Taking the projects off of the display boards went relatively quickly and easily, and in no time our team had gathered at the front, signing the title boards of each others' projects and slowly making our way, one last time, out of the project hall.
Once our materials were back in the room, we went for a walk again to downtown. A quick 15 minute stroll from the university campus, on a nice trail through the city and along the St John's river waterfront, on a beautiful day.
The team ran across a store called the "Geek Shop" with all sorts of novelty, science-fiction and science items... many items were bought, from Star Trek shirts to electric shock pens to stuffed microbiology.
The welcome in Fredericton for science fair students was great - discounts and specials at the restaurants, and throughout the city examples of being welcomed to Fredericton and New Brunswick.
A bit more wandering around and we found the restaurant we were looking for to have dinner in, although it turned out to be a bar instead and would not accommodate our team. Dana then led us, in a somewhat circular way, to another restaurant that was able to provide 5 tables to sit us all.
The food was good, although a bit slow, though we didn't really anywhere else to be.
After dinner it was a walk back to the campus, and a casual evening of chatting and playing games with our team and others that were still around. Some teams had already begun leaving in the early afternoon.
Things were soon quiet as a lot of tired folks finally ran out energy, one more sleep before we catch our flight back home.
It has been an absolutely incredible week with a great team of young men and women. We are proud of the entire group, and they have shown so much enthusiasm, hard work, and most importantly respect for others. They are great ambassadors for our region, their schools, and their communities. I have been so lucky and privileged to have been able to spend a week with these amazing young people.
|Chaperone Team: George Ingrid, Dana and Dan|