In front of some of the city’s most curious scientists, the Exploration Place signed a memorandum of understanding with Science World.
CEO of the Exploration Place, Tracy Calogheros, explains the new partnership will mean improved programming for young minds.
“We’re going to be working together in a formalized way going forward. First step is going to be school programs. We’ll be offering the full slate of Science World school programs at exploration place and around the region.”
Science World CEO Bryan Tisdal made a trip to Prince George for the big announcement and is excited for what the future holds.
“We’re thrilled that Science World and Exploration Place have entered into this partnership. We’re all about turning the residents of BC onto science and technology. And we believe that if we do this jointly together then we’ll be more effective than if either of us were just working on our own.”
Science world currently serves the lower mainland and surrounding areas. Tisdal says now they want to reach even further.
“Science World has a provincial mandate and we set out to bring this love of science and technology to all residents of the province.”
Staff from Exploration Place recently spent two weeks in Vancouver, learning about new programs and ways to reach young scientists. Now as Education Officer Emma Church explains, residents of Prince George will have presentations similar to the ones down south.
“We’re going to be rolling out some new programming. Some for primary students and some for intermediate students. What so far I’ve learned a little bit about, intermediate chemistry, primary chemistry, Keva Blocks, so we have some brand new building blocks that science world so generously so we’re very excited about those as well.”
For Exploration Place CEO Tracy Calogheros, encouraging curiosity in young minds is one of her primary goals. She hopes this new partnership will do even more to challenge visitors.
“Science education isn’t just about learning about the levels of density or E=MC2. Science education is more about exploring the world around you. Looking down, looking up, looking behind, than simply looking straight ahead.”
The new programming will roll out in the New Year.