Making science fun and relevant, one community at a time
To protect our Science Outreach Team and partnering community participants, and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the Science Ambassador program will not be going ahead in 2020. Our Science Outreach team is developing online resources to share with students, teachers, and parents, and are planning for next year’s program.
The Science Ambassador Program connects northern Indigenous communities with the University of Saskatchewan by pairing senior undergraduate and graduate students with schools across northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba for 4-6 week placements each spring.
Science Ambassadors work with community educators to provide culturally-responsive, hands-on science education activities in the classroom, and an environment where K-12 students can develop a high level of comfort and success in exploring scientific concepts. We provide science expertise and education support to schools that often lack dedicated science teachers, have limited science resources, and have little access to off-site enrichment opportunities due to geographic location.
Science Ambassadors engage in community-based learning and return with new perspectives and awareness of Indigenous culture and knowledge that enriches their university studies and future work as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professionals.
We are currently seeking additional sponsors to complete the funding model needed to offer full programming. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact us.
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