Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program

Lay Summary 

Let’s Talk Science strives to improve science literacy through leadership, innovative educational programs, research, and advocacy. We motivate and empower youth to use science, technology, and engineering to develop critical skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to thrive in our world. The Partnership Program, the flagship science outreach program of Let’s Talk Science, is a world-leading volunteer-driven science program of benefit to students and teachers. This Self-Management program is run by graduate science students at 23 university and community college campuses in nine provinces across Canada.

The program, which has existed at Memorial since 1996, partners educators and volunteers across the province to ignite science excitement in youth of all ages. By visiting classrooms, judging science fairs, participating in trips to rural and remote schools around Newfoundland and Labrador, giving lab tours and sharing their research, volunteers illuminate the possibility of science as a career and breakdown the stereotype of what youth perceive a scientist to be. The majority of outreach activities and trips take place between October and May of the current school year. All schools within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador are welcome to participate. The program also works with community groups and home schooling parents.

Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program
Memorial University
IIC-2004
[url]http://www.mun.ca/LTS[/url]
(709) 864-4028

Departments 
School of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Education
Community Health and Humanities
Biology
Funding 
Office Of The President, Vice President (Academic And Research), Faculties Of Science And Medicine, School Of Graduate Studies, Office Of Student Recruitment, And The School Of Human Kinetics And Recreation
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
K-12
Science Education
Industry Sectors 
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Universities
Start date 
1 Jan 1996
End date 
31 Dec 2016