Attend the virtual finale of NII Explore’s Spring Break Mission to Mars challenge

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend the virtual finale of NII Explore’s Spring Break Mission to Mars challenge, where the winning team will be awarded a $2,500 prize, donated by Bruce Power.

The all-star lineup of judges will determine which of the three finalist teams solves the most challenges related to space exploration and presents its solutions in the most thorough, creative, and thought-provoking way.

Asking the question “What will it take to establish the first human settlement on Mars?”, this unique new virtual Spring Break program sponsored by Bruce Power has eight teams of high school students from across Bruce and Grey counties competing this week.

When: Friday, April 16 from 2:00-3:00 pm

Where: On the Nuclear Innovation Institute’s Facebook channel:

To receive an alert when the finale is going live, follow @OntarioNII on Facebook.

NII Explore is a program dedicated to delivering enhanced educational opportunities for school-aged children to learn, experiment, discover and create. NII Explore’s educational programming offers a range of learning styles that connects students to the best teaching and knowledge available.

About the Nuclear Innovation Institute

The Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) seeks to accelerate the pace of innovation in Canada’s energy industry and is a champion for opportunities that help students embrace new knowledge and gain the tools they will need to make positive change in their communities and the world.

Learn more at and join the conversation on Instagram @NIIExplore and Facebook @OntarioNII.