Outreach Volunteers Visit Coaticook, Québec

2014-12-12

Our Outreach volunteers from the Université de Sherbrooke have been kept busy with visits to rural schools in Québec. One of these visits included taking ‘The Bone Zone’ workshop to a Grade 3 class at École Sacré-Coeur in Coaticook, QC. Read below as volunteers Camille Bergeron and Camille Chapdelaine share their experiences:

Bone Zone Hand“We did a presentation in that Grade 3 class in Coaticook because the teacher contacted us to have an activity about the bones in link with a theme they had in their class at that moment and also with Halloween.

The students were really happy to see us and do the activity with us. Some of them even told us they wish we could come back every day. Some of them wrote us cards and letters, others did drawings and some of the students even hugged us! They really enjoyed our presence there and it was very rewarding for us to feel so appreciated.

This kind of outreach is important for us because the teachers in those small, remote locations are not always comfortable with science and how to approach it. Moreover, most specialized teachers prefer to work in big cities, so they often don’t have specialized teachers in science in rural school meaning the students don’t often get a chance to do scientific activities like the ones Let’s Talk Science offers.”

To learn more about Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Université de Sherbrooke, visit: sensibilisation.parlonssciences.ca/usherbrooke.