Northern Lights College hosts Community Science Day

DAWSON CREEK – Approximately 1,000 people attended the first-ever Community Science Fair held at the Dawson Creek campus of Northern Lights College on Nov. 17.

The event was hosted by Vancouver?s Science World and the College, and featured a number of interactive displays by Science World, NLC staff members, and Dawson Creek and area businesses.

Displays by NLC staff members included: collecting and dusting for fingerprints, by criminology instructor Tanya Helton; slime, bark beetles and vermiculture by biology instructors Cindy Broberg and David Hamer; Energy House; and a wireless hub/ computer display by computer systems support analyst Don Hill.

Displays by Dawson Creek and area businesses included: Dawson Creek Veterinary Clinic, Northern B.C. Regional Science Fair Foundation, City of Dawson Creek, and North Peace Secondary School culinary arts students.

Northern Lights College president Jean Valgardson helped staff the Energy House booth, and was very impressed with the entire event.

?There was tremendous energy in the gym as young people with their parents and grandparents learned about the applications of science. From a College perspective, I was most impressed with the number of staff members who volunteered their time for the event,? Valgardson said. ?We had faculty and administrators staffing booths, facilities personnel helping with the setup and take down of the booths, and a number of staff involved prior to the event in making sure it was a success.?