Science in the Valley sees three more years

Elementary students watch science demonstrations at TWU's Science in the Valley.

Langley BC-Fraser Valley elementary school students and their teachers will once again have the opportunity to take part in Science in the Valley put on at Trinity Western University. The unique science program allows elementary school students to get up close and personal with labs and science tools not typically found in their classrooms. Following the BC curriculum for grade 6 Biology and grade 7 Chemistry, and the grade 4 Environment module known better known as Salmon in the Valley, the program encourages students to get excited about the sciences.

In early January 2008, TWU received word from NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) that it would renew funding for the project, awarding $31,000 ($10,333 to be used each year) until 2010. The team responsible for securing the PromoScience grant for Science in the Valley is TWU Canada Research Chair Dr. Eve Stringham, and Dr. Craig Montgomery, Dr. David Clements, Dr. Gordon Gillion, and Christopher Hall.

Says Professor Montgomery, "When we began "Science in the Valley" three years ago, we never envisioned how incredibly popular it would become. We are so pleased that NSERC is renewing their support of the program with this grant; it enables us to continue to provide science workshops for young students and assist in elementary and middle school science education."

Since the program's inception more than 20 different schools now attend. There is still room for grade 4 classes to attend this year's Salmon in the Valley module. Bookings can be done by contacting liz.robertson@twu.ca or by calling 604-888-7511 ext 3073.

More information on the programs can be found on Trinity Western University's website: www.twu.ca

Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology and leadership, and offers interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Biblical Studies, Biology and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.

 

Last Updated: 2009-02-04
Author: Erin Mussolum