvy and find out how the world works with cutting-edge
science and technology events taking place across Canada and here in B.C.
during National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), October 17-26, 2008.
    The theme this year is "Planet Earth" and aims to spark interest and
curiosity about our great planet! These are just a sample of dozens of special

    Official Launch of the 1st Annual "WHERE Challenge" and National Science
    and Technology Week

    October 17, 2008, Science World at TELUS World of Science, Vancouver, BC
    The "WHERE Challenge" is asking all Canadian kids aged 10 - 14 years to
discover the answers to these questions: What on Earth is in your stuff and
WHERE on Earth does it come from?

    Science Scrum Launch at the Brighouse Science Bash

    October 24, 2008, The Richmond Brighouse Library, Richmond, BC
    The celebration features interactive displays, hands-on experiments and
other activities, including the launch of Science Scrum - a multimedia science
journalism competition for students.

    Fuelling the Economy of the Future

    October 24, 2008, Hollywood Rd. Education Services, Kelowna, BC
    This symposium brings together teachers, professors and mentors to
inspire enthusiastic minds; and to connect educators, students, and industry.

    Paleontology Workshops and Climate Change Talk

    October 24, 2008, The Exploration Place Science Centre, Prince George, BC
    Fossil identification workshops and a talk on the hot topic of climate
change and glaciation will be given by Dr. Paul Johnston, renowned Mount Royal
College paleontologist.

    Saturday Morning Physics for High-Schoolers

    October 25, 2008, TRIUMF, UBC Campus, Vancouver, BC
    The first of the 2008-09 Saturday morning lecture series for high school
students focuses on waves and wave motion using music and musical instruments
as examples.

    For full details and to find out what's taking place in your
    neighbourhood, visit

    For more information on the featured events, visit the backgrounder:

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Stephanie Leung, Communications
Coordinator, British Columbia Innovation Council, (604)602-5249,

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