PHOTOS: Exploring the fun side of science

Tyson Giesbrecht has fun with a tornado in a bottle. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)Tyson Giesbrecht has fun with a tornado in a bottle. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Norah (back) and Julia McDonald were all smiles at West Fraser Timber Park on Sept. 1. They even got face paintings of a string puppet and unicorn. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)Norah (back) and Julia McDonald were all smiles at West Fraser Timber Park on Sept. 1. They even got face paintings of a string puppet and unicorn. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The second Community Chemistry event was well received, says organizer Delaine Hilts (centre) with Debbie Lojstrup, Lex Qitsualik-Kanigan and Amy Robertson. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)The second Community Chemistry event was well received, says organizer Delaine Hilts (centre) with Debbie Lojstrup, Lex Qitsualik-Kanigan and Amy Robertson. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Science was recently at the forefront of West Fraser Timber Park.

Community Chemistry returned Thursday, Sept. 1, providing dozens of kids with fun, hands-on activities.

“I was very surprised because I know it’s back to school next week and lots of families are out of town, but so far what I counted was 195 kids,” said organizer Delaine Hilts with the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s community action plan for children and early years program (CAPC).

“I haven’t even counted my adult total yet, so overall it went really well.”

It was the second time various community organizations set up near the duck pond offering an enjoyable day of learning.

Based on the overwhelming support, Hilts is confident it will return next summer.

“Science is really big to my heart, so that’s something I want to keep doing,” Hilts said of the event that provided kids the opportunity to learn during the summer while being creative and messy.

Community Chemistry was first held in July and was supposed to return mid-August but was postponed due to the heat.

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