For over 50 years the Peterborough Regional Science Fair has encouraged students to embrace and explore scientific thought and have fun doing it! Projects require all aspects of learning: inquiry, experimental design and execution, literacy, math and art to create the dynamic poster boards. Students take part in a friendly science competition, showing off their investigations.

 

Held annually at Trent University, our Fair brings together hundreds of students who showcase their experiments and compete for awards totalling $15 000, including the opportunity to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair and beyond.

Contact:

Dorothy Howard-Gill

Phone:

705-748-1011 x 7426

Email:

peterboroughsciencefair@trentu.ca

Address:

Peterborough Regional Science Fair
Room ESC C201.1

c/o School of the Environment

Trent University
1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough, ON  K9L 0G2

© 2020 by
Peterborough Regional Science Fair Committee

FAIR DAY 2020

Driving & Parking

The Peterborough Regional Science Fair is held at Trent University, in the north east corner of Peterborough.

 The map displays some key locations:

  • Science fair participants can park for free in Lot Q (yellow marker).

  • Proceed to the Science Complex loading dock entrance (red marker) to drop off your project before you park, then proceed to the welcome desk for the directions to your room.

Peterborough Transit

We encourage the use of public transportation where possible. Trent University is serviced by Peterborough Transit via two routes, the George North and the Trent University Express (latter is faster). Please visit Peterborough Transit's Routes and Schedules web page for information on the routes and schedules of these lines.

Project Room Assignment

Before you arrive please check your assigned room number for your project (click link). It will be posted approximately one week before the fair.

Security & Safety

All participants are responsible for the security of their projects. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns during the fair, please approach one of our volunteers, including the room monitors, to let us know.

Photography

If you have signed the signature page, you have given permission for a science fair representative to take a picture of you and your project. 

Fair Day Schedule 2020 - Tentative

8:00 - 8:45 AM: Project Setup

Please enter through the doors near the flagpole (Praxair cylinders) to the Science Complex just like in previous years. Ushers will direct you to the room you have been assigned to, either in the Chemical Science Building, or the Environmental Science Building. The room assignment list will be posted by April 2 on this site, and we will also have room assignment lists at the entrance.

 

9:00 - 11:30 AM: Regular Judging

The judging schedule will be posted individually for each project. Students are responsible for being available at their project during their assigned judging times. Multiple judges will visit each project.

 

11:00 AM - 12 noon: Public Viewing Primary and Elementary 

Students should remain close to their projects and be prepared to answer questions.

 

12 noon - 1: 00 PM: Project takedown and lunch Break for Primary and Elementary and Room Draw Prizes

Participants are reminded that they should arrange for a friend or parent to watch over their display in their absence, particularly if valuable equipment is involved. Lunch is not provided but the Otonabee Market Place Cafeteria in Otonabee College (near Wenjack Theatre) will be open for people who want to purchase food. A seating area is available there also. Please be aware that this area is not supervised, and that students need permission from parents or teachers to visit the Cafeteria. Please ensure you remove all your project materials and you must be in the room to win the prize

 

12 noon - 12: 30 PM: lunch Break for Junior, Intermediate and Senior

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Entertainment (TBA) in Wenjack Theatre for Primary and Elementary participants.

 

12:30 - 2:00 PM: Public Viewing for Junior, Intermediate and Senior and Judging for Special Awards

Students should remain close to their projects and be prepared to answer questions.

​2:00 - 2:30 PM: Project Takedown for Junior, Intermediate and Senior and Room Draw Prizes

Please ensure you remove all your project materials and you must be in the room to win the prize

2:15 - 3:00 PM:  Awards Ceremony Primary and Elementary in Wenjack Theatre

All participants, teachers and family members are welcome.  Please note that the Awards Ceremony will not be over before 3:00 pm, in case you need to make special arrangements for your students’ transportation home.

2:30 - 3:15 PM: Trent University tours for Junior, Intermediate, and Senior participants.

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Awards Ceremony Junior, Intermediate and Senior in Wenjack Theatre

All participants, teachers and family members are welcome.  Please note that the Awards Ceremony will not be over before 4:30 pm, in case you need to make special arrangements for your students’ transportation home.