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Why We Love Science World – and you should too!

At myBestHelper, we’re big fans of Science World – it’s a magical place where children not only learn about science, but get to interact with it as well. And what else makes science world so great for families?
“Science World has a unique benefit with their passes that allows my nanny to be listed on             the card… at no extra cost to us.”

Learn our story here at myBestHelper and how science has inspired our CEO, Alexandra Greenhill.

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Science World is a great place for kids to explore and become well-rounded

Donor Profile: Dr Alexandra Greenhill with myBestHelper

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you study?

I studied medicine in university and became a family physician, but I was interested in coding as early as high school.

I am an elected school board trustee for the public Francophone school board of BC and value not only the importance of French in the school curriculum, but science as well.

Our family has a Science World membership and we appreciate the value of the pass—knowing that you can integrate your visit into your daily life is a great thing. When you just come for the day, you feel as though you have to maximize your time. When you have a membership you can stop by on the way to the park or for a couple hours in the evening. It’s an opportunity for my kids to be constantly exposed to science. It becomes a habit.

Why do you feel that informal science learning is important?

Science is part of our everyday lives. Exposing your kids to science helps them become well rounded. When kids visit Science World, they’re able to touch the exhibits and associate learning with fun.
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I will never NOT ever eat a tomato!

will never eat a tomato

That is just the title of a great book and video by one of my favorite kids authors Lauren Child. And not to worry, we all love tomatoes…

But too many kids nowadays are stuck in an odd relationship with food. And It’s amazing to see how many kids nowadays have no idea where food comes from or how much effort it takes to grow it. Sometimes discovering the story or picking it yourself and eating it fresh makes all the difference.

There are some great online resources on “farm to table food”, but it’s best to show them directly. Fall is a great time to visit a farm for apple or pumpkin picking or to visit a fall farmer’s market – here are the listings for Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

Make your kids speak with the vendors and ask what they are passionate about – markets are full of creative people who are driven by their love of what they do, and it’s so interesting to discover the people behind the produce and the products.

In Vancouver, a #must attend is the annual UBC Apple Fest, complete with the opportunity to taste over 200 varieties of BC grown apples and a kids puppet and activity area – today and tomorrow 11-4pm. A bike valet is available at the entrance and you can make it into a fun outing for the day.

And we have put together a few great recipes of things to cook with apples that kids can do themselves – see our Pinterest collection.

Alexandra T. Greenhill, MD, Mother of three, CEO myBestHelper