GASPÉ PENINSULA SCIENCE CENTRE, MOVING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AND ON TO NEW PROJECTS
The Waves, sound and light presentation offered last fall to English- and French-speaking students enrolled at primary and secondary school from Sainte-Anne-des-Monts to Chandler doubled its initial goal. A total of 3,040 individuals attended one of the 33 presentations, far more than the original goal of 1,500. Already, the Gaspé Peninsula Science Centre (CSG) has taken on a new challenge Hands-on science.
This latest activity – offered during the winter - features a number of facilitated workshops designed to encourage students to take an interest in science in class. The 3D glasses workshop, for instance, gives kids the opportunity to make their own glasses and watch themselves in 3D on the screen. In another workshop, Telegraph, kids build a telegraph while learning about maritime history. The host schools will chose from the 10 activities created over the past few years by CSG.
This winter, the organisation hopes to meet 1,000 young people throughout the territory at the same primary and secondary schools. Several schools have already booked the activity for their students; the 780 confirmed registrations prove that interest is growing.
As part of this latest project, CSG will also develop two new facilitating kits that deal with the chemistry of soap, and humans in space. These new kits will be added to the list of activities offered by CSG in the future.
The Hands-on science project will run from January to June. It is supported by the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale du Québec and the following partners: Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, Gaspé Campus; Gaétan Lelièvre, Gaspé MNA and Minister responsible for the Regions TechnoCentre éolien; and the Syndicat des enseignants du Campus de Gaspé.