Previously, I called it the March Madness of Science Fair Season. Regional science fairs across the country are held in late March and early April so that teams of student finalists can be selected to represent their regions at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. As with most of the regionals, this year the Canada-Wide will be a virtual fair to be held May 17 – 21, 2021 (link below).
Here is what is happening now:
The Peace Country Regional Science Fair was held recently. In winning the award in the region, Sacha Nickonchuk becomes the first winner of a Genome Alberta science fair award for 2021.
In Lethbridge, the Southern Alberta Technology Council will be announcing their regional fair winners on Zoom and YouTube on March 31 (link below).
Meanwhile, one of Canada’s largest regional science fairs, Calgary Youth is well underway. According to their website: “Medals have now been awarded and are posted on the projects…. The fair is not over yet as we still have to select our Team Calgary representatives for this year’s virtual Canada Wide Science Fair, and award our special awards. Virtual Award Round judging takes place April 6th to 15th
I have also learned that “As part of the weeklong 2021 Virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), STEM Expo enables visiting students and teachers (grades 5-11) to explore STEM exhibits and project zone. It is free for all visitors and will take place May 19-21 from 12pm to 3:00pm ET.
I will continue updating science fair results and other related information via Twitter as other Alberta regional science fairs are held. Although we cannot be there in person, we can still attend virtual science fairs via the hard work volunteers have put in to make this possible.
Links of Interest:
Canada-Wide Science Fair Virtual 2021
Calgary Youth Science Fair - projects
Lethbridge Regional Virtual Science Fai
Gerry Ward on Twitter