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Source: Memorial University of Newfoundland
http://www.mun.ca/marcomm/news/index.php?includefile=showitem.php&id=1313

Memorial University sponsors Science in the Mall 2006

October 19, 2006

Eager
young scientists are encouraged to visit the Avalon Mall in St. Johnís this
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, for a unique program thatís being co-ordinated by
Memorial Universityís Faculty of Science. Science in the Mall will include
demonstrations, handouts, games, prizes and various other events geared
towards showing the general public, particularly young children, that
science not only plays a vital role in our lives but can also be fun.
Memorialís Faculty of Science is committed to the support, promotion and
popularization of science. Saturdayís event is just one of the many
educational outreach events co-ordinated by Memorial. Participants can also
take part in a fun event called Math Trial, a type of mathematical scavenger
hunt, in which they roam the mall to answer mathematical questions. Science
in the Mall runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is no cost to take part in
the activities. Math in the Mall takes place in the area in front of the Gap
clothing store.
Media agencies are encouraged to send representatives as there will be
opportunities for photos and interviews with organizers and participants.

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For more information, contact Dr. Danny Dyer, Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 737-4454 or
dyer@math.mun.ca.


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