Science is the study of absolutely everything around us. We live it, breathe it, and even eat it. When I was 10 years old, I attended my first ever science summer camp and was introduced to the idea that science surrounds and fills us. It was a camp called the EUReKA! Science Program – a non-profit student run organization based out of Thompson Rivers University. I was not a child who was immediately drawn towards the sciences, but EUReKA! shed a unique and exciting light towards it in a fun, friendly environment.
During my week with my fellow campers, we were introduced to all different aspects of science from chemistry to biology, physics to engineering, and computers. The instructors were energetic and dedicated to helping us explore through dissections, experiments, and various fun interactive projects. What I remember most of all was building a rocket car, along with a vast array of other projects (while during the process even making a couple new friends!). I am proud to say that I am now an instructor for EUReKA! and am extremely enthused to help other kids have the same awesome experience I did all those years ago.
EUReKA! will be coming to Clearwater Aug. 2 – 5 and will be welcoming campers from the ages of seven – 14 years old to attend our week long program. The camp will be taking place at the Community Resource Centre. If you are interested or want more information about our camps, you can go to www.tru.ca/eureka or email us at email@example.com. For a week of science and fun, you can definitely count on EUReKA!
– Alec Longiaru is assistant director of TRU’s EUReKA! Science Program