ADVISORY - National Science & Technology Week blasts off at Britannia

2012-10-12

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October 11th, 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY – PHOTO AND STORY OPPORTUNITY

National Science and Technology Week blasts off at Britannia Secondary School with space science presentations from Let’s Talk Science and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen

VANCOUVER, BC – On October 12th, students from Britannia Secondary School will kick-off National Science and Technology Week with a space science presentation from Let’s Talk Science and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen.

To demonstrate the importance of science and technology in today’s world, and to recognize the collaboration between Let’s Talk Science and the Canadian Space Agency, the Grade 8 to 12 students at Britannia will participate in an exploding space science demonstration and learn about living in space.

This is just one of over 50 events being held by Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers across the country as a part of National Science and Technology Week.

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2012, 12:35pm – 1:35pm
Photo opportunities and interviews available

  • Hands-on science activities with Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers and Britannia Secondary School students
  • Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen

WHERE: Auditorium, Britannia Secondary School
1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver BC, V5L 3T4

MEDIA CONTACT: Maggie MacLellan
Let’s Talk Science, Communications Officer
1-877-474-4081 ext. 239; (cell) 226-678-1433
mmaclellan@letstalkscience.ca 

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ABOUT LET'S TALK SCIENCE: Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable, science outreach organization. We deliver science learning programs and services that engage youth in science, keep them engaged in learning, and develop their potential to become 21st century citizens and innovators. For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit www.letstalkscience.ca.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY (CSA):
Established in March 1989, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) coordinates all civil, spacerelated policies and programs on behalf of the Government of Canada and is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians. www.asc-csa.gc.ca