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Science FairProject Explorer is supported by CSN, the Calgary Public and Separate School Boards and the University of Calgary. A third or fourth year undergraduate is placed in an adopted school for a semester (usually January to April) to work with the teachers and students as a geography content specialist. Resource materials developed during the project are left with the school. Project topics have included glaciation, ecology field trips, natural structures and mapping software. Projects are tailor-made for each classroom, linking science curriculum and the expertise of the undergraduate. Space in this program is limited so apply early! The program is open to Public, Separate, Charter and Private schools and the only cost is for supplies, which are usually minimal. Successful schools will be notified as soon as a match is made and meetings will be set up with the undergraduates in early January. Read the Project Explorer overview for more information.

This program will not be offered in Winter 2013. Please check back next fall for more information.

Junior/Senior High Science and Technology presentations frequently include university level demos and are an excellent opportunity for enrichment and extension of a specific topic and a perfect way to explore science-related career paths. Scientists, engineers and professors from the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT Polytechnic team up with teachers to produce short presentations linked to recent research and emerging technology. Please contact the Program Coordinator to discuss your topic ideas.
(Teachers wanting a presentation directly linked to a curriculum topic see Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom).

Science Fair Judging
Many budding scientists get excited about science when they participate in a science fair. To make this a realistic experience, CSN fills requests for volunteer judges who are real scientists. There's also assistance available to help you run a successful science fair in your school.

Field Trip Help
Expert help can make the difference between an average field trip and an outstanding one. Scientist volunteers offer suggestions on the best locations, times to go and what you'll find in and around Calgary.

Science Careers Talks
Listening to a real scientist or engineer describe his/her work is invaluable in helping students make informed decisions about their career paths. Learn about traditional and emerging science-related careers.

Enrichment Ideas
Add something that goes beyond the textbook to Science class.

Rock 'N' Fossil ShowScience Questions
Our volunteers enjoy sharing their expertise. Send us your questions and we'll find an expert who knows the answer.

Community Events and Science Speakers
Details of special events such as the Rock 'N' Fossil Road Show, Science Road Show, visiting speakers and many other local science events are on the Science Events page.

For information about Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom, Teacher Workshops, JH/SH Science & Technology, Project Explorer, Science Fair judging and more, follow the links below. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us!