National Science and Technology Week 1997 Fast Approaching

In celebration of National Science and Technology Week, Oct. 17 to 26, APEGGA is sponsoring and hosting events across the province. Corporations, professional and industry associations, government, educators and others are joining together to showcase the innovation and creativity of Alberta's science and technology community. The ten-day event also encourages youth to consider the exciting career opportunities available. So, come join the festivities and help celebrate the importance and relevance of science and technology in our everyday lives. See you there!

Calendar Of Events

Oct. 15

National Science and Technology Week 1997 Kick-off Event

Edmonton Space & Science Centre and Calgary Science Centre
9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

APEGGA is teaming up with the Edmonton Space and Science Centre, Calgary Science Network and the Calgary Science Centre to kick off National Science and Technology Week 1997. Students from both cities will be bused in for a half-day of science fun. The two sites will be linked by a video connection so students from both cities can compete in a friendly hands-on challenge. As well, organizations from Edmonton and Calgary's science and technology communities will be present to provide experiments and demonstrations for students and adults alike.

Oct. 18

Science Festival

Medicine Hat City Hall
1 - 4 p.m.

Join APEGGA, other science and technology organizations, and local businesses for a fun afternoon of hands-on demonstrations and guest speakers. For more information, contact

Mary Ann West, P.Eng., (403) 548-3634, ext. 121.

Oct. 20

Submission deadline for province-wide Whimsical Machines Challenge

Sponsored by APEGGA and Science Alberta Foundation, students throughout the province will complete a hands-on challenge based on inventing whimsical machines. Younger students will explore concepts of energy transfer by creating an imaginative paper mural that show how a series of machines work together to produce a wacky result. And, students from Grades 4 to 12 will construct an energy transfer machine from household materials that raises a flag to at least four inches ."

All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. at the Science Alberta Foundation office in Calgary.

Oct. 20

Science Fair Seminar

Medicine Hat Public Library
4 - 6 p.m.

Have you thought about hosting your own science fair? Learn the ins and outs from APEGGA. For more information, contact Mary Ann West, P.Eng., (403) 548-3634, extension 121.

Oct. 21

Mall Science

Londonderry Mall, Edmonton
4 - 8 p.m.

Spend a fun-filled evening with nifty hands-on science activities for elementary and junior high students.

Excellence in Education

Edmonton Art Gallery
6 p.m.

An annual event recognizing recipients of APEGGA awards and scholarships in Northern Alberta in conjunction with The Edmonton Art Gallery's exhibit, New Science. By invitation.

Oct. 22

Mall Science

Kingsway Garden Mall, Edmonton
4 - 8 p.m.

Shop and learn . . . at the same time! There will be lots of hands-on activities for elementary and junior high students.

Oct. 23

Mall Science

Mill Woods Town Centre, Edmonton
4 - 8 p.m.

Forget the stores! Drop by and try out fun hands-on science activities.

Excellence in Education

Quincy's on 7th, Calgary
6 p.m.

An annual event recognizing recipients of APEGGA awards and scholarships in Southern Alberta. By invitation.

Oct. 24

Mall Science

West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton
4 - 8 p.m.

More fun than a rollercoaster or waterpark, there's adventure in every science activity.

Oct. 25

Pet Rock and Fossil Clinic

Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For folks who like to rock! Kids and adults are invited to bring in their found objects for identification by university geology students, professional geologists and museum curatorial staff.

Mall Science

Fort Saskatchewan Mall
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mall rats will love mall science. Drain your brain with entertaining and clever hands-on science activities.

Come Slime With Us at Mall Science

Northlands Village Mall, Calgary
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Close out the week's activities at the Mall Science Show with APEGGA and The Chemical Institute of Canada. Dozens of hands-on activities for elementary and junior high students will be featured, including the nylon rope trick, infamous slime and a disappearing Cheshire Cat.

Second Annual Science Olympics

Fort McMurray Oil Sands Interpretive Centre 12:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. ( Awards presented.)

An interschool competition for students in Grade 7 or 8. Teams will compete in a series of problem-solving events using scientific principles and imagination. There will be three events: Ruby's Invention, Mousetrap Car and a Mystery Event ­ guaranteed to be an uplifting experience. For more information, contact Mark Woodhouse, (403) 743-7167.

Oct. 25 - 26

Science Display and Activities

Muskoseepi Park Pavilion, Peace River
Time: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m.

Check out energy transfer machines built by students who participated in the province-wide challenge, and there will be fun science activities too. For more information, contact Heidi Yang, E.I.T. (403) 539-8674.

For further information or to find out how you can get involved, contact APEGGA's Public Affairs Officers, Marissa Lee at (780) 426-3990 or 1-800-661-7020 (toll free in Alberta), or Tracey Horne-Pettipas at (403) 262-7714. email:

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