The West Kootenay Regional Science Fair gives students from around the region opportunities to design and carry out a science experiment, research or innovation which is judged by volunteers from science professions. More than 100 youth participate in the Regional Science Fair from four school districts: 8, 10, 20, and 51. Awards are offered in the categories of experiments, research, or innovation. Additional awards are offered by local businesses or foundations to spur research and experimentation in areas of interest.
Science fair participation increases youth understanding and use of scientific inquiry and offers direct feedback on student projects, including research, experimentation and innovation. It also showcases local science education and career opportunities to public and families.