Extreme Science Show


The EXTREME SCIENCE show is presented annually to elementary and secondary school students in the mid Vancouver Island region as well as to the general public. The show features some very exciting demonstrations presented by professors from the Physics and Chemistry departments at Vancouver Island University. To get an idea of some of the demonstrations check out the following videos that have appeared on local television: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L4kuPi1NQA and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9btzF5Nh758.

The EXTREME SCIENCE show serves two purposes. First, it is meant to get kids excited about science. The second purpose of the show is as a fund raiser for LED Africa. LED Africa ( www.ledafrica.org ) is a charitable organization created in order to provide solar powered lighting to rural secondary schools in Malawi.


2017 Show Dates

Dates for the 2017 EXTREME SCIENCE shows are as follows: ALL SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT!

Date         Venue                                       Time
May 9       VIU Theatre (Nanaimo)            10:00 AM
May 10     VIU Theatre (Nanaimo)            9:30 AM
May 10     VIU Theatre (Nanaimo)            12:30 AM
May 11     VIU Theatre (Nanaimo)            10:00 AM
May 11     VIU Theatre (Nanaimo)            7:00 PM

 


2017 Extreme Scientists

Physics:
Debbie Hearn
Patrick Ng
Owen Peer
Ray Penner
Christine Holt
Samuelle Simard-Provencal


Chemistry:
Peter Diamente
Sandy Patrick
Duane Friesen
Leah Isherwood

 
Attendance

A breakdown of the annual attendance at the shows is as follows

     Year       # of shows       Total attendance
     2009       4                     1130
     2010       4                     1150
     2011       4                     1150
     2012       5                     1450
     2013       6                     2170
     2014       6                     1910
     2015       5                     1360                                                                                                                                        
     2016       5                     1440
                                         11760

 

Sponsors

In addition to Vancouver Island University, Fairwinds Golf Club and the following Engineering firms have also been sponsors of the Extreme Science show over the years.