What will the weather be like in Peterborough in May?
Average temperatures in May range from 7°C to 20°C. Although the daytime can be warm, the evenings can be cool. Rain is always a possibility. Warm days can be quite humid.
Will there be vegetarian food?
Yes, the caterers are fully prepared for vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal and other food
Will there be security for the projects?
Yes, there is 24-hour security provided in the Exhibit Hall.
Are parents able to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair events?
Parents are welcome at the Awards Ceremony (please contact the CWSF 2010 host office at 705-748-1011 x7762 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats). Due to limited seating, tickets will be given on a first come first served basis beginning Monday, May 3rd. Parents are welcome to attend public viewing on Saturday morning. All other events are open to registered participants only.
Information will be available about vacation packages for the Victoria Day weekend on our website (www.cwsf2010.ca).
Will there be buses running between events during the week?
Most events will take place at two different locations: the Evinrude Centre (exhibit hall) and Trent University Symons Campus (residence). Participants will be bussed to the Evinrude Centre on days when project set-up, judging, and public tours are taking place. As a result, Delegates and Participants must be aware of the transportation requirements each day. Transportation information will be provided during orientation sessions and in the daily schedule.
Is the site wheelchair-accessible?
Yes the site is fully accessible. However, please indicate any requirements in the Special Needs area during online registration.
Can I choose my roommates in residence?
Yes. Your Regional Registration Coordinator can match you with a roommate of the same gender from your region in the online registration system. Finalists who cannot be grouped with others from their own region may be matched with finalists from other regions in the same residence area as your own group.
Will I be able to call home?
Yes. There are pay phones at the residences and around the campus. Cell phones also work well. Participants are encouraged to contact home at least twice during the week to let their families know that everything is OK.
Will there be Internet access during the CWSF?
Participants will have access to email through computers at various locations around the campus. Wireless access is available in many designated ‘Air Trent’ locations, and will also be accessible in the exhibit hall at the Evinrude Centre. Internet is available in the residence rooms, but participants must bring their own Ethernet cable.
Do I have to register online?
Yes. That is the only way you can register for the CWSF.
What if I need a computer for my project display?
Exhibitors must make their own arrangements for any equipment.
Do I need to bring formal clothing?
Most of the week is casual; however, many finalists choose to dress up for judging. The
awards ceremony and awards banquet are designated as “business dress” activities, which usually means a suit or jacket and tie for men and a dress or skirt and blouse or suit for women. Please view the Participants Schedule located on the CWSF 2010 website (www.cwsf2010.ca) to review the type of attire recommended for additional activities.
Do regions have to send a delegate of each gender if the region has male & female finalists?
No. While this is preferred for groups with more than five finalists, the residences and activities will be organized to ensure adequate supervision for both genders. Regional Delegates will share this responsibility.