Lets 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 Lets 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.
Lets Talk Science Partnership Program