Ghost rockets, mysterious floating coffins and supernatural slime are just a few of the ghoulish activities that await youngsters at this year’s Spooky Science Weekend at the University of Lethbridge.
Registration for the Spooky Science Weekend opened Saturday, October 7 at noon on a first-come, first-served basis.
Spooky Science Weekend provides Halloween-themed, hands-on science activities for children aged five to 12. Three sessions are available:
- Friday, Oct. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 21, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Registration is free but mandatory. Children, who are encouraged to come in costume, must be accompanied by an adult but only children need to be registered. For safety reasons, no more than 100 children can attend a single session. The Spooky Science Weekend sessions will be held in the University Hall Atrium.
The event is organized each year by science graduate and undergraduate students at the U of L who volunteer for the national Let’s Talk Science Outreach program. Their goal is to share their passion for science with children of all ages, to increase public accessibility of science and inspire students to pursue careers in science. More than 20 student volunteers will assist at the Spooky Science sessions to ensure everyone has a fun and inspiring experience.
More information about Spooky Science Weekend and other science outreach activities is available on the Let’s Talk Science webpage