We are excited to continue supporting schools virtually for the 2021/2022 school year after making the difficult decision to suspend in-person delivery of On The Road last year.
Currently, the in-person On The Road program is on hold and we have transitioned our presentations to online delivery in the form of public livestreams and direct-to-schools online programs (Online Science Adventures and Tech-Up coding workshops). Please sign up for our educator's newsletter for updates and contact us with any questions.
The On The Road program is delivered by Science World’s fantastic in-building staff and outreach team providing schools province-wide with fun, inquiry-based demonstrations that pique science curiosity, boost science literacy and inspire future science and technology leaders.
Since 1988 (even before we opened in our current building) Science World has toured throughout the province with our On The Road program. From 1988 to 2005 we visited schools, festivals, and public events supported by specific donors or on a fee for service basis.
From 2005 to 2012 with support from the provincial government and donors, On The Road increased it’s reach to more than 1.3 million people offering free school visits across British Columbia, including more than one million students in grades K–12. The On the Road team made more than 1,000 visits to communities, both large and small, throughout BC. This momentum continued through to 2020 with a model funded internally with additional support from presenting sponsors providing free visits to every school in BC, visiting more than 30,000 students each year outside the Lower Mainland whose students might not otherwise have a chance to visit Science World in Vancouver. Our high energy presentations are curriculum linked and provide an unforgettable science experience for students.
We look forward to continuing this important outreach to communities across the province both online and in-person in the near future.
Thank you to our donors
On The Road would not be possible without the generous support of:
NSERC—Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
We also acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.
For more information or to book Science World On the Road for your event