media release

SFU’s Science in Action offers free youth workshops next week

September 05, 2014

Diane Mar-Nicolle, Faculty of Science communications, 778.782.9586;
Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.3210;


Parents looking for free educational activities for their elementary school children next week can take advantage of Simon Fraser University’s Science in Action, an outreach program of the Faculty of Science. The program will offer stimulating workshops for children from Grades 2 – 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education at the SFU Burnaby campus.

Workshops will include hands-on science experiments, activities, games and even ice-cream making. Chemistry professor Sophie Lavieri, who is well known for her passion of bringing science education to children and youth, will lead the sessions.

The schedule will include workshops on Monday for Grades 2-3, on Wednesday for Grades 4-5 and on Friday for Grades 6-7.  Students should bring a lunch.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email to register. Parents will receive a confirmation email with a consent form and detailed instructions.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 130,000 alumni in 130 countries.


Simon Fraser University: Engaging Students. Engaging Research. Engaging Communities.

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