Local students to get hands-on with science

Port Alice students to be visited by scientist under Science World program.

Science class at school is about to get an upgrade.

Through the Scientists and Innovators in the Schools program administered by Science World, students have the opportunity to learn from real-world scientists and their first-hand knowledge of science and technology.

The program invites scientists, engineers, technologists and technicians to volunteer their time and share their expertise with science classes around the province on topics such as health, biotechnology, computing and the environment.

Megan Hanacek, who has a background in forestry, will visit Sea View Elementary School on Apr. 11.

“Schools from all over the province are benefitting greatly from our SIS program,” said Friderike Möller, Science World Program Coordinator. “We hear back from teachers all the time about how much more engaged with science their students are when they actually get to hear from someone who does

scientific work every day. It inspires us to really want this program to grow.”

Since its inception in 1989, over one million students have benefited from the SIS program. Using hands-on activities and career-related information, its volunteers are knowledgeable role models who work with teachers to present a different approach to the discovery of science in the classroom.

“The SIS program is definitely an unsung hero when it comes to science education in BC,” said Bryan Tisdall, President and CEO of Science World. “It encapsulates everything Science World’s mission is all about: making science fun and accessible and working with members of our community to inspire the science and technology leaders of tomorrow.”

Science World British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership in the province.

 

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