Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization focused on education and outreach to support youth development. We create and deliver unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Let’s Talk Science motivates and empowers youth to fulfill their potential and prepare for their future careers and roles as citizens.
Let’s Talk Science brings science to life free of charge for children and youth across Canada. We are unique in our reach to diverse audiences, which include preschool through high school youth and educators, and post-secondary and industry-based STEM volunteers. We mobilize an impressive world-class network of volunteers and we support educators to directly inspire and engage Canadian youth each year. Since 1993, we have excited, inspired and engaged more than 4.5 million children, youth, educators and volunteers in STEM.
Let’s Talk Science provides meaningful learning opportunities that ignite a passion for STEM in students of all ages and is committed to offering programming in English and French.
For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit www.letstalkscience.ca or call 1-877-474-4081.
About Our Charity
A free, national program that connects youth and educators with over 3,500 outstanding post-secondary and industry volunteers at over 40 post-secondary Outreach sites. Our volunteers engage youth in a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in schools and community settings.
A free team-based, competitive enrichment event for Grades 6-8 students that takes place each spring at 24 Let’s Talk Science Outreach locations across Canada.
A free, web-based program that connects Grade 8-12 students and educators with the STEM community. This program includes hands-on/minds-on classroom action projects, live Q&A sessions with Canadian STEM experts, curriculum-connected themes, diverse STEM career profiles, relevant articles, videos and more. Registered educators have access to free, curriculum-based, classroom-ready resources that support the teaching of STEM content in the classroom.
A dynamic, online place that supports early years, Kindergarten and primary grade educators with a suite of planning tools, skills-based resources and professional learning opportunities. IdeaPark’s resources are designed to support young children’s development of language, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy and teamwork skills, while building on their natural curiosity about the world around them. IdeaPark has a personal planning space where educators can create their own customizable space to organize resources, thereby supporting their curriculum planning.
Let’s Talk Science leads the Canadian operations of Tomatosphere™, a unique classroom project that uses the excitement of space exploration as a context for teaching students the skills and processes of science experimentation and inquiry. This free program is offered annually to Grades from K to 12 classrooms across Canada.
For more information about Let’s Talk Science, visit letstalkscience.ca.
What People Are Saying
"Being a Let’s Talk Science Outreach coordinator opened up a number of opportunities for me. It was one of the reasons I’m now completing a post-doctorate, working with the Mars Science Laboratory on the Curiosity Rover on Mars, at the University of New Brunswick."
— Catherine O’Connell-Cooper, past Let’s Talk Science coordinator
"Let’s Talk Science helped me learn about myself and my culture. I am half Ojibway and half Mohawk. The organization created a medium for me to work with youth in First Nations communities. Science outreach is about inspiring youth to reach their goals."
— Elliott Corston-Pine, Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteer
"Let’s Talk Science shows kids that science is not just something being done in a test tube in a lab, it’s something that really has an impact in the world you’re living in and is happening all around you, all the time."
— Sherri Thiele, past Let’s Talk Science Outreach coordinator
"Over the past 20 years, Let’s Talk Science has developed a program that supports all of its stakeholders from the scientific community, to the education community, to the youth who experience scientists who visit their classroom and share their knowledge in hands-on/minds-on fashion."
— Rick Searle, Manager, Education and Public Engagement, Oceans Network