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NII Explore gears up for another summer of hands-on science

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Fun lessons delivered at events, libraries and markets around Bruce, Grey and Huron counties

With new hands-on science activities like building elastic-powered race cars and exploring sound with homemade handheld harps, the NII Explore Science in the Summer team is hitting the road—visiting day camps, libraries, outdoor markets and other locations around Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.

NII Explore instructor Sarah Spragg helps a young scientist build an electrical circuit at this month’s Bruce County Public Library Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party in Lucknow.

Sponsored by Bruce Power, the program brings hands-on learning to rural students of all ages, with topics like the science of music, motion, engineering, energy and much more.

During the summer of 2022, the program delivered engaging STEM activities in 21 communities, reaching more than 3,200 children and families.

“Our Science in the Summer team is excited to visit locations throughout the region as we continue to build the conversation with students and families about how science and new technologies impact our lives,” said Phillip Craig, Director of NII Explore at the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII).

He added: “Huge thanks to our sponsor, Bruce Power, for supporting this program—we are grateful to you and all of NII's Founding Members for helping drive STEM education in our region.”

To find out where the NII Explore team is each week, follow along on Instagram @niiexplore or Facebook @OntarioNII.


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