Science Workshops


2018 Winter Break Workshops

We will be offering five full-day workshops with a different theme each day:

December 17: Stop Motion Animation
Explore your creativity by making a 30 second stop motion video. Sketch a storyboard, build your characters, and film your adventure.

December 18: Cool Coding
Get technological with our coding workshop. Use LEGO to build a scribbler, code tiny robots to follow a pattern, and take your turn at reading code like a computer.

December 19: Shark Takeover
Become a shark scientist for a day! Explore more about shark senses and how researchers learn about these amazing creatures.

December 20: Rockin’ Rocks
At NS3 we know how much geology rocks. Learn about different types of rocks and how to identify them, use Oreos to understand tectonic plates, and build an earthquake proof building.

December 21: Engineering Extravaganza
Put on your hard hat and get ready to build! This day will be packed with challenging feats of engineering to test your creative side.


Dates: Daily from December 17-21, 2018*

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Ages: 6+

Location: NS3’s Science Studio (4355 Jingle Pot Rd, room 101)

Cost: $40/day

*SD68 is still in school for these dates. 


An Evening of Science

Join the NS3 for our new program An Evening of Science! In a short workshop, students will explore the science behind objects and materials we use every day through different hands-on science activities. 


New workshops coming soon! 


NS3 reserves the right to refuse admission or dismiss any participants from camp in order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of fellow participants. English communication skills are essential.

To be accepted, applications must be submitted with all information complete and with full payment.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refunds

NS3 reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to the start date, and will refund all fees for a cancelled program.  Withdrawal with refund must be requested in writing more than two weeks prior to program start date.  Any withdrawals or changes will be subject to a $5 administrative fee.

There are NO REFUNDS given for withdrawals requested less than two weeks prior to the first day of the program. Pro-rated refunds are NOT available for days absent from a registered program.


NS3 will not assume responsibility for children before or after program.


Photos taken during programs are used for NS3 and VIU promotional materials, publications and advertisements. Parents may request no photos or videos be taken of their children.

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