Registration for 2020/2021 Kamskénow is now open. We welcome applications for the Kamskénow program from teachers or school administrators who work in Community Schools within Saskatoon Public Schools or Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, or if you wish to be added to our contact list, please contact us.
Please note 2020/2021 Kamskénow will align with government regulations minimizing the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we are not able to finalize details of the 2020/2021 program at this time; this may mean the program will be in the form of individual kits for students to take home, classroom kits and connecting with instructors virtually, or an 11-week program with instructors visiting the classroom weekly. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility given the current pandemic and our joint efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Science Home Lab Kits
After our Nutrien Kamskénow program came to an abrupt end this term, we created Home Science Lab kits for Community School students and teachers. Some of our instructors also created instructional videos for those activities to share with students. If you or someone at your school received those kits, we would love to hear from you.
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 donors and sponsors to meet the demand of classes wanting to participate. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact us.