4-H Canada and Bayer supporting development of outstanding young minds in science and technology
By News Release
June 9, 2016 - 4-H Canada and Bayer are supporting outstanding young minds who are making contributions in science and agri-food in Canada. With the support of Bayer, 4-H Canada launched its inaugural Science Fair this year, which represents a direct stream to the 55th Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF) which took place recently in Montreal, QC.
Four 4-H youth participated in the CWSF as the winners of the 4-H Canada Science Fair, which took place at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in early-March 2016. In addition to giving out two 4-H Canada awards, 4-H Canada was proud to have two 4-H PEI members, Neleah Lavoie and Megan Downe, bring home a Bronze Medal in the junior category for their project, “Reward vs. Punishment – Which is the better motivator?”
The 4-H Canada Science Fair is part of 4-H Canada’s ongoing commitment to furthering science and technology skills and knowledge development for youth through 4-H programming. In addition to youth programming, 4-H Canada is also striving to increase the capacity for skills and knowledge transfer in science and technology, by training adult 4-H volunteers across Canada to become Science Champions in their communities. Together, 4-H Canada and Bayer are looking forward to building upon a successful first year of programs, increasing the number of Science Champions across Canada and launching the second year of the 4-H Canada Science Fair to more 4-H youth.
“The 4-H Science & Technology program is cultivating young leaders’ passion for science,” says Derrick Rozdeba, vice-president of communications at Bayer Canada. “We hope these youth will continue to pursue their discoveries in the world of science and technology with the goal of affecting positive change for a better life.”
“Congratulations to all of our 4-H participants at the Canada-Wide Science Festival,” says Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “Thanks to our generous partner Bayer, 4-H Canada is proud to provide programming for young people who are passionate about science and technology and recognize the incredible power of great young minds across Canada in making a difference in important fields such as agriculture and agri-food.”
To learn more about the 4-H Canada Science Fair and other science programming, please visit www.4-H-Canada.ca.