Stephanie Maasik, outreach educator with the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society, watches styrofoam balls dance on columns of air at the society’s science studio on Jingle Pot Road. The society is hosting Science Saturday: A Community Science Celebration with science activities and demonstrations for all ages Saturday, Feb. 17.

Community can experiment with Science Saturday

Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society and Island ConnectED host event Saturday, Feb. 17

Science will be the star attraction at an upcoming community event for all ages.

The Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society and Island ConnectedED for Science host the fourth annual Science Saturday: A Community Science Celebration, this weekend.

The event happens Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in NS3’s science studio at Island ConnectED K-2, 4355 Jingle Pot Rd., near the Jim Pattison Hyundai dealership.

“The event is a opportunity to celebrate all of the science and technology that’s happening in our community … just a great opportunity to get together and have some fun,” said Stephanie Maasik, NS3 outreach educator.

NS3 will have its exhibits and activities plus exhibits and demonstrations from science and technology organizations, including Makerspace Nanaimo, Fishing for Fun, a live owl with the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, the Nanaimo Astronomy Society, Ladies Learning Code and a touch tank by Seaquaria.

“Seaquaria is a non-profit based just outside of Victoria, and they do a aquariums in a lot of the elementary schools,” Maasik said. “It’s not just this room. It’s going to be the whole school, so we’ll have a couple groups in the gym and then a couple of the classrooms.”

MS3’s mission is to inspire science and sustainability through hands-on learning.

“So our main focus is really to get people excited about science by doing hands-on activities and kind of making science fun and also making it accessible for families,” Maasik said. “Our science studio is really a place for families to come together and have fun with everyone … here we try and have fun things for the whole family.”

Admission is by donation, suggested $5.

To learn more, visit http://nanaimoscience.org/sciencesaturday/.



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