Science World comes to the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford to become BC’s centre for agriculture education

 For immediate release

November 25, 2014, Abbotsford – Abbotsford is set to be the hub for agriculture science and technology education in the Fraser Valley with the launch of a new partnership between Science World British Columbia and the Bakerview EcoDairy.

In partnership with Science World, this one-of-a-kind demonstration farm will soon be home to a range of innovative and highly interactive exhibits and programs currently in development with Science World’s team of world-class curators.

Bakerview EcoDairy president Bill Vanderkooi said the partnership would bring a new, hands-on dimension to the facility, enhancing the visitor experience.

“Science World has developed a world class reputation for sharing science and technology in a fun and inspiring way,” Mr Vanderkooi said.

Sharing a passion for innovation, education and transparency, Mr Vanderkooi said Science World was the perfect organization to bring science-based learning to the EcoDairy site.

“This partnership is a perfect fit because both organizations are built on very similar values,” he said. “We believe that this partnership will be a win-win.”

“We are very enthused to be working with the EcoDairy” said Bryan Tisdall, President & CEO of Science World.  “Our priority is on exciting British Columbians about the importance of science and technology in our daily lives and the prosperity of our communities, and the EcoDairy is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the importance of agriculture to our future.”

 The EcoDairy is the first demonstration farm of its kind in Canada showcasing innovative and sustainable dairy farm practices while inviting the public to share in the experience in a fun, and educational way.

Science World British Columbia is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.

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