Wanted: science wizards

  • Tue Jun 17th, 2008 4:43pm
  • News

The seventh Annual Funhouse Science Fair will be held Saturday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Funhouse on Orcas Island. The event is open to students of all grades on Orcas, Lopez, Shaw, Stuart and Waldron islands. The high school division will be open to students from San Juan Island for the first time. The fair is free and open to the public.

The Funhouse is awarding $2,000 in the form of three scholarships to the top prize-winning high school students. Awards and science prizes will also be given to all participants.

“Every kid who participates in the Science Fair is a winner,” says Funhouse Director Pete Moe. “Everyone leaves with prizes and awards. This year we really want to encourage students from all of the islands to participate.

The students from Waldron School are always well represented. “Teacher Brett McFarland’s kids will undoubtedly be back in force this year,” said Moe.

The public is invited to the afternoon’s events. “Ask anyone who’s come before — it’s a blast to hear the kids explain their projects,” says Moe. “They get really into it.”

The Funhouse expects a great showing from the Shaw Island School this year. “Orcas middle-school teacher Laura Tidwell’s students are looking very strong, too. It’s going to be a great fair, and everyone is invited to come check it out,” said Moe.

Participation is free and entry forms must be received by March 21. For more information, and to download forms. go to www.thefunhouse.org or visit The Funhouse at 30 Pea Patch Lane in Eastsound.

Help finding a science fair project experiment to do is also available — call The Funhouse staff for details at 376-7177.