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    The wait is over for students in New Westminster who have begun the New Year in a new, modern, engaging and inspiring secondary school that will benefit the community now and in the future.
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Chevron Canada Limited is funding a two-year program in conjunction with the HR MacMillan Space Centre to bring their “Starlab” portable planetarium together with an astronomy educator to communities and schools along the Kitimat LNG project route (from Kitimat to Summit Lake).

The new Chevron-funded program launched this week, will host all-day first-time Starlab visits to Kitimat and the Kitamaat Village schools with the week culminating in a Community Celebration on April 24 at the Kildala Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Kitimat Community Celebration Event is a free day-long event open to everyone and will include:

  • Presentations in the Starlab inflatable planetarium
  • Space-themed activities including learning what it takes to be an astronaut and checking out astronaut food
  • Making Mission Badges – craft activity
  • Giveaways
  • A showcase of science-based resources available in the community.

Please reference the following Chevron backgrounder brief that includes the timetable for the Kitimat/Kitamaat Village school visits and the Starlab Kitimat Community Celebration Event:

Chevron Summary of HR MacMillan Space Centre Partnership
Starlab Kitimat Community Celebration Event

Community and school visits to Terrace and Hazelton are planned as well as with the Starlab portable planetarium visiting Terrace schools as follows:

Tuesday, April 28 – Suwilaawks Community School
Wednesday, April 29 – Ecole Mountainview
Thursday, April 30 – Skeena Middle School
Friday, May 1 – Uplands Elementary School

Visits to Hazelton communities and schools is being arranged for the timeline of May 25 to June 5.  Details will be posted when confirmed.

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that provides a unique learning experience both at their Vancouver-based planetarium and interactive exhibit gallery, and through their off-site activities and resources.  The HR MacMillan Space Centre has served British Columbia for nearly 50 years and has a long track record of projects related to the teaching and learning of science and technology through their on-site and outreach programs. They deliver both public and school programs. With the latter, they work closely with teachers and the provincial Ministry of Education to develop programs that tie directly to the science curriculum at various grade levels. Through both their public and school programming, they endeavour to provide the opportunity to experience and understand the relevant connections between science, culture and society.  Aware of the barriers—both financial and geographic—that can sometimes prevent people from visiting, they work to offer programming that is accessible to as many as possible.

 

Coming Events
  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

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