This year’s West Kootenay Regional Science Fair happened on Saturday April 13, 2013 at Stanley Humphries Secondary in Castlegar. Grades 1 to 12 discovered their own triumphs through hard work, determination, intuition and a lot of digging. Then through participation in the fair, managed to show off their brilliance - and wow was it bright!
Welcome all geologists, gemologists and rock/gem/jewel/geode lovers! On the 8th & 9th of June, the Kootenay Rock and Gem show will proudly hold their event at the Castlegar Complex. Over those two days there will be many family and children activities, including vendors bringing in a large variety of fossils, gems, crystals, jewelry and gold dredging equipment.
On April 17, 2013 the Kootenay Homeschoolers and families were treated to an awesome viewing of the sun and stars near Beaver Creek. With approximately 20 – 30 kids in attendance, many agree that it was an insightful experience in a field that there is so little known about.
Attention, youth film makers! RCAC and KAST are happy to launch our annual U19 Film Festival festivities! With seven film categories to win from; amazing cash prizes of up to $200; and a film submission deadline date of April 15, 2013, this year's film fest is coming on strong!
Did you know that merely three species of bats actually drink blood, but most prefer insects, fruit, pollen and even fish? As the only known flying mammal in the world, the bat is one of earth’s amazing creatures – and perhaps one of the more misunderstood ones. At Crawford Bay School, the students received a rare chance to learn about these bizarre animals.