Family Science Olympics in celebration of National Science and Technology Week
National Science and Technology Week is promoted by Canada Science and Technology Museum who have been tasked by the Federal Government to inform and promote Science and Technology to Canadians. Hosted in mid October, this "10 day" week is a Canada-wide celebration is designed to celebrate the wonder, excitement and amazement of science and technology. Praxis takes this time of the year to encourage the families in Medicine Hat and surrounding areas to become involved with science and technology through our annual Praxis Family Science Olympics to coincide with this national event. It is free for families to participate, supported by the Praxis Society and local like-minded organizations and business. It is staffed by volunteer "scientists". Our first Olympics was held in 1993 and each year has proven to be very popular family oriented activity.
The Family Science Olympics is designed as a fun-filled day that will please, intrigue and inspire “scientists” of all ages. There are be 10 “hands-on” events. Each event will have a prize draw that a family can enter when they have finished the activity. Families that complete all ten events earn an opportunity to enter the grand prize. There is no charge for families to participate in this popular community event, the Praxis Family Science Olympics. All activities can be completed by people of all ages but each “family” must have at least one person over the age of 18 to participate. (Friends of family members may join your family to participate in this event so if your son or daughter's friend(s) wants to come along its OK with us.)