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NS YES! News Archive

Here's where you'll find an archive of news and media releases from Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science. If you have Science Fair related news that you think we should include here - please email nsyes@sciencefairinfo.ns.ca.

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2013 Canada Wide Science Fair
Posted: Dec. 3, 2012 

The 2013 Canada Wide Science Fair will be held May 11-18, 2013 - University of Lethbridge - Lethbridge Alberta. For more information visit cwsf.youthscience.ca/fairs/current.

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Nova Scotia Students Strike Gold at National Science Fair
Posted: June 1, 2012 



Nova Scotia's up-and-coming scientists came away with three gold, one silver and fifteen bronze medals from the National Science Fair in Charlottetown, PEI on May 17, 2012. Team Nova Scotia joined nearly 500 of their peers from across the county for the eight-day competition. These top science students will soon be returning to class after collecting prizes and scholarships valued at more than $65,000 from the Canada-Wide Science Fair for their scientific pursuits.

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Nova Scotia Shines at 2010 Canada Wide Science Fair
Posted: June 14, 2010 



Nova Scotia's up-and-coming scientists came away with three gold, eight silver, eight bronze medals and six honourable mentions from the National Science Fair in Peterborough this May. Nova Scotia students joined 450 of their peers from across the county for the nine-day competition.

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2010 Regional Science Fair Calendar
Posted: Feb. 22, 2010 

Regional Science Fair dates for 2010 have been announced!

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$200 Astronomy Science Fair Prize
Posted: January 15, 2009 

Astronomy Nova Scotia will be giving out a $200 prize for the best astronomy project in honour of the International Year of Astronomy at the 2009 Team Nova Scotia Showcase, April 30 to May 2 at Saint Mary's University in Halifax (see attached poster).

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Star Trail Contest for the International Year of Astronomy, 2009
Posted: December 15, 2008 

Open to all students from elementary to high school, the Star Trail Contest was designed to promote astronomy while developing an interest in space sciences. The contest includes artistic and research essay categories with various prizes!

Please visit www.astronomynovascotia.ca for more details.

Click Here to view Poster in JPG format.

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The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is almost here! Come celebrate!
Posted: December 15, 2008 

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, stimulating worldwide interest not only in astronomy, but in science in general, with a particular slant towards young people.

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Discovery Awards
Posted: December 5, 2008 

Halifax, NS - Two young Nova Scotia scientists were honored for their invention at last week's Discovery Awards gala in Halifax. The 'Alter-Leg' is an alternative to crutches that promotes the healing of a broken leg, allowing the patient to return to a normal lifestyle more quickly than with a cast and crutches.

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WHERE CHALLENGE
Posted: October 28, 2008 



What on Earth is in your stuff, and WHERE on Earth does it come from?

Welcome to the WHERE Challenge! In celebration of the International Year of Planet Earth, the first annual WHERE Challenge is asking Canadian kids aged 10 - 14 years to discover the answers to these questions: What on Earth is in your stuff and WHERE on Earth does it come from?

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Students Take Gold Medals at National Science Fair
Posted: May 16, 2008 

Nova Scotia's budding scientists came away with two gold, five silver and nine bronze medals from the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Medals, awards and scholarships were handed out on May 16 in Ottawa. Forty Nova Scotia students joined about 450 of their peers from across the county for the nine-day competition.



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BioBlitz - June 6-7, 2008
Posted: May 16, 2008 

This first annual BioBlitz of Nova Scotia will be an opportunity to watch taxonomists - scientists who identify and often name plants, animals and fungi - at work. A BioBlitz is a taxonomic survey to identify as many different groups of organisms as possible in a 24-hour period. This BioBlitz will be held at Exhibition Park and will be led by Saint Mary's University in partnership with the Ecology Action Centre, the Discovery Centre, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, the Museum of Natural History and the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.

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Canada Science Olympics Challenge - October, 2008
Posted: May 16, 2008 

The second annual Science Olympics for Grade 4 and 5 classes will take place during National Science and Technology week in October. Over 100 students came out to participate last year for this carbon-neutral event at Saint Mary's University.

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2008 Team Nova Scotia Showcase
Posted: April 25, 2008 

Public Viewings

Friday, May 2 from 3pm - 5:30
Saturday, May 3 from 11am - 1pm

Location: Saint Mary's University, in the McNally Auditorium

Please come and show your support for these outstanding young scientists!


The 2008 Team Nova Scotia Showcase will take place on May 1, 2, and 3 at Saint Mary's University. Each spring, students who will be representing the province at the Canada Wide Science Fair first make their way to Halifax to display their award-winning projects to the public and the media.

