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Inner-City Youth Experiment with Science at U of W

May 5, 2011 6:53 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

Twenty-five students from William Whyte School celebrated their upcoming participation in the Enbridge Eco-Kids on Campus program Wednesday evening at the University of Winnipeg.

A $25,000 grant from Enbridge allows Grade 5 and 6 students to visit U of W’s campus one a week for 10 weeks to do various sciences activities, including DNA sampling and blood typing, and constructing mechanical machines.

The Enbridge sponsorship — granted as part of the Enbridge School Plus Program — will be used for transportation, nutrition for the children, supplies and equipment for the activities.

Science professors and UWinnipeg Collegiate instructors are involved in running the Eco-Kids activities.

William Whyte is the seventh school in the program, which is now in its fourth year.