Spaulding Youth Center Celebrates Annual Science Fair

May 02, 2019

Spaulding Youth Center is thrilled to announce the conclusion of another successful annual Science Fair. Family and friends of students were invited to attend the special event hosted at the organization’s Northfield, New Hampshire campus and encouraged to spend the morning learning about a variety of scientific topics.

After weeks of thoroughly investigating a variety of topics using standard scientific methods, students presented their findings to supportive relatives, friends, staff and peers. Students were given criteria to follow at the start of each project and were judged and rewarded at the science fair based on their performance. The scientific topics that were explored included: solar energy, fresh vs. processed food, whether sight affects taste, seed germination, soda geysers, the Stroop effect, chemical reactions to copper, global warming, and so much more!

“Students, relatives and staff were all excited to be part of this special event. The science fair is a great example of the many annual campus happenings which provide instructive and therapeutic outcomes for our students,” said Principal Colleen Sliva. “This highly anticipated event provides a chance for our students to participate in a traditional school event, for our parents to watch their child thrive in an integrated school activity, and for our community to come together and celebrate the hard work and successes of our students. It was a terrific learning experience for everyone!”

About Spaulding Youth Center

Spaulding Youth Center is a leading provider of services for children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning and/or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Services include academic, behavioral health, residential, foster care, health and wellness and family support. Spaulding Youth Center is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For information about Spaulding Youth Center, visit

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