Anqotum Resource Management recently held their summer science camps in Southeastern New Brunswick over two days
Indian Island and Bouctouche First Nation children (aged 8 to 10) had the opportunity to visit the New Brunswick Community College in Moncton. Welding, Sustainable Energy and Robotic Machinery, were just a few of the educational demonstrations that gave the kids a bigger picture of career options in science and the environment – with hopes of sparking creative thoughts, and influencing their future ambitions.
In addition to the tour, the children of Indian Island, and Bouctouche First Nation also had the opportunity to participate in science experiments using everyday household products on the NBCC campus site. On day two, the children at Fort Folly First Nation participated in science experiments within their community.
Anqotum Summer student Adrian Francis, who is entering his fourth year of university studies this fall, and who led as well as helped organize the activity, spoke about the event: “The children enjoyed the majority of the experiments such as the Glitter Volcano, Balloon Skewer, the Ziploc leak proof bag trick, magic milk, magic mud, and the mentos/coca-cola geyser. The experiments consisted of what static electricity can do, and how reactions work.”
Our organization wishes to thank our three First Nations and the New Brunswick Community College – Moncton Campus for their cooperation, support and assistance in carrying out these valuable learning experiences. With strong and valued partners, we can do great things to nurture an interest in education and the field of science. Overall the annual event was a great success and we look forward to next summer.