Volunteer with SIS

Who can be a SIS volunteer?

Scientists and Innovators in the Schools endeavours to promote science in elementary and secondary schools throughout the whole province. We seek dedicated volunteers from the various scientific fields to bring the world of science into the classroom. A volunteer's aim is to use his or her expertise and knowledge to stimulate interest in the sciences in an exciting and fun way.

Visiting scientists 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 are always looking for more enthusiastic people to become part of our program. SIS provides training and support, and will reimburse all costs incurred during school visits, including travel, accommodation and presentation materials (within certain guidelines).

Volunteer with SIS

How do I get training resources and handouts?

Some SIS resources can only be obtained by attending Science World facilitated SIS training workshops. We encourage you to attend and/or consider initiating an SIS training workshop in your area because the training experience will:

  • Provide learning through direct experience, offer an opportunity to communicate directly with Science World educators and network with other science and engineering professionals.
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations that further promote science and technology awareness.

Join us at our upcoming Science Communication Training Workshop​ at Science World at TELUS World of Science!

At this illuminating workshop we will cover:  

  • Communicating your science in a classroom setting
  • Resources
  • Ages and stages—presentation ideas for different grade levels
  • Working with teachers
  • Props and Hooks
  • How to keep your audience engaged

When: Wednesday, April 5 
Where: Science World Exploration Lab

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