Saturday, 17 March 2018 14:06

Maine science festival Featured

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Maine science festival

BANGOR - From robots to kinetic sand kids of all ages came down to the Cross Insurance Center Saturday for the science fair.


It's a great opportunity for kids to get hands on experience with science. The invention convention was also a part of the event. Kids from grades 3-8 compete for a chance to win an award. This year they will be sending the winner to compete in the nationals invention convention.


Co-director of the Maine science festival Jim Fartini said, "A lot of great creative ideas from students that are based on real life problem and their real life solutions, and it's great activity that we've put into many of the middle schools around the state."


The invention convention was all day Saturday, but the science fair is all weekend long.

Shonna Narine


Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

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