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Let’s Talk Science

Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is an award-winning, national, charitable organization. LTS volunteers deliver science learning programs and services that turn children and youth on to science, keep them engaged in learning and develop their potential to become 21st century innovators and stewards.

More info: www.letstalkscience.ca

If you are interested in volunteering contact Marc Li at talksci@queensu.ca

See outreach poster in pdf form (602KB)

Let's Talk Science volunteers and students

Activities Available

1)    Teacher Candidate Alternative Practicum (March 17th – April 4th)

Over the span of three weeks, Let’s Talk Science volunteers will be paired up with teacher candidates from the Faculty of Education to develop classroom demonstration lessons. These lessons span the grades and the strands of the Ontario Science curriculum from the study of electricity and living organisms to the local ecosystems and fruit forensics.

Be a part of the program by volunteering your time putting demonstration kits together and visiting classrooms over the three-week period

More info: http://educ.queensu.ca/coc

2)    Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair (FLASF) (April 4th)

For the very first time, Let’s Talk Science will be a part of the FLA Science Fair. We will have a timeslot from 10am – 12pm on Friday April 4th on Queen’s Campus where we will be doing science demonstrations for the participants of the Science Fair.

Help us develop a fun activity that everyone will enjoy being a part of!

More info: http://www.flasf.on.ca/Drupal/

3)    Science Rendezvous Kingston 2014 (May 3rd)

Science Rendezvous is a national celebration of science, where local institutions can showcase their excellency in research and technological advancements.

Come volunteer at our booth this year for some fun activities, and spread the word of science!   

More info: http://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/2014/queens-university/

4)    Let’s Talk Science Challenge (May 9th)

Our very own annual challenge takes place on Queen’s University campus where grade 6-8 students compete in a morning quiz show (similar to Jeopardy) followed by a design challenge in the afternoon.

This is one of the biggest events for each LTS site and we always look forward to it! Come judge the quiz show, act as a mentor for the design portion or help with lunchtime demonstrations! With an expected 100 participants this year, the more the volunteers the better!

More info: http://www.letstalkscience.ca/challenge.html

5)    Stem Cell Talks Queen’s University (May 23rd)

For the very first time, Stem Cell Talks is opening a new site at Queen’s University.

Stem Cell Talks is a full day geared towards grade 11 and 12 students to discuss stem cell advancements and the ethics behind them. The day consists of a speaker series followed by round table discussions and debates. Graduate students involved in scientific research are strongly encouraged to participate in this event

More info: http://www.explorecuriocity.org/Community/Symposia/StemCellTalks.aspx