Science Alberta Foundation

Science Alberta Foundation

November 24, 2010 11:57 ET

Science Alberta Foundation Launches New & Improved Wonderville Website

Science Alberta Foundation Inspires Children through Science at wonderville.ca

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2010) - Science Alberta Foundation, an award-winning not-for-profit organization committed to increasing science literacy and awareness, is pleased to announce the launch of its new and improved website wonderville.ca. The newly designed site makes it easier for children and youth to navigate through games, videos and activities and ultimately discover the wonders of science. 

According to Dr. Arlene Ponting, CEO of Science Alberta Foundation, "excellent science education is the foundation of a scientific and innovative culture. Today's children and youth are the most technologically adept generation ever. The new and improved wonderville.ca is designed to meet their high expectations for interactivity and a personalized learning experience."

In the new wonderville.ca, users create avatars within the site's virtual universe, collecting rewards for every science game played, video watched and activity completed. The site also features an interactive space, allowing users to communicate with other budding science enthusiasts, creating their own online scientific community. The new site also includes an "About the Science" brief for all activities. The articles describe the science presented in the activities and provide real-world applications of the concepts.

Wonderville.ca brings science to life for children of all ages. It now includes over 100 science games and videos which can be tailored to the user's age and skill-level. The site includes printable activity pages which allow extended exploration of science at home. With select games available on the iPhone, iPad and iTouch, Science Alberta Foundation continues to develop digital material on a variety of technology platforms, encouraging accessibility of science information.

All content on wonderville.ca has been reviewed by science experts for accuracy. All of the site's games, videos and activities are available free-of-charge. To find out more please visit www.wonderville.ca.

About Science Alberta Foundation

Science Alberta Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to fostering an interest and enthusiasm for science and science-related careers. We develop engaging resources bringing science and math to life. Our programs motivate children, youth and families to embrace lifelong science and technology learning. We are helping to create tomorrow's knowledge workers and instil an appreciation of science in a new generation. For more information on the Science Alberta Foundation, please visit www.sciencealberta.org.

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