- Serious Science – FUN
Kids’ programs at the Okanagan Science Centre are serious fun, but it takes serious fundraising to make them viable. From a grant given by the Foundation last year, the Science Centre was able to create the Saturday Serious Fun program, that in turn led to an entry in the NSERC Promo Science Awards. This entry has provided the Science Centre with an additional three years of funds for the program – a serious boost to the Centre! This year the Science Centre applied for and received a grant from the Foundation that will help it launch a preschooler program in the fall.
Sandi Dixon, Centre Manager, says that through the Silly Series of Science Program, young children will be given the opportunity to explore phenomena and materials that draw upon their natural curiosity, captivate, motivate and prepare them for ideas important to later learning. The month-long sessions run from September to June and are open for kids 3– 5 years and their parent(s) or caregivers. It promises to be a fun diversion for those young and old.