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. Since 2018 the charity has changed direction and has been primarily involved with science promotion in Malawi.
2021 Show Dates
Planned dates for the 2021 EXTREME SCIENCE school shows are as follows:
Date Venue Time
May 18 VIU Theatre (Nanaimo) 10:00 AM
May 19 VIU Theatre (Nanaimo) 10:00 AM
May 20 VIU Theatre (Nanaimo) 10:00 AM
May 20 VIU Theatre (Nanaimo) 7:00 PM (public show)
May 21 VIU Theatre (Nanaimo) 10:00 AM
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
2017 5 1440
2019 5 1450
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.