March 17, 2003
FUTURE SCIENTISTS EXPAND AND ENLIGHTEN
THEIR MINDS THROUGH PROVINCIAL
SCIENCE FAIR PROGRAM
Saskatchewan's best and brightest students from Grades 7-12 will showcase their scientific
minds during the 2003 Saskatchewan Regional Science Fairs, running from March 19 to April 15. The regional
science fairs will be held in 12 communities across the province, with the winners competing at the Canada
Wide Science Fair in Calgary in May 2003.
The South East Regional Science Fair will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at "33"
Central School, in Fillmore. Judging will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with the science fair
open to public viewing at 1:00 p.m. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. and Saskatchewan Roughrider
Kicker Paul McCallum will be in attendance to present the SaskEnergy Special Achievement Award.
"Having attended Canada Wide Science Fairs since 1990, I am happy and proud to report that
Saskatchewan students are very competitive at the national level," says Gerry Cooke, Saskatchewan
Association of Science Fairs Coordinator. "There have been many Saskatchewan medal winners at the National
Fair over the years."
There are six categories in which students can enter their science projects:
Earth & Environment
"For the eleventh straight year, SaskEnergy is extremely pleased to support our students
as they invent, test or produce projects for the Saskatchewan Regional Science Fairs," said Shannon Doka,
Community Relations Coordinator, SaskEnergy. The 2003 Saskatchewan Regional Science Fairs are one of
SaskEnergy's largest community investment programs. "Science has been and always will be an important part
of our youth's education and it's great to see so many enthusiastic young people learn about the world
In 2002, 104 local science fairs were held and more than 2,600 students participated in
the regional competitions throughout the province. Projects ranged from using Canola Oil to reduce dust on
gravel roads, to a security project which scans the retina of the eye.
Again this year, Saskatchewan Science Centre staff will attend regional fairs to entertain
students and test their knowledge with their school outreach presentation.
"We are very pleased to be able to work together on this project. Our mandate is to
motivate people, especially children, to learn how to think scientifically, to better understand the world
they live in, and to consider careers in scientific and technological fields," says Wayne Hellquist,
Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Science Centre.
For more information, please contact:
Community Relations Coordinator
Provincial Science Fair Coordinator
South East Saskatchewan Regional Science Fair Coordinator