Welcome to the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society (NS3)!

Located at 4355 Jingle Pot Road in room 101.

With our new registration system, you now have the opportunity to create a family account and register for NS3 programs using a cart-style app. Please let us know if you encounter any problems or have any questions.


Registration and Store

NS3 is hiring 3 summer staff! Do you enjoy teaching hands on science during summer camps and nature exploration in the parks? Apply by February 22, 2019. More info here.

February 28th is Volunteer Night

Come find out what NS3 is all about! We will be hosting a volunteer info night for prospective volunteers from 5:30 – 7 in at our Science Studio. We will give a quick presentation to fill you in on the different programs we offer, then chat and mingle to answer any other questions you may have. No need to stay for the whole time period, if you need to arrive late we can fill you in on anything you may have missed!

We are currently looking for volunteers for our Citizen Science program, click here to learn more and check out citizen science under the science on the move tab!


Spring Break Camps!

March 18-22, Life of a Scientist *FULL*

What is a scientist? What do they do? Come explore the many areas of science with NS3! Each day we will focus on a different area of science and the many different things that are involved in working in that field. Become a microbiologist and plate your own bacteria, and a polymer chemist and make slime. Learn about the scientific method of a research scientist and complete a gummy research experiment! Each day will include hands-on science activities, unstructured play, and recess outside.

March 25-29, Tinker Time  *FULL*

It’s tinker time! Join NS3 for a spring break camp that is all about tinkering and building. Have you ever tried painting with light? Or built a house with only dowels and elastics? Dabble with circuits to make a wand, build a roller coaster with paper, and explore your creativity as you construct different creations. 

More information available here

First time to NS3’s Science Studio? 

Check out our Science Studio page and also our calendar for details on drop-in times, school programs and special events.



NS3 Gifts!

Gift certificates are available to purchase in any denomination! The dollar amount can be put towards any of our programs including drop-in passes to the Science Studio, after-school programs, Saturday Workshops or spring break and summer camps!

Jitterbug kits with everything to build your own motorized insect are available for only $12!

To purchase a gift certificate, simply visit our Science Studio during any of our drop-in times. Cheque or cash please.

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