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RoboGames 2016 Registration Breaks Records!


Registration for the 2016 RoboGames closed in December, and there are a record number of entries! With all robotics lessons online and accessible from any community within the Kootenays, more than 70 youth have signed up to participate in the February 20th event. Though several experienced RoboGamers are building their own custom robots, most entrants […]

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Winner Grade 3 – Kootenay Contraption Contest

Kootenay Contraption Contest-Gr3

Kootenay Contraption Contest 2015 Winner – Grade 3: Jerek from Fruitvale Elementary School in Fruitvale – Personal robot with iPad. Jerek came up with the great idea to offer every child their own robot teacher! This remarkable contraption is equipped with an iPad on it’s chest and provides instruction whenever and wherever the student requires- 24/7 availability! A […]

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Winner Grade 2 – Kootenay Contraption Contest

Kootenay Contrapion Contest 2015 Winner Grade 2

Kootenay Contraption Contest 2015 Winner – Grade 2: Charly from Kinnaird Elementary in Castlegar – “Letter Better” contraption. Charly is a Grade 2 student at Kinnaird Elementary School under the tutelage of teacher, Mrs. McDicken. Charly’s helpful contraption is called the “Letter Better”. It is designed to help students learn the proper way to write their letters by […]

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2015 Kootenay Contraption Contest Grand Prize!

Contraption Contest Grand Prize

Congratulations Jordan Walker! A Grade 4 student from Fruitvale Elementary in Fruitvale, Jordan took the Grand Prize in this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest – an iPad Air! – for his Virtual Learning Centre invention. “It looks like 3D glasses, but when you put them on, you are in a virtual learning center,” he wrote about his invention. “For […]

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Contraption Contest Winners Announced!


Imagine! Your children head off to school in the year 2050. Your child in Grade 2 learns how to properly hold a pencil and craft letters using the Letter Better. In Grade 3, each child has his/her own personal robot, while in Grade 4, students enter the classroom and don a headset that creates a […]

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Over $1 Million for Environmental Education

CBT Provides over $1Million in Funding

Press Release – Columbia Basin Trust renews support to two environmental education initiatives: Over $1 Million for Environmental Education Columbia Basin children and communities will continue to receive opportunities to learn about, appreciate and care for the natural world around them, through Columbia Basin Trust’s $1-million commitment to two environmental education initiatives. These are the Know […]

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