We are a small group of scientists and students (college and high school) who seek to promote science fair projects in the Medicine Hat Region. For 39 years, the Kiwanis Southeast Alberta Regional Science Fair has provided an annual forum for thousands of students, teachers and scientists who have a passion for science and technology. Regional science fair winners have successfully competed at national competitions every year with financial support from the Kiwanis Club of Medicine Hat. The Science Fair in Medicine Hat is also sponsored by Defence Research and Development Canada, Medicine Hat College, School District 76, the Catholic School Board, Praxis, Alberta Education, Genome Alberta, the South East Alberta Watershed Alliance and others.
What we are Trying to do
We can provide guidance to help students to select a project, introduce scientific method and prepare their final display. Our team brings knowledge, experience and inspiration to guide your students while they improve their projects and build confidence. It doesn't matter if you don’t have enough participation to hold a school science fair, we can work with your students to prepare them for the regional competition at Medicine Hat College on March 22, 2014. We will be happy to assist at any grade level but the regional competition is for students in Grades 4-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Grade 7 students and above are eligible to compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held in Ontario in May 2014 (all costs covered by the Kiwanis Club of Medicine Hat). The only charge to schools is $10 per entry if they compete at the regional fair and students or schools will be expected to provide their own project supplies and equipment.
How to Get Involved
Our “Experience” team is flexible and able to accommodate almost any schedule. We are excited to begin early this year to give students the encouragement and direction they need to produce amazing and fulfilling projects. Our team is small and our budget limited so we will only be able to help a small number of schools so if you are interested in participating or want further information, please contact Cynthia Organ at ScienceExperience101@gmail.com. We will arrange a classroom visit and get things rolling. Rural schools are especially encouraged to respond, we are prepared to go the distance.
Peter Wallis, Ph.D.
Dean of Science, Medicine Hat College
Please email us for more information!!