Let's Talk Science Outreach connects more than 3,000 passionate post-secondary students, faculty members and science, engineering and technology professionals with more than 165,000 children and youth across Canada each school year.
Our volunteers are positive role models who use real world examples of science and technology and hands-on/minds-on science activities to bring science to life for students from preschool to Grade 12. This program is free to educators and community groups and operates out of 38 college and university campuses from coast to coast.
What do you get when you bring our volunteers into your classroom?
Our volunteers provide a variety of experiences. For example, they:
Our volunteers can also develop long-term relationships with classrooms, as some projects lend themselves to repeat visits from volunteers. To see a long-term project in action, click here to watch a video that shows Let's Talk Science volunteers from McMaster University involved in the Lake Ontario Atlantic Restoration Project with a Grade 4 class.
Benefits to you:
Your role as a host teacher:
Invite a trained volunteer scientist to your classroom!
Find a Let's Talk Science Outreach site near you to connect with a volunteer coordinator. Each site is managed locally by Let's Talk Science Coordinators, who will assist you in providing a positive, successful science outreach experience for you and your students. Requests for specific activities or science and engineering subjects are always welcome.
Rural and Remote Outreach
We also visit rural and remote communities! If you teach in a remote region and would like to have outreach volunteers visit, please contact us at Let’s Talk Science or call toll-free at 1.877.474.4081.