Science – live it, breathe it, and even eat it

science, Barriere

Youngsters enjoy a Thompson Rivers University EUReKA! Science Program travel camp held in another community in 2010.  The travel camp will be in Barriere on Aug. 2 - 5 for youth ages seven to 14 years.

Youngsters enjoy a Thompson Rivers University EUReKA! Science Program travel camp held in another community in 2010. The travel camp will be in Barriere on Aug. 2 - 5 for youth ages seven to 14 years.

Science is the study of absolutely everything around us.  We live it, breathe it, and even eat it.  When I was 10 years old, I attended my first ever science summer camp and was introduced to the idea that science surrounds and fills us.

It was a camp called the EUReKA! Science Program – a non-profit student run organization based out of Thompson Rivers University.  I was never a child that was immediately drawn towards the sciences, but EUReKA! shed a unique and exciting light towards it in a fun, friendly environment.

During my week with my fellow campers, we were introduced to all different aspects of science from chemistry to biology, physics to engineering, and computers.  The instructors were energetic and dedicated to helping us explore through dissections, experiments, and various fun interactive projects.  What I remember most of all was building a rocket car, along with a vast array of other projects (while during the process even making a couple new friends!).

I am proud to say that I am now an instructor for EUReKA! and am extremely enthused to help other kids have the same awesome experience I did all those years ago.

My name is Alec Longiaru and I am the assistant director at the EUReKA! Science Program. Our mandate is to increase youth interest in science and to provide a camp that delivers hands-on activities so that youth gain confidence and a love for science that will lead to future success in the field.

As part of our community outreach program we do various travel camps to nearby communities, and are planning just such a travel camp in Barriere.

EUReKA! will be coming to Barriere from August 2-5, and we will be welcoming campers from the ages of 7-14 years old to attend our week long program.  The camp will be taking place at Barriere Elementary.

If you are interested or want more information about our camps, you can go to www.tru.ca/eureka or email us at eureka@tru.ca.  For a week of science and fun, you can definitely count on EUReKA!