The Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation is excited for the upcoming science fair. A reminder to all participants to come prepared and on time. Registration begins at noon for elementary students and 12:30pm for older participants. Public Viewing and Awards are Saturday, April 16 starting at 9:30am. We look forward to seeing you there!read more
The 2016 Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair will take place in the Grand Ballroom at Shell Place, Mac Donald Island Park.read more
Benefits of Science Fair Projects
-Science experiments and innovations offer unique hands on learning opportunities that incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
-Integrates many subjects into one project, such as reading, writing, ethics, critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, computer science, graphic arts, and public speaking.
-Completing a scientific inquiry project provides students personal achievement and confidence
-Science fairs can make science relevant by allowing students to conduct an experiment based on their own interests.
-A science fair project allows students to develop important independent learning skills such as time management, responsibility, organization and communication.
-The WBRSF gives monetary awards as well as the opportunity for selected top projects to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair in Montreal.read more
The Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors of Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation will be held Monday October 26th at 6:30pm at Westwood Community High School. We will be discussing the 2015 fair, budget and electing new board members. For more information about the AGM please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 WBRSF will be held on April 15, 2016.read more
CWSF 2015 – Fredericton, New Brunswick
The University of New Brunswick played home to over 500 of the brightest minds from across the country this past week as the 54th Canada Wide Science Fair took the city of Fredericton by storm. Over 110 regions from all parts of Canada came together to compete for nearly $1 million in prize monies and scholarships. Two students from Westwood Community High school and two students from Ecole McTavish in Fort McMurray represented the Wood Buffalo region under the supervision of educators Vicki Dawe and Sorin Nita. Linda Guo, Aiman Naeem, Zeel Patel and Dhrumil Shah, represented the top projects from this year’s Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair held in March at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Center.
At the CWSF, these students took in scientific workshops and tours of all of the programs and facilities offered at the University of Fredericton Campus, made friends from all over the world, and prepared to showcase their unique and innovative projects in a grueling 8 hour judging round. The intense competition challenged our students and proved rewarding as each finalist brought home a bronze medal. Each of our finalists also received an entrance scholarship of $1000 to Western University located in Ontario.
The Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation is extremely proud of these students and our team’s showing at this year’s fair! We would also like to thank all of the community and industry sponsors whose support and commitment to our youth enabled our students to have this life-changing opportunity.read more
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation (WBYSF) thank you to our many Sponsors and Supporters. Each year the Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair has continued to grow and reach new students. This of course would not have been possible were it not for the generosity and support of local companies and the dedication of our community’s teacher and scientists. In addition to financial support, our local industries supplied the 2015 Regional Fair with over eighty judges and volunteers. We are very appreciative to all these individuals and hope that the creativity and enthusiasm exhibited by our participants made the Fair a rewarding endeavor for everyone involved.
This year we had 185 enthusiastic participants from grades four through twelve. Each year, the quality of research, experimentation and innovation continues to evolve. Many participants return annually and demonstrate the growth in their scientific investigation skills. New participants to the fair bring creative ideas and all those involved leave with a new appreciation for science. The student’s love for science is truly inspirational. Students please remember to thank your parents, teachers and mentors for all their support.
We look forward to next year!read more