Starts: 2010-10-14 Ends: 2010-10-15Held in conjunction with National Science and Technology Week, ARTIE is a free educational event aimed at local students and their families. Planned activities and exhibitors include: • Invasive species craft session • Live insects from the Great Lakes Forestry Centre • Make your own paper demonstration • Earthworm demonstration with Clean North • Knights of Alloy competitive robotics team • Invasives-opoly – the life-sized board game. • Video game workshop • Possible Sea Lamprey exhibit from Department of Fisheries and Oceans ARTIE leads off with an elementary school day on Thursday October 14. Classes will be able to attend either a morning or afternoon session. Students can take part in a craft session and will also rotate through several presentations by exhibitors. ARTIE will also be holding a public session on the evening of October 14 from 5-8 p.m. There is no charge for admittance. Visitors will be able to take part in a number of hands-on activities, speak with exhibitors and view informational displays. Friday October 15 is high school day at ARTIE. Classes taking part in the morning session will be able to attend a number of exhibits, including the popular Algoma Public Health booth. The second half of the high school session will be the ProtoLaunch 2010-2011 kick-off. The kick-off event will be held in the Great West Life Amphitheatre of Algoma University from (TIME) to 2:30 p.m. Students will learn about the video game industry, the ProtoLaunch workshop series and the ProtoLaunch summer game design competition. The keynote presentation for the ProtoLaunch kick-off will be given by Michael Schmalz, President of Digital Extremes, Ontario’s largest video game studio. ARTIE is presented by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, the Invasive Species Research Institute (ISRI) and Algoma University. More information on ARTIE can be found on the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre website. Questions can be directed to Mike Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org or 942-7927 ext. 3132.