Dylan Closs, who was in Grade 5 at École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary at the time, learns about our organs in the biology lab at College of New Caledonia’s Quesnel Campus during last year’s Science and Technology Day. This year, Science and Technology Day takes place Friday, Feb. 21. (Observer file photo)

Celebrate all things science Feb. 21 at the College of New Caledonia

CNC Quesnel Campus hosting School District 28 science fair and offering presentations, open houses

The College of New Caledonia is opening its doors to show the community all the exciting work taking place in its labs and departments during Science and Technology Day.

Science and Technology Day is an annual event at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) Quesnel Campus, and the college has planned a busy day of public presentations, open houses and tours for Friday, Feb. 21, along with hosting School District 28’s science fair.

“CNC Quesnel is proud to partner with School District 28 on Science and Technology Day,” said CNC Quesnel Regional Principal Tim Lofstrom. “It gives us at the college the opportunity to meet young students and their families in our community and get a first-hand view of their excitement towards their projects. We are excited to offer interactive experiences for the community, with our faculty and other partners, that showcase the passion and dedication that they bring to their work every day. These events are critical to strengthening our local community connections and showing youth the opportunities they have to study and grow in Quesnel.”

This year, there will be three main presentations during Science and Technology Day, and the college’s Digital Delivery Instruction (DDI) system will allow all of CNC’s campuses to be part of the presentations.

Elder Sharon Primeau will be offering a presentation on Wildcrafting from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

From 11 a.m. to noon, there will be a virtual tour of and presentation about the MakerLab at the Prince George Campus. Briana Dawson-Sadler will be speaking about the MakerLab and maker culture and about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) Education and the importance of play.

Between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., Arahao Gasana Junior from CNC’s applied research and innovation department will offer a 3D printer demonstration and will talk bout how 3D printers help solve problems and the future of 3D printing.

There will be many opportunities to get to know the CNC Quesnel Campus and its faculty throughout the day.

Electrical instructor Forrest Beckman will offer an Electrical open house between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the applied research and innovation department will provide tours of the hydroponics unit from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Millwright instructors Perry Taylor and Sergio Jorquera will be offering an open house from 12:30-3 p.m., and chemistry instructor Lisa Hart will lead activities in the science lab from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Elder Sharon Primeau will set up a wildcrafting display and share her knowledge from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

The students’ science fair projects can be viewed from 1-3 p.m., and awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

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