|A registration desk should be set up early on the day of your Olympics.
If you have conducted early registration, you should simply be confirming
information that has already been received. Should you have decided
not to use this route, you will want to make sure that there are enough
people on the desk to help in the processing of registration forms.
Be prepared, in either case, for potential last minute problems. At
this time, students should receive name tags, timetables and room
assignments. Post event locations and timetables around the Olympics
area for visitors and students.
Some events may run longer than others, or they may only take up
half a day. One way to round out the Science Olympics and to interest
young people in science is through demonstrations.
Local professors, scientists and teachers can demonstrate various
scientific principles both during and after the Science Olympics.
You might consider the following for demonstrations:
Computer games; Drug analysis; Fingerprinting; Instrumentation;
Chemical magic show; Physics demonstrations; Anatomy; Tours of science
To avoid errors and panic at registration, it is advantageous to
have preregistration with names and addresses sent to you in advance.
Write thank you letters to the participants (in the schools or groups).
This shows them that you care about their participation. Remember,
these events are not only for the students, but for adults as well.
The whole family could get involved, both for events in and outside
the school system..
The Registration and Score-keeping Desk would serve as a focal
point for the day's activities. This routine could be done prior
to the actual days of the Olympics. Judges can return the score-sheets
which could then be transcribed into a master plan. This would simplify
your job when you require final results.
The following items will make the job easier for the person(s)
in charge of the registration desk:
- Computer with printer.
- Extra copies of rules and regulations.
- Lots of pens and pencils.
- Small photocopier
It is advisable to extend courtesy (by letter) to those who have
contributed their time and other resources to your Olympics. Ask
them for ideas, opinions and suggestions (in general) that would
in some way enhance your next Olympics.