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Science World returns next week; science celebration set for March 10

It promises to be another hair-raising, fire-balling week of science in Fort St. John next week.
Former science teacher Rich Koechl came out of retirement for the Community Science Celebration on March 4, 2017, at Northern Lights College. Koechl ran one of the Science World demonstrations—Chemistry: it’s a Blast—and showed how a lit candle, some oxygen, and Coffeemate can cause a massive fireball.

It promises to be another hair-raising, fire-balling week of science in Fort St. John next week.

Science World returns to town March 5 to 10 with its bag of science experiments and experiences in hand for students and the public to marvel at, and learn more about how the world around us works. 

“We are thrilled to be participating in the Community Science Celebration in Fort St. John,” said Jo-Ann Coggan, director of community outreach for Science World, said in an announcement.

“It is a showcase of the community for the community and will profile local businesses, organizations and innovators. Science World will provide fun, dynamic science experiences for the whole family as part of this event.”

Science World will first take its demonstrations to schools in Fort St. John and the surrounding area March 5 to 9, and end its visit with a community science celebration March 10 at Northern Lights College.

The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer the public a chance to meet with locals who work in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, along with “eye-popping” shows and demonstrations. The event is free to attend.

The organization says its On The Road team visits more than 30,000 students each year at schools outside the Lower Mainland, who might not otherwise have a chance to visit Science World at TELUS World of Science.

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