Power of Ideas touring science exhibit to stop in Innisfail

Innovation 150 exhibit is at Innisfail High School on May 31

Cutting-edge technologies, hands-on science experiences, innovative discussions — they’re all part of the Power of Ideas Tour that’s stopping in Innisfail next week.

The Central Alberta community is among only four Alberta sites chosen to host the nation-wide Innovation 150 exhibit that’s touring the country. The interactive science display can be seen at Innisfail High School on Wednesday, May 31.

Created by the independent Ontario-based research organization Perimeter Institute and the science charity Actua, it will be open to students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and to members of the public from 6 to 8 p.m. at 4459-51st Ave.

“Get ready to question everything,” state posters for the exhibit that celebrates Canada’s 150 birthday, as well as the role science plays in our lives.

It includes an immersive, hands-on science exhibition “that fosters curiosity;” an innovative talk that draw on stories from Canada’s past and present to explore turning ideas into reality; and Maker Mobile Workshops, “packed” with cutting-edge technologies.

“I hope that families…from well beyond the community will join us that evening, because we think they’re going to love it,” said Innisfail math and physics teacher Deen Lockhat, who will be taking 300 Chinook’s Edge students through the displays earlier in the day.

Innisfail High School’s vice-principal Scott MacDonald said the tour celebrates Canada’s innovative past, which has “sparked the ideas and ingenuity that will propel our future…

“Everyone here is very excited and proud that it’s stopping at Innisfail High School.”

The only other Alberta stops are in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge.

For more information, please call Lockhat at 403-227-3244.

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