Who can be a volunteer?
Scientists and Innovators in Schools, presented by TELUS endeavours to promote science and technology in elementary and secondary schools throughout the whole province. We seek dedicated volunteers from various fields to bring the world of STEAM into the classroom. A volunteer's aim is to use their expertise and knowledge to stimulate interest in science and technology in an exciting and fun way.
Visiting STEM professionals have been proven to increase students’ interest in science by providing them with the kind of role model that is hard to find elsewhere.
We welcome enthusiastic STEM professionals to become part of our program. SIS provides training and support, and will reimburse costs incurred during school visits, including travel & presentation materials (within certain guidelines).
How do I get training resources and handouts?
Some SIS resources can only be obtained by attending Science World facilitated SIS activation workshops. We encourage you to attend a SIS workshop because the experience will:
- Provide learning about science communication to K-12 students, offer an opportunity to communicate directly with Science World educators, and to network with other science and engineering professionals.
- Foster partnerships and collaborations that further promote science and technology awareness.