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April 28, 2022

CNL to partner with local communities for “Science Week” summer camp

Students visit Canada’s national nuclear laboratory; range of disciplines

Chalk River, ON – April 28, 2022 – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is pleased to announce a new initiative to inspire the next generation of Canadian scientists through a week long summer science camp. Held at the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) campus, the “CNL Science Week” will provide children ages 9 – 12 an opportunity to explore a range of scientific disciplines with the support of some of Canada’s leading researchers.

Through a partnership with the Town of Petawawa and the Town of Deep River, groups of up to 20 students will spend the day at the CRL campus with an opportunity to get in the field or the laboratories for hands-on learning experiences.

“For decades, the Chalk River Laboratories have served to inspire and develop Canada’s next generation of scientists, engineers and research professionals,” commented Todd Cook, Vice-President of Human Resources.  “This summer camp is a natural extension of that mission; connecting aspiring young scientists with the resources of Canada’s national laboratory. There will be a lot of learning through the week, but I am sure they will have a little fun along the way.”

Given the breadth of work delivered by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories the camp programming is enriched by activities underway at the site. This could include water and environmental sampling, biodiversity studies, health sciences, radiation and health physics, engineering, robotics, chemistry or computing.  The specific curriculum is still under development, but each day would showcase a new discipline or area of study.

CNL’s Science Week will be offered twice during the summer of 2022.  For more information or to register, please contact the Town of Petawawa (July 11-15) or the Town of Deep River (July 25 – 29) directly. 

About CNL

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is a world leader in nuclear science and technology offering unique capabilities and solutions across a wide range of industries. Actively involved with industry-driven research and development in nuclear, transportation, clean technology, energy, defence, security and life sciences, we provide solutions to keep these sectors competitive internationally.

With ongoing investments in new facilities and a focused mandate, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is well positioned for the future. A new performance standard reinforced with a strong safety culture underscores every activity.

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CNL Contact:

Patrick Quinn
Director, Corporate Communications

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