Every April (since 1962!), we bring together the vivid imaginations of nearly 1,000 students in Grades 5-12 to showcase their ingenuity by participating in the science fair and wondering how things work.
Asking why, thinking – what if it was better?
And then applying the scientific method to dig for answers. In collaboration with Calgary and area schools, we provide a fun science fair experience where students:
Through the discovery process, students deepen their realization that they have the ability to make real contributions to improve our world in areas such as:
The knowledge, friends, mentors and discoveries made along the way become lifelong experiences they’ll always remember and carry with them throughout their careers.
2016 Annual Report Highlights:
Amazingly, the Calgary Youth Science Fair is 100% volunteer-run. It’s where curiosity meets the imagination that inspires discovery and drives innovation.
The magical science fair formula is a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) combined with:
4 Days in April + Nearly 1,000 Grade 5-12 Students + Over 700 Science Fair Projects
+ 100 Awards + Over 500 Medals + 550 Dedicated Judges + 80 Passionate Volunteers
+ Generous Sponsors & Donors + $200,000 Annual Fundraising Budget
+ Imagination + Ingenuity + Innovation
= CYSF + Amazing Discoveries & Innovations Solving Real World Issues.Since she was 10, Hayley Todesco has been passionate about environmental issues. At the age of 16, Hayley wondered if she could find a way to accelerate the detoxification of the tailings ponds in Alberta. So she spent two years designing and testing the effectiveness of sand filters on the biodegradation of toxic naphthenic acids such as those found in the oilsands.
Hayley also reached international recognition with her 2014 CYSF science fair project by winning the senior age category and a $25,000 scholarship at the 2014 Google Science Fair beating out her competitors from around the world.
As of September 2016, Hayley is now in her third year studying microbiology at the University of Alberta. Hayley Todesco – CYSF Alum 2007-2014
The CYSF is made possible every year through people, companies and organizations like you. You can be a young scientist’s catalyst. Invest in the brilliance of these future leaders today!
Inspire science discovery. We will work with you to meet your sponsorship objectives and connect you to the scientific world through the eyes of our youth.
Please contact us at [email protected].
Students participating in the CYSF have been making science discoveries for over 50 years. Join with our generous CYSF Donors to continue this incredible legacy!
We look forward to sharing our CYSF Wish List with you. Student awards, medals, printing, video, exhibiting services, and graphic design as well as other items and professional services are welcomed!
To inquire about providing a gift-in kind, please contact us at [email protected].
Let us know your talents and interests and we’ll find a volunteer opportunity that’s perfect for you!
You’ll feel younger (and smarter!) by osmosis just by being involved. And one day you’ll likely benefit from the students’ brilliance too! We look forward to hearing from you. Please email us at [email protected].
Add the CYSF to your calendar every April; it’s open to the public on the Saturday and free to attend! Show your interest to support these amazing students. They’re eager to share all they’ve learned and you’ll be mesmerized by their ingenuity! The science fair schedule is available at www.CYSF.org.
Help us spread the CYSF amazingness – the ideas are endless!
Tell them how Calgary’s youth are improving our world, one science project at a time. Like Hayley Todesco – a scientist, innovator and leader in her field.