By Kathy Sieben
Eight classes of Grade 4 students will get a special preview of Campus Fair as Sneak-A-Peek returns on June 8.
About 250 elementary-aged students will come to campus—likely for the first time—to get a taste of some of the faculty exhibits that will be at Campus Fair on June 9.
The young students will get the opportunity to see exhibits from a number of University of Calgary faculties, all of which were selected for their diversity and interactive potential.
From the Faculty of Science there will be the U of C’s very own Robot Dogs, where the children will have the opportunity to play with these sophisticated mechanical canines—who even have their very own bone and ball.
From the Faculty of Education, storytelling is back. Each class’ collective story (written in advance of their visit) comes to life before their very eyes. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Arctic Institute are on board Sneak-A-Peek this year with a collaborative exhibit. Children will be able to see live lung worms through a microscope, see a jar of slugs (did you know that lung worms turn into these slugs?) and learn more about the Canadian Arctic.
Dr. Christian Bok, from the Faculty of Humanities, will be providing a fresh and engaging perspective on poetry for the young students. And back again by popular demand are the gladiators—student actors from Greek & Roman Studies who re-enact ancient battles.
In a new exhibit from Continuing Education, students will be treated to a performance group called Small Talk Theatre which will be acting out well-known stories—in sign language.
The participating schools vary each year, and are selected by the Calgary Board of Education.