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August 04, 2023

CNLs 2023 Science Camp a Success

After two weeks (July 10-14 and July 24-28) of exciting talks, presentations and demonstrations, the 2023 CNL summer science camp is over, and the kids have been raving positive reviews. From lessons on radiation and contamination, to turtle tracking and mice tagging games, our little scientists had an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities alongside some of CNL’s incredible researchers at the Chalk River Laboratories. They even got to see skulls and watch things “blow up!”

This year, we focused on providing kids with an insight into the important research CNL does and how it contributes to our environment. We looked into hybrid energy and the climate, biodiversity and DNA mapping, radiation and mechanical innovation, just a few of the areas where our scientists, engineers and researchers are making notable strides.

The kids were enthusiastic and engaged, asking great questions, discovering new facts and gaining new interests. Some kids even called this the “best science camp ever”.

These camps are made possible through the support of Let’s Talk Science at Ottawa U and Carleton, the Town of Petawawa and the Town of Deep River, with the biggest contribution coming from the CNL staff who supported us by sharing their research and knowledge with the kids, escorting them on-site, otherwise helping make the camp a success. Thank you.

Although this year’s science camps are wrapped up CNL is pleased to offer many other exciting events for kids and adults year-round. Watch out for these events on our website and social media so you don’t miss the next one.

See you next camp season!

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