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NII Explore and Bruce County Public Library host virtual Science at Home this March Break

Interactive experiments, lots of laughs and prizes live each morning

Have you ever seen a levitating ice cube? Or mixed your own homemade bouncy ball?

Students of all ages will take part in these experiments and more this March Break with the NII Explore program and local librarians across the county. The Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and Bruce County Public Library (BCPL) are pleased to host exciting Science at Home livestreams each day of March Break.

Sponsored by Bruce Power, these free, interactive livestreams will include fun science experiments using easy-to-find household materials, active games and chances to win great prizes!

Children and parents can tune in to BCPL’s YouTube channel ( each morning from Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

“Last year’s March Break camp was such a hit we just had to do it again,” said Phillip Craig, Director of the NII Explore program. “We love watching kids get so excited when an experiment works and they learn something new about the world. The energy and enthusiasm the kids bring to the program is always the highlight!”

“The Library is thrilled to partner with NII Explore once again to offer livestreamed science experiments during March Break. We encourage children and families to tune in, then visit their local library branch to discover more science resources and activities,” said Nancy Kuhl, Program Coordinator at the Bruce County Public Library.

“Bruce Power jumped at the opportunity to be a presenting partner of the Science at Home March Break program,” said Dwight Irwin, Bruce Power’s Manager of Community & Media Relations. “NII Explore’s events introduce the fun side of science and encourage youth to be inquisitive about their surroundings, which is key to them someday becoming leaders in STEM.”

No need to pre-register for these events, but those interested can subscribe to BCPL’s YouTube channel where they will be notified when the sessions go live each day. Review the materials list at:

NII Explore is a program dedicated to delivering enhanced educational opportunities for school-aged children to learn, experiment, discover and create. NII Explore’s educational programming offers a range of learning styles that connects students to the best teaching and knowledge available.

Learn more at and join the conversation on Instagram @NIIExplore and Facebook @OntarioNII.


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