A child astronaut standing on the moon, planting the Canadian flag on the planet. The title reads, "Junior Astronauts Wanted."

Scientists in School is thrilled to partner with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on the Junior Astronauts campaign. Through this exciting initiative, teachers, educators and youth group leaders who work with youth in Grades 6 to 9 have the opportunity to win a visit by an astronaut or space expert to their school or youth organization in spring 2020. Youth in Grades 6 to 9 also have the chance to receive a week of training by astronauts, scientists and engineers.

How to participate in the Junior Astronauts Campaign

Teachers, educators and youth group leaders who work with youth in Grades 6 to 9 must register and complete at least one of the activities available on the Junior Astronauts website with a youth group in any of the proposed streams: science and technology, fitness and nutrition, and teamwork and communications. Once you have registered and completed an activity, you can enter the draw to win a visit from an astronaut or space expert for your school in spring 2020.

The CSA will randomly select institutions from every province and territory. The more streams you participate in, the more chances you will have to win (up to three)!

Youth in Canada in Grades 6 to 9 who complete at least one activity in each of the streams can apply to take part in the CSA’s Junior Astronauts campaign. Selected youth from across Canada will have the opportunity to go to the Canadian Space Agency in Saint-Hubert, Quebec for a week of training by astronauts, scientists and engineers!

For more information on how to enter, visit the Junior Astronauts FAQ page.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that encourages kids in Canada to get excited about space and science. Visit the Junior Astronauts website to learn more and register. You can also subscribe to this email list for timely updates about the campaign.