Gift from Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for Science

There will be more volunteers for school science & technology fairs thanks to a recent grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).

On Monday evening, the Bluewater Regional Science & Technology Fair hosted Bill Murdoch, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, who announced the good news for the community. This past June, the Fair was awarded a $38,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to promote science and technology among the youth of Grey and Bruce Counties.

"I have always felt that the science fairs held in local schools are important," said Murdoch. "Science fairs give students the opportunity to explore their own ideas and develop experiments. Children learn how to develop ideas, think through a method and make them happen. We never know the next great inventor or researcher could get their start at a local science fair."

The three-year funding will be used to recruit and engage new volunteer teachers and community members. These volunteers will assist students who participate in science and technology fairs, promoting education and excellence.

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"The Bluewater Regional Science Fair & Technology committee is very pleased that we have been awarded this grant," said Chair John Twelves. "We will be able to train a number of volunteers on how to mentor students with science projects. .

Our Canada Wide Science Teams have been very successful and this grant will assist us in promoting science fairs throughout Grey and Bruce Counties so we can continue to perform at such a high level of achievement at the national championships."

Since 1999, the Bluewater Regional Science & Technology Fair, an independent body of volunteers, has promoted science and technology among the youth of Grey and Bruce Counties. They encourage and celebrate student excellence in science, technology and communication.

The senior science fair will take place on April 1st and the junior science fair a week later on April 8. For more information, please contact John Twelves at qahom@wightman.ca