Working Together to Prepare Canadian Youth for a Bright Future
At Scientists in School, we are determined to make a difference for the next generation. By engaging them in real-world experiences that spark curiosity and nurture their inquisitive young minds, not only do we help them to discover the fascinating and fun side of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and the environment, but we also help them to develop the 21st century global competencies that they will need to succeed not only in the careers of tomorrow, but in the world of tomorrow.
While not every child will choose a career in STEM, it is the essential skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity that children learn during our workshops that will propel them to future successes. This is why our vision is for every Canadian child to be actively engaged in the seeing and doing and understanding of science. Kids are our future and we want to help prepare them for whatever lies ahead.
Since 1989, we have been putting scientific equipment and materials in the hands of kids, and guiding them as they become the true Scientists in School. This winning formula is the reason why we are Canada’s leading science education charity, engaging 703,000 Kindergarten to Grade 8 students in more than 25,040 English and French-speaking classrooms each year, and another 32,120 children and youth in daycares, libraries, summer camps, after-school programs, Family Science Nights, and other community settings. This is why we have sparked the interest of eight million young scientists over the course of our history.
In every workshop, our mission is to ignite scientific curiosity in children so that they question intelligently; learn through discovery; connect scientific knowledge to their world; are excited about science, technology, engineering and math; and have their interest in careers in those fields piqued.
Today they’re scientists in school, tomorrow they’re our leaders and innovators.