We are excited to be supporting schools virtually for the 2020/2021 school year after making the difficult decision to suspend in-person delivery of On The Road. Please sign up for our educator's newsletter for updates and contact us with any questions or online program requests.
The On The Road program is delivered by Science World’s fantastic science outreach team.
Our outreach team provides schools province-wide with fun, inquiry-based demonstrations that pique science curiosity, boost science literacy and inspire future science and technology leaders.
Science World On The Road visits more than 30,000 students each year, at schools outside the Lower Mainland, who might not otherwise have a chance to visit Science World at Science World. Our high energy presentations are curriculum linked and provide an unforgettable science experience for students.
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 reached more than 1.3 million people through 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.
Currently, the On The Road program is funded internally with additional support from presenting sponsors. We are in the fifth year of a five-year mandate to provide free visits to every school in BC outside the Lower Mainland whose students might not otherwise have a chance to visit Science World in Vancouver. From 2020 and onward, we will look forward to continuing this important outreach to communities across the province.
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