So What? Youth for Science

So What? Youth for Science

The So What? Youth for Science initiative will offer an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, increase their understanding of the importance of museums to learning, and expand their science knowledge. Participants in the program will learn about the power and impact of science, including Canadian innovation, and how science affects our world and, in turn, influences their lives.

The pilot of this program will run in the Ottawa area in 2016, with plans to launch similar programs in regions across Canada in 2017.

Your donation will support programming and forum delivery costs for this exciting new initiative. Through your contribution, you will help build the confidence of these bright young minds so that they can become science leaders in their communities.

So What? Youth for Science Group – Ottawa – 2016

Over the course of five sessions from January to April 2016, the CSTMC Youth Science Leadership Group – 10 Grade 10 students will develop the specific content and activities for the first CSTMC Youth Science Forum. Ten mentors – including Grade 12 students, post-secondary school students, retired teachers, and science professionals – will provide support and guidance.

The CSTMC Youth Science Forum will be the first science forum developed by kids for kids hosted by a Museum in the Ottawa region. The Youth Science Leadership Group will develop and deliver the CSTMC Youth Science Forum to engage 100 Grade 5/6 students from the Ottawa area with discussion, activities, and hands-on science learning.

Hear from the students

“I really enjoy the leadership science group. I have seen a lot of interesting things. I’ve been shown how to be an effective leader and how to present. Also. I’ve had the time to get to know myself better.” – Eliza

“This opportunity gave me a goal! It is to continue to inspire youth to learn about science.” – Shivam

“I learned to take initiative from this leadership course. I always had ideas but never took the step to take action to match my thoughts. This has taught me to short my ideas because I never know what will come out of it.” – Abdul