Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Media Advisory - Nova Scotia's new science fair Web site now online
HALIFAX-May 19, 2004-
A new science fair Web site developed in Nova Scotia is now available online at www.sciencefairinfo.ns.ca
The site celebrates Nova Scotia's young scientists and is a central clearinghouse for information on science fairs for students, teachers and parents across the province. Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science (NSYES) developed the site in partnership with Aliant, EnCana Corporation, Emera, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline and media presenters The Chronicle Herald and Global Television. www.sciencefairinfo.ns.ca
was designed by local Web developer Aaron Allen.
"Nova Scotia's science fair Web site is an exciting initiative and we are pleased to support its development," said Lori MacLean, community relations advisor for EnCana Corporation in Halifax, on behalf of the companies that partnered to develop www.sciencefairinfo.ns.ca
"Investing in our youth is an investment in our future."
Visitors to www.sciencefairinfo.ns.ca
- A step-by-step guide to picking a science fair project;
- Practical information such as do's and don'ts list to guide students in developing their ideas into successful science fair projects;
- Information and resources for teachers and volunteers organizing school and regional science fairs in Nova Scotia;
- Helpful links to related sites.
Thirty students from across Nova Scotia are competing this week (May 15-23) at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Every year in Nova Scotia, more than 10,000 students participate in science fairs at the school level. From school level fairs, more than 1,000 students move on to regional fairs. From the group who participate in regional fairs, approximately 30-50 then move on to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair, a prestigious national event that attracts hundreds of young scientists from across Canada every year.
Content on www.sciencefairinfo.ns.ca
will be updated and expanded on a regular basis. The site will be an important tool to help develop science fairs in Nova Scotia leading up to 2007. In the spring of 2007, Nova Scotia's Chignecto-Central region based in Truro, NS becomes the host of the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
About NS YES
Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Sciences (NS YES) mission is to initiate, promote, and support science experiences for Nova Scotia youth and celebrate the accomplishments of our young scientists.
NS YES is best known for its showcase event, the Team Nova Scotia Showcase, which brings together the best young scientists from across the province and their projects every year prior to their participation in the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
NS YES is supported by EnCana Corporation, Nova Scotia Department of Education, Nova Scotia Office of Economic Development, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, Aliant, Emera, The Chronicle Herald, Global Television, Staffing Strategists International, and by the many other organizations and individuals who support our young scientists through the Team Nova Scotia Showcase.
Showcase sponsors for 2004 include the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Nova Scotia Community College, Farmer's Dairy, Clean Nova Scotia, Resource Recovery Fund Board, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Association of Science Teachers, Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Canadian Tire New Glasgow, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society-Halifax Centre.
NS YES is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization.
Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science
Phone: (902) 424-8641
Manager, Community Relations
Phone: (902) 487-4738
The Chronicle Herald
Phone: (902) 426-1152
Manager, Public Affairs
Phone: (902) 428-6436
Community Relations Advisor
Phone: (902) 492-5537
Marketing and Promotions Manager
Phone: (902) 491-7400
Government and Public Relations Manager
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline
Phone: (902) 425-4293