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Science in the Community

Children of today are the scientists of tomorrow. To foster a love of learning and science in the next generation, the UFV Faculty of Science supports fun and engaging science programming, targeted at elementary, middle school and high school students.

Alan Reid - Garden Guide Leader and Course developer

VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory Vancouver BC

A lecture and laboratory based course aimed at demonstrating the evolution and diversity of plants in regards to their life histories, structure and function. Adapting plant and garden situations to be informative to all visitors to the garden


  • Wrote and implemented docent program for botanical garden.  Currently 140 guides trained.
  • Designed and implemented roving docent program for both bird biology and plant biology programs at Bloedel Conservatory and Garden. Currently 20 guides trained.
  • Awarded VanDusen Botanical Gardens Award of Distinction 2009.
  • VanDusen Botanical Gardens Award of Merit 2009.
  • VanDusen Botanical Gardens Volunteer of the Year 2014.

Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

Science Fairs are held each year in hundreds of elementary and secondary schools around the province. Projects can come in the form of a report, a demonstration or a model. All must follow specific criteria and all must display original scientific research.

Students in the Fraser Valley are given the opportunity to display their outstanding projects to the public through the Regional Science Fair held each year in April or May at UFV.

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Science Rocks

The Faculty of Science offers Science Rocks! summer camp every year in July and August. Designed especially for young people going into Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7. These camps are great fun and an awesome learning opportunity for campers.

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Super Science Club

Super Science Club is a partnership between the UFV Faculty of Science and Telus World of Science.  Every fall and winter semester UFV science students are trained by Science World to deliver fun and informative after-school science activities to children in the Fraser Valley.  The UFV students get fantastic training by Science World and an opportunity for hands-on teaching experience.  

Since 2010 UFV students have been delivering Super Science Club programs in schools throughout the Fraser Valley including, Bernard Elementary, Central Elementary, Rosedale Elementary, and Deroche Elementary. Each year, Super Science Club reaches over 100 elementary students (and future scientists?!!).

Learn more about Super Science