Costume-clad volunteers at the 5th annual Lethbridge Spooky Science Weekend inspired a passion for science to young students during three sold-out events last Oct. 25-26. Three hundred children had the opportunity to participate in 10, hands-on, Halloween-themed activities. They created Stomp Rockets, volcanoes, articulated hands and non-Newtonian fluids, perused displays of spooky critters — both live and preserved — and chanted “Science is Fun!” as Chem Guy Wayne Lippa showed an enthusiastic audience his Halloween lab prowess by making pumpkins puke and explode on stage. This event was free to all participants and was run by a Let’s Talk Science volunteer team comprised of about 30 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Lethbridge.