Volunteer with SIS
Who can be a SIS volunteer?
Scientists and Innovators in the Schools 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 STEM into the classroom. A volunteer's aim is to use his or her expertise and knowledge to stimulate interest in science and technology in an exciting and fun way.
Visiting 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 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).
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.
Science Communication Workshops:
Science World is hosting a free science communication workshop at TRU.
Date: November 21st
Venue: Thompson River University, Science Building, Room K S 203
5:15 pm Participants arrive, light refreshments
5:15 pm –7:45 pm Workshop
Science World is hosting a free science communication workshop at Fort St John n Public Library.
Date: December 5th
Venue: North Peace Cultural Centre
6:00 pm Participants arrive, light refreshments
6:10 pm –8:00 pm Workshop
What is covered in both workshops?
- Communicating your science in a classroom setting
- Ages and stages—presentation ideas for different grade levels
- Working with teachers
- Props and Hooks
- How to keep your audience engaged