Canada: Out of This World

Dow support allows students across Alberta to experience cutting-edge science, and the inspiration comes from as far away as outer space.

Science in Motion is a service of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, the city’s gleaming center of exploration and discovery. Science in Motion takes the TELUS show on the road, traveling to elementary and junior high schools around the province with programs that excite and educate students. Dow is a major sponsor of Science in Motion, and is working to engage schools surrounding the company’s manufacturing sites to support their participation by funding the visit costs for each school.

A big moment for TELUS came in April when students visiting the science center were able to talk live with astronaut Chris Hadfield as he orbited Earth in the International Space Station. Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the space station, answered students’ questions and demonstrated via video link what it’s like to live in space.

"It was a really good learning experience for me," Megan Thebeau, a ninth-grade student from Bluffton, Alberta, told the Edmonton Sun newspaper. “And it's something I'm going to take with me for a long time."

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