A wide variety of STEM-focused content will be delivered via live, online classes, with science educators, accessed through streaming content, and offered as self guided activities.
As social distancing guidelines evolve at different paces throughout the country, these camps will ensure children across Canada will have access to a world class STEM based learning program this summer.
The TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, TELUS Spark in Calgary, TELUS and Microsoft announced they have came together to launch Virtual Summer Camps.
These camps will target kids aged 5-14, the camps will run from July 6th to August 28th and engage campers in activities, experiments, lessons and live discussions in STEM related focus areas including:
- Engineering and Math
- Space and Astronomy
- Sports and Nutrition
Andrea Brickwood is the Director of Education for the TELUS World of Science and is heading up the virtual camp program. She says this gives youth the opportunity to experience these camps, if they couldn't visit the cities.
These camps will also encourage girls engagement in STEM learning, Virtual Summer Camps feature curriculum specifically to engage girls from all walks of life, identifies and live experiences to feel a sense of beloning with peers in a focused learning environment.
Registration is now open for both TELUS Spark and TELUS World of Science, the camp costs $75 per camper.