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Enter the 2020 Kootenay Contraption Contest for a chance to win these amazing prizes!

One of the reasons the Kootenay Contraption Contest exists is because we know that some of the best ideas come from the youth in our region. We set out to find prizes for the 2020 contest that are just as inspiring as the contraptions they will…
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Science Literacy Week Offers Kootenay Youth an Opportunity to Explore Environmental Career Pathways related to Science & Technology

Did you experience Science Literacy Week? From September 21-25, 2020, organizations from around the country created online or in-person events to celebrate each and everyone’s unique relationship with science. The theme for Science Literacy…
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Kootenay Contraption Contest is Back and More Innovative than Ever!

Innovation; noun [ in-uh-vey-shuhn ] something new or different introduced When it comes to innovation, we often get stuck tinkering with preconceptions and stereotypes that are synonymous with tech, start-ups and venture acceleration.…
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GLOWS Launches First Bilingual Science & Tech Program in the Kootenays

For Science Week 2020, GLOWS will highlight Kootenay Biodiversity with unique multimedia programming      The GLOWS (Growing & Learning Opportunities with STEAM) youth program, run by KAST (Kootenay Association for…
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Hundreds of Youth Experience Robotics During Discovery Foundation Robot Week

Shmeker, The Vaccinator, Botty and Sensor M!#1! You’re reading the creative names of just a few of the robots that entered GLOWS first online robotics competition! From June 15 to 19, youth from across the province participated in Discovery…
The Kootenay Association of Science & Technology (KAST) is thrilled to announce that NSERC's (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) PromoScience program has awarded GLOWS, our youth program, $95,000 to support…