Summer camp sows seeds of science

Science is the study of absolutely everything around us. We live it, breathe it, and even eat it.

Science is the study of absolutely everything around us.  We live it, breathe it, and even eat it.

“When I was 10 years old, I attended my first-ever science summer camp and was introduced to the idea that science surrounds and fills us,” says Alec Longiaru assistant director of the EUReKA! Science Program – a non-profit student-run organization based out of Thompson Rivers University. “I was never a child that was immediately drawn towards the sciences, but EUReKA! shed a unique and exciting light towards it in a fun, friendly environment.”

EUReKA! will be coming to Salmon Arm from Aug. 15 to 19, and is welcoming campers from the ages of 7 to14 years old to attend the weeklong program.

Campers will be introduced to all different aspects of science, from chemistry to biology, physics to engineering, and computers.

The instructors are energetic and dedicated to helping kids explore through dissections, experiments, and various fun interactive projects.

“What I remember most of all was building a rocket car, along with a vast array of other projects,” says Longiaru. “I am proud to say that I am now an instructor for EUReKA! and am extremely enthused to help other kids have the same awesome experience I did all those years ago.”

The camp will be taking place at Salmon Arm Secondary, Sullivan campus.  If you are interested, or want more information about the science camps, visit or send an email to  “For a week of science and fun, you can definitely count on EUReKA!,” adds Longiaru.


Just Posted

Shuswap’s Rust Valley Restorers team rolling onto Netflix

Mike and Connor Hall, Avery Shoaf see television show picked up by streaming service

Canada geese in the Shuswap: Beautiful milfoil eaters or poopy pests?

Numbers of geese increasing in the Shuswap to the joy of some people and dismay of others

Salmon Arm’s Sebastien Archambault joins Humboldt Broncos

Defenceman played last two seasons with Junior B Sicamous Eagles

Shuswap artists invited to bring the noise

Sound machine exhibit planned for Salmon Arm Art Gallery in 2020

Salmon Arm thrift stores temporarily refuse donations to keep up with glut

Too much stuff for storage space, staff shortage, main reasons for sporadic closures

Trudeau vows to stand firm against ‘increasingly assertive’ China

China has accused Canada of meddling in its affairs

New South Okanagan winery will open its doors soon

Phantom Creek Estates announced its new CEO and winemaker, and completed first phase of construction

Vancouver Island father says he attempted suicide a month before murders

Andrew Berry takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

‘Plenty of time for a deal’: Teachers’ union expects kids back in school on Sept. 3

BCTF says class size, composition at the heart of the issue

Okanagan Rail Ride gathering steam ahead of inaugural race

The ride is a non-competitive event celebrating the Okanagan Rail Trail

Province funds new shuttle buses for 13 B.C. senior centres

Activity, socializing helps maintain health, Adrian Dix says

Musaic Vocal Ensemble seeks additional voices

Summerland-based choir has performed for past 25 years

Thermal imaging cameras eye Salish Sea in hopes of better detecting whales

Cameras installed at BC Ferries’ terminal on Galiano Island, and off southern Gulf Islands

BREAKING: Province approves Surrey police force

Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth green-lights city’s municipal police force

Most Read