Do you want to inspire young students and lead culturally inclusive hands-on science activities? We're hiring Science Outreach instructors for 2023/2024.
Science Outreach instructors travel in pairs to the same school and work with the same classroom once each week for 13 weeks. Instructors work with classroom teachers to inspire young students through co-leading fun hands-on science and math activities from a variety of science disciplines.
Application deadline: August 18, 2023
Registration is now closed. if you applied, we'll be in touch soon! Information about the 2024/2025 program will available in spring 2024.
We anticipate high demand and have limited placements available for 2023/2024. The Kamskénow schedule will be based the applications received by June 21, 2023. Based on a first-come first-serve basis within the first week, priority will be given to:
- Teachers who have not participated in the Kamskénow program and teachers who were on the waiting list in 2022/2023.
- Teachers who register with another teacher at their school in the same level, for the same day so our instructors can offer back-to-back sessions at a school. Our instructors prefer these longer shifts and they are more cost effective due to fewer transportation costs.
- All other applicants.
Kamskénow (named by Elder Katie Poundmaker) is an award-winning program that provides culturally inclusive science and mathematics activities to Community Schools in Saskatoon. USask student instructors work with the same classroom weekly over 13 weeks. We partner with both the Saskatoon Public and Greater Saskatoon Catholic schools to provide activities that engage youth and enhance teachers’ professional development. Our primary goal is to increase science literacy and engagement, with the long-term aim of increasing the proportion of Indigenous students choosing to pursue continued education and employment in science-related fields.
A variety of science disciplines represented in the College of Arts and Science (archeology, anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, geography, geology, mathematics/statistics, psychology and physics) are introduced through innovative hands-on activities. The last weekly session is hosted at the University of Saskatchewan campus, where students tour scientific laboratories, hear from USask faculty about the work they do and participate in activities on campus.
We are currently seeking donors and sponsors to meet the demand of classes wanting to participate. If you are interested in learning more about supporting this initiative, please contact us.