Alliston youth to explore wonders of water and weather this rainy March Break

2009-03-10

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LET’S TALK SCIENCE
MARCH 10, 2009

Alliston youth to explore wonders of water and weather this rainy March Break

Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program volunteers from the University of Toronto will visit the Memorial Branch of New Tecumseth Public Library on Monday, March 16 to engage local children and youth in hands-on science activities.

The free event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is themed around the wonders of water and weather and will include fun and entertaining activities that use everyday materials. For example, kids may determine the difference between salt water and fresh water using objects of varying densities, make and test a device to measure wind speed, and learn to identify and classify cloud formations.

“Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program volunteers are excellent role models and mentors for children and youth and provide unique and engaging educational opportunities that make learning about science fun,” says Nicole Kaiser, Let’s Talk Science Special Programs Coordinator.

For more information about Let’s Talk Science and the Partnership Program, please visit www.letstalkscience.ca.

Media Contact: Krista Habermehl, Communications Officer, Let’s Talk Science, 519-474-4081 ext. 239 or 1-877-474-4081 ext. 239, khabermehl@letstalkscience.ca

About the Partnership Program:
Since 1993, science, engineering and technology students at post-secondary campuses across Canada have been teaming up with educators to ignite excitement in science in elementary and secondary students. The Partnership Program exists at 28 universities and colleges across the country and its dedicated volunteers deliver fun and engaging hands-on science workshops and activities to thousands of children and youth. The program has recently extended its outreach to rural and remote communities.

About Let’s Talk Science:
Let’s Talk Science is a national non-profit science outreach organization, founded in 1993, that strives to improve science literacy in children and youth. With a team that includes scientists, early childhood educators and teachers, Let’s Talk Science is uniquely positioned to develop effective educational programs that engage children, youth, and adults in learning and improving science literacy. Let’s Talk Science specializes in early years education, volunteer science outreach programs, professional learning and training, science literacy research and advocacy and custom program development.