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STEM Opportunity
by Sara Salemink - Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:24 AM

Hello families-

Please see the below STEM opportunity that may be of interest to you.

Dear Parents, Teachers, and Staff,

The University of Victoria Faculty of Education would like to invite students in grades 4-12 to participate in a free Step Into STEM event put on by pre-service teachers in conjunction with Science Venture and the Canadian Association for Girls in Science.

Our event runs from 10:00AM (check-in at 9:30 AM) until 2:30PM on Saturday February 29th and features four workshops. Students will be split into primary and secondary age categories that will be determined once projected student engagement numbers are gathered.

Teacher candidates at the University of Victoria in partnership with Science Venture and the Canadian Association for Girls In Science will lead students through a series of workshops that include:

Medical Sciences – basic first aid, bandaging and mentoring by medical responders and other medical professionals in the community.

STEM Olympics – teams of students will collaborate in order to complete a set of challenges that will test innovation, foster creativity and encourage participation of all.

Coding – an introduction and work period to explore online platforms that create animations and design apps.

Science Demonstrations – teacher candidates will introduce a variety of STEM related topics in exciting novel ways. Community experts will be invited to share about future career aspirations within their fields of practice

Registration is limited and on a first come basis.

Please follow the link to sign up on Eventbrite!

We look forward to sharing this experience together, 

Aaron Larnder, BSc., UVic Teacher Candidate

Hannah Rudson, BSc., UVic Teacher Candidate

Dr. Kathy Sanford, Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Victoria

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