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

Larger City of Salmon Arm flusher truck requires bigger building

Council approves $25,000 to extend building in public works yard

Salmon Arm cannabis retailers reflect on legalization

Edible products now legal, not expected to be available until December

CSRD won’t pursue referendum for Centennial Field purchase

Public opposition to borrowing $1.77 for park land heard by board directors

Memorial bench honours the contribution of former Salmon Arm fire chief Pat Shirley

The Shirley family has a long history with the Salmon Arm department going back to the early 1900s.

Kraft Heinz Project Play voting underway, an opportunity to light Larch Hills

Public participation needed to win $250,000 in project funding

VIDEO: First all-female spacewalk team makes history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir did work on International Space Station’s power grid

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

Shooters compete in Summerland

Seven youth participants take aim

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Salmon Arm history in pictures: Apple harvest time

Denis Marshall writes, “Apple-harvest time lent a quickened pace and pungent aroma… Continue reading

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta, but doesn’t talk oilsands

Swedish teen was met with some oil and gas industry supporters who came in a truck convoy

RDOS cannabis production bylaw goes to public hearing

Hearing on micro cannabis production facilities will be held Nov. 21

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Council asks to limit cruise ship visits to Victoria harbour

Mayor says motion is not meant to curtail current visits or limit local cruise industry expansion

Most Read