Saturday Serious Fun: Contraption Factory
This Saturday May 18 at 1:00pm, turn a simple task (getting a golf ball in a cup) on its head by building wild, complicated machines that would make Rube Goldberg proud. Combine simple ramps, wedges, pulleys, screws, wheels, and levers in small teams or as a large group, and learn about the forces that drive machines we use every day!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members. Suitable for all ages.
Silly Science for Tots!
Inspire your young explorer with dynamic, hands-on,
Silly Science programs at the OSC this spring!
Thursdays from 10 – 11 am; Ages 2-5
May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20
Parent or guardian accompaniment required.
Drop in – no registration necessary
Cost per session:
Members: $5 + GST per child
Non-members: Regular admission and $5 + GST per child
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or call 250.545.3644
Do you have a graduating student in your family?
The Okanagan Science Centre is offering the Marg Sim Memorial
Scholarship of $300 to a 2013 North Okanagan graduate, who is a current OSC member, and is entering post secondary education in a science or education related field.
Marg Sim, along with her husband Bill, founded the Okanagan Science Centre in 1985, and the scholarship fund was created in Marg's memory. The scholarship has been increased to $300 thanks to a generous donation from the Pythian Sisters. The Knights of Pythias and the Pythian Sisters were instrumental in creating many of the original OSC displays and were active in fundraising in the early days of the science centre. The Sisters wish to honor Marg's memory with their donation.
Interested students should submit a 500 word essay on one of the following topics and submit it to email@example.com by Thursday, May 31, 2013.
Please include your name, email, phone, school, and plans for post-secondary education.
- What do you love about science and why?
- Explain one way you use science in your everyday life.
The Okanagan Science Centre is ready to turn up the heat this season
with a brand new lineup of mind-melting camps for
Scotiabank Summer of Science 2013.
Engaging, exciting and diverse themes are guaranteed to interest any budding scientist, from architects to veterinarians, and archaeologists to marine biologists. Master meteors just in time for the Perseid showers, explore the artistic elements of the elements, or go robotic with Lego Mindstorms and Lego Wedo. Summer of Science 2013 features 12 week-long camps for various ages, nine day camps for children age six to ten, and eight half-day Silly Science camps for preschoolers age three to five .
Click here for the 2013 OSC Summer Camps Outline.
For more information or to register, please visit the science centre in Polson Park, or call 250-545-3644.
Have you started thinking about field trips this year? The OSC has relevant, hands-on, curriculum-based programs for your class that will keep the kids learning and laughing.
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The Okanagan Science Centre is your family's best resource for home school science education.
Click here to see what we're offering for the 2012-2013 program year.