Scientists in School's mission is to ignite scientific curiosity in children so that they question intelligently; learn through discovery; connect scientific knowledge to their world; are excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and have their interest in careers in those fields piqued.
About Scientists in School
Annually, more than 700,000 children and youth participate in over 24,000 workshops in 345 communities across Ontario and Southern Alberta. Our workshops enrich STEM curriculum through real-world, investigative activities, specialized materials and equipment, and highly-trained local presenters who are scientific role models. Since our founding in 1989, we have inspired more than ten million young scientists.
Donations to Scientists in School help us to do things such as subsidize workshop costs for schools, offer complimentary workshops to school and community groups servicing low-income neighborhoods, fill presenter kits for our workshops with specialized materials and equipment, train presenters, develop new workshops, revise existing workshops and expand our program into new regions and communities.