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Preparing for Science Fairs DVD
Posted: Feb. 15, 2008 

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2008

Halifax - Hands-on science projects are a great way to show students how fun science can be. This is the reason why NS YES! (Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science) teamed up with EnCana to create 'Preparing for Science Fairs,' an inspirational DVD for teachers and students about science projects.

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2008 Regional Science Fairs
Posted: February 12, 2008 

The 2008 Science Fair 'season' begins in March. As new dates and details are made available - this information will be updated. If you have information that should be added or updated please email events@sciencefairinfo.ns.ca.

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Team Nova Scotia Showcase 2007
Posted: April 16, 2007 

The 2007 Team Nova Scotia Showcase will take place on May 3, 4, 5 at Saint Mary's University.

Each spring, students representing the province at the national science fair make their way to Halifax to display their award-winning projects to the public.

In 2007, 38 students will display their innovations, experiments and studies on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 during the Team Nova Scotia Showcase. The event will be hosted in the McNally Theatre Auditorium at Saint Mary's University.

Click here for an Information Booklet, Event Schedule and Registration Forms in PDF format.

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The Art of Science Competition
Posted: April 11, 2007 

What It Is: Many great scientists were also artists. It is important to be able to document your discoveries as a scientist. Without accessible photography or other documentation techniques that exist today, a scientist had to be able to draw or paint their specimens and experiments.

The Art of Science Competition is a chance for you to spread your artistic wings and fly into the scientific world (and draw a picture). We want to see drawings, paintings, photographs, digital renderings, macaroni art (pictures of your macaroni art) or whatever your medium of choice happens to be - document your favourite scientific experience.

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5th Annual Tri-County Regional Science Fair
Posted: March 27, 2007 

March 22, 2007
Burridge Campus, NSCC, Yarmouth


Students from all over the tri-counties gathered at NSCC Burridge Campus on Thursday, March 22, to showcase their scientific prowess at the 5th Annual Tri-County Regional Science Fair. With such project names as 'Bionic Ear', 'The Solar Powered Oven', and 'How to Cover up a Murder', there was no shortness of intrigue among the judges, event organizers, members of the public, and fellow students.



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2007 Regional Science Fairs
Posted: March 26, 2007 

The Science Fair 'season' begins in March 2007. As new dates and details are made available - this information will be updated. If you have information that should be added or updated please email events@sciencefairinfo.ns.ca.

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Science Is My Business
Posted: March 26, 2007 

'Science Is My Business' is an initiative designed to make the connection between science and everyday life at work. Science in the workplace is not limited to working in a university lab or space exploration with NASA. Science is in our pharmacies, our factories, our parks, and our concert halls. Science is all around us.

In coming weeks we hope to include 'Science Is My Business' interviews here and on the Sciencefairinfo.ns.ca Blog.

Click here for more information.

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Entrepreneurship meets science in Nova Scotia classrooms
Posted: November 16, 2006 

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia science students are learning about the connections that exist between science and entrepreneurship through a new workshop called Taking Science to Market.

The workshop helps students better understand entrepreneurial opportunities in the everyday science around them.

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Science, Communications and Blueberries
Posted: April 28, 2006 

Science Fair winners learn that science plays vital role in success of Maritime business.

HALIFAX, NS - Science is about having fun, developing a unique idea and be willing to take the risk to implement it. Those were some of the thoughts EastLink Co-Chief Executive Officer Lee Bragg shared with over 100 students and special guests during the Team Nova Scotia Showcase. The event is hosted by Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science.



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Open house for national science fair participants
Posted: April 27, 2006 

HALIFAX - April 27, 2006 - Students representing the province at the national science fair have made their way to Halifax to display their award-winning projects to the public.

Forty students will display their innovations, experiments and studies on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 during the Team Nova Scotia Showcase. The event will be hosted in the McInnes Room at Dalhousie University's Student Union Building.



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Students gear up for science fairs
Posted: March 22, 2006 

HALIFAX - March 22, 2006 - Weeks of hard work will come to fruition for hundreds of junior and senior high school students as regional science fair competitions take place in communities across the province.

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March is Youth Science Month in Nova Scotia
Posted: March 2, 2006 

HALIFAX - March 2, 2006 - In celebration of Nova Scotia's 10,000 students participating in science and technology fairs this month, March has been proclaimed Youth Science Month.

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New Science Fair Video Sent to Schools
Posted: February 15, 2006 

HALIFAX - February 15, 2006 - Students across the province have a new resource to help them get involved in science fairs. The 'Science is Everywhere' DVD features Nova Scotia students who participated in the 2005 Canada-Wide Science Fair describing their projects, where their ideas came from, and their feelings towards entering the fair.

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