Across Canada, the 2018 science fair season is well underway. Students are actively working on projects to be ready for presentation at their school and regional fairs. Organizers at the regional level are busy processing student registrations, seeking out sponsors, and contacting potential judges. Genome Alberta sponsors awards and financial support for regional science fairs in Alberta. We are pleased to recognize the achievements of young student scientists. The Genome Alberta awards are presented to students with outstanding projects in the life sciences, and especially in genetics and genomics.
It is an extremely rewarding experience interacting with these young scientists as they showcase their scientific work. A science fair represents the public display of STEAM project-based learning.
Here are our recommendations on how you can participate:
Find Your Fair
- Parents of school-aged children: get your children involved by taking them to see a regional fair or by encouraging them to participate in the process.
- Interested adults: take the time to volunteer as a judge or on a committee which puts on the fair.
- Teachers: inspire your students to pursue science fair projects. These projects build skills and confidence in cross-curricular areas including language arts, oral presenting, artwork, mathematics and science.
You can find your local fair date and location listed below. This is your opportunity to experience the excitement of your local science fair.
Links of Interest:
You can find the location and links to your nearest science fair here
This year the Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held in Ottawa, Ontario from May 16 to 19, 2018
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