What We Do

Kootenay Contraption Contest

Grand Prize Kootenay Contraption Contest

The Kootenay Contraption Contest invites students in Grades 2-8 to imagine and design a “contraption” that solves some future problem, typically presented as a question such as “Imagine the year is 2050. How will we cook, heat and cool our homes?” Past questions include: 2010: “What new technology or advancements in existing technology will we […]

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Regional Science Fair

Liquid Magnet

The West Kootenay Regional Science Fair gives students from around the region opportunities to design and carry out a science experiment, research or innovation which is judged by volunteers from science professions. More than 100 youth participate in the Regional Science Fair from four school districts: 8, 10, 20, and 51. Awards are offered in the […]

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Math Festival


The SD 20 Math Festival brings together students in Grades 3-8 to test their math skills using a competitive team structure. In teams of four, mathletes from across the school district complete grade-appropriate analytical math problems in 30 minutes. Teammates rush to complete questions, pass each other difficult questions and . The goal of the […]

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APEGBC Popsicle Bridge Building Contest

bridge popsicle sticks

The Popsicle Bridge Building Contest is a joint collaboration between the Association of Physical Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and GLOWS. Using a bridge-building kit that includes 300 popsicle sticks and glue, children and youth ages 6-12 craft bridges that they hope can withstand the most force during a load-testing competition.   Goals of the […]

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Summer of Science

science experiment wonder

Our Summer of Science initiative provides hands-on, thought-provoking science experiments to youth in communities throughout the Kootenay/Boundary region. In coordination with municipalities and regional organizations, Summer of Science creates science-based fun for children and youth ages 6-12. The goals of our Summer of Science initiative are to increase youth engagement in science and to increase knowledge about […]

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The regional Robotics Circuit Training and RoboGames provides robotics training and a final competition for teams throughout West Kootenay/Boundary region. Robotics includes a month of training on creating, building and coding robots for a multi-event competition held on a Saturday after the training has finished. The goal of Robogames is to engage youth in science and […]

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Quantum Leaps

Finding Our Way

Quantum Leaps is a science, technology and trades careers conference for girls in Grades 10-12. The event features an evening of guest speakers & panelists, and hands-on workshops at Selkirk College led by Selkirk instructors. The goal of Quantum Leaps is to engage girls in science, trades and technology related careers and post-secondary education. Quantum Leaps provides […]

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