The EUReKA! Science Program at Thompson Rivers University: A Network Member of Actua

Who are we? EUReKA! is a non-profit, student-run organization based out of Thompson Rivers University that strives to increase elementary students' interest in and excitement towards science and engineering and to help teachers bring science into the regular classroom. To fulfill our objectives, EUReKA! offers in-classroom workshops, summer camps, and community events that emphasize fun, challenging, hands-on, problem-solving activities.

actua_photo_winner_2006 beta windmill

The EUReKA! Science Program is broken into 3 components:

  1. WORKSHOPS: EUReKA! will visit your classroom and conduct a 1 1/2 hour-long presentation to your class. Teachers will be able to choose from some our 7 new topics, which cover many areas of science such as engineering, human biology and chemistry. The workshops EUReKA! develops connect directly with designated ministry learning outcomes and align with the BC curriculum where possible.

  2. SUMMER CAMPS: If you are between the ages of 7-13, then you may come and join us for a week-long, fun-filled science camp (*** Age is based on the child's age by Dec. 31 of this year***). During a week of camp you will be able to: participate in several hands-on science activities; watch an explosion-filled chemistry magic show; soak over 90 other people in a waterfight; and invite your family to join you for a celebration of the week at a BBQ on Friday. This summer EUReKA! will be offering 8 weeks of technology camp, including a Girls Only Tech Week! CONTACT US: Phone (250) 371-5534 Fax: (250) 828-5450 Email:

  3. COMMUNITY EVENTS: Every summer EUReKA! brings hands-on science activities to community events in Kamloops and surrounding areas. In 2012 EUReKA! reached over 8000 youth during community events helping to promote excitement in science to youths of all ages. EUReKA! is looking forward to being a part of the following community events this summer:

    • Canada Day at Riverside park

If you have any questions please call 250 371-5534, email us at, or visit room S230A (summer only) in the science building on the Thompson Rivers University campus.



The EUReKA! Science Program is a proud network member of Actua, a national network of like minded programs. Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 250,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at

Cancellation Policy: EUReKA! can only provide a refund if you cancel at least 1 week prior to your camp start date. The refund will be the amount of your camp registration minus a $20 registration fee. No refund can be provided if you cancel within less than 1 week before your camp start date.