Mad scientist wraps up March Break in Joggins


Published on March 16, 2017

Joining mad scientist Zack Metcalf for an afternoon at the Joggins Fossil Centre were youngsters (from left) Lily Bray, Carter Totten, Ella Watson, Chloe Glennie, Aoise Barnes, Levi Allen and Sophia Ackroyd.

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JOGGINS – A little painting, science and drama amongst a whole lot of ancient history was the setting for March Break activities at the Joggins Fossil Centre this year.

We’re really pleased, and we’re planning now for the summer day camps. Laurie Glenn Norris

Although they lost a day of activity due to an expected snowstorm, the week’s activities were well received, according to education outreach coordinator Laurie Glenn Norris.

“The kids’ day camps were very successful this year,” said she said. “We’ve had record numbers.”

Thirty-one youngsters registered for this year’s camps, although not all showed up. Twenty-two were on hand Thursday for a drama workshop with Dale Fawthrop in the morning, and an afternoon session with Mad Science for the Maritimes in the afternoon.

Tuesday saw the participants tour the centre’s gallery and take part in some fossil-related activities in the morning, followed by painting with Susan Beaton in the afternoon.

Wednesday’s planned activities included writing with Sara Jewell and rug hooking with Mary Williams, but those sessions were canceled due to the weather.

Overall, Glenn Norris was thrilled with the week.

“We’re really pleased, and we’re planning now for the summer day camps,” she said. “The March camps will be back next year.”