Rockets and slime at the Winchester Dairyfest!

2009-08-04

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LET’S TALK SCIENCE
August 4, 2009

Rockets and slime at the Winchester Dairyfest!

Let’s Talk Science volunteers will be participating in the Winchester Dairyfest on Saturday, August 8 to engage local children and youth in hands-on science activities.

The booth will be at the Parmalat Playground at the Winchester Arena Grounds between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Kids will have the opportunity to make goopy gak, a slimy substance, while learning about polymer chemistry. They will also be able to make their own pop rockets to see chemical reactions in action!

"Let's Talk Science graduate student volunteers and science professionals are excellent role models for children and youth and provide engaging educational activities that make learning about science fun," says Glenda Casimir, Let's Talk Science Coordinator of Alumni & Community Partnerships.

For more information about Let’s Talk Science, 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 Let’s Talk Science 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 29 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.