Nutrien Kamskénow provides hands-on hands-on science and mathematics activities to Saskatoon Community School classrooms. The goal of this program is to increase science literacy and engagement, with the long-term aim of increasing the participation of Indigenous people in the sciences.
Each pair of outreach instructors works with the same classroom for 90 minutes every week over 13 weeks. This regular interaction between Science Outreach Instructors, classroom teachers and students, results in a relationship where the enthusiasm for science and discovery can be constantly reinforced and have long term effects.
A variety of science disciplines represented in the College of Arts and Science (Archeology, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography/Planning, Geological Sciences, Mathematics/Statistics, Psychology and Physics/Engineering Physics) are introduced through engaging hands-on activities. The last weekly session is hosted at the University of Saskatchewan campus, where students tour scientific laboratories, hear from University faculty about the work they do and participate in activities on campus.
Our Science Outreach Instructors are senior undergraduates or graduate students in the natural sciences, education, engineering or the health sciences. These instructors serve as role models from different scientific disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Each week instructors present exciting activities, ask questions, talk
We are currently seeking additional sponsors to complete the funding model needed to offer full programming in 2018/2019. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact us.
Partners and Sponsors
We welcome applications for the Nutrien Kamskénow program from teachers or school administrators who work in Community Schools within Saskatoon Public Schools or Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Registration for the 2019/2020 Nutrien Kamskénow program will open in June 2019. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, or if you wish to be added to our contact list, please contact us.