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Trent University Hosts 34th Peterborough Regional Science Fair - April 6

Hundreds of students - from kindergarten to Grade 12 - expected to participate

Thursday, April 1, 2004, Peterborough

Hundreds of students from the Peterborough region will showcase their scientific skill at the Peterborough Regional Science Fair at Trent University on Tuesday, April 6, 2004.

Last year's Regional Science Fair attracted more than 500 participants, from kindergarten to Grade 12 and was the largest ever. This year, participants will represent more than 20 schools.

The fair will be held in the Environmental Sciences Building and the Chemical Sciences Building on the Symons Campus. There will be close to 100 volunteer judges from Trent and the community at large. Judges will evaluate the projects, identifying those of highest merit, as they maintain a positive experience for all students. Awards will be given out in the Wenjack Theatre at 3:30 p.m.

The fair is open to the public for tours between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

As part of Trent's continuous effort to encourage students to be involved in science, the winners from the Peterborough Regional Science Fair will be invited to display their projects at Portage Place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2004.

The region has a strong reputation for sending high-calibre students to the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF), and several past winners of the regional science fair have gone on to win gold medals. This year, the CWSF will be held in St. John's, Newfoundland from May 15 to 22.

The Peterborough Regional Science Fair draws on strong support from many sponsors - this support allows Trent to present prizes for top projects and send the region's finest to the Canada Wide Science Fair. Thanks to fair sponsors and to the more than 100 volunteers from Trent and the community.


For further information, please contact Gina Collins, Trent University, (705) 748-1011, ext. 1225


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