Science World’s On The Road Program ran for seven years from 2005 to 2012 with support from the government and donors. During that time the program reached more than 1.3 million British Columbians, including more than one million students in schools K-12. The team made more than 1,000 visits to communities large and small across BC – Dease Lake, Toad River, Uclulet and Haida Gwaii, to name a few. On The Road is one of Science World’s many programs designed to achieve the organization’s mission: to engage British Columbians in science and inspire future science and technology leadership throughout our province.
This year, to get back out on the road, Science World chose to redirect funds internally, so that it could continue to reach a selection of communities around British Columbia, in a more modest way than the original program.
Between September 2016 and June 2017, the On The Road team will bring a brand new batch of science shows to 27 communities across the province.