Teachers and educators: we want to support you! We offer a variety of programs to support your STEM teaching. If you are an educator and want to find out more about our programs, please explore the programs that we offer below.
Hands-On STEM Workshops
Our workshop volunteers are STEM role models and deliver fun, hands-on STEM activities in their area of expertise. Students in grades K-12 will get to meet real scientists, engineers, and people working in technology and math fields, and hear about what they do!
STEM Activity Workshop Kits
Our kits come with everything you need to run a STEM activity with your class. These kits can also be shared with a group of students to run their own workshop. Every kit features a profile of a female Canadian scientist as well as STEM positive keepsakes (e.g. colour changing I heart Science pencils).
Our activity workshop kits include:
- Whatchamacallit tubes: Scientific Process
- Building Fractals: Sierpinski Triangle, a Math Exploration
- Busting Stereotypes: Science Careers
- Mammoth Snot: Ancient pollen, a Palaeontology Activity (in progress)
eMentoring is an 7-week online mentoring program which connects girls in grades 10-12 with female mentors working in a STEM field. Each week, the pairs are provided with topics for discussion and they connect via email or Skype. This program runs three times yearly. (Link here to eMentoring description form YE main page)
Quantum Leaps Conferences
Quantum Leaps Conferences are STEM conferences organized by students in their schools. SCWIST provides funds, guidance (through a conference manual), and help finding STEM speakers. Our STEM activity workshop kits can also be used during the conference to engage participants. Requirements: There must be at least 50% female speakers and organizers.
Posters of Canadian Scientists
Ellen Tamblyn, a grade 12 student in BC, created 6 portraits of female Canadian scientists. These are available as 8.5″X11″ posters for your class. Contact us for your free posters. Use graphic of posters from https://scwistca.nationbuilder.com/youth_engagement
Contact information for Educators: Our program coordinator ([email protected]) will be happy to answer any of your questions or requests. Stay up to date about all of our programs and opportunities by signing up for our newsletter here. Want to find out what is happening for our ms infinity program? Follow us on social: Facebook Instagram Twitter
Northern BC Youth Engagement Program
We want to reach you, wherever you are! With the help of some fantastic funding agencies, we are reaching more girls in rural communities and northern areas of British Columbia. We want to learn more about how we can help inspire and support girls in these communities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).If you would like to work with us, please contact Lynn Westcott, our Northern BC Program Coordinator.
These Youth Engagement programs would not be possible without the generous support of our SCWIST members, volunteers, donors and funding agencies.