Engineers and Geoscientists BC is celebrating all things science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and inspiring future generations of engineers and geoscientists at our 11th annual Science Games. This online program will take place over Zoom and encourage students in Grades 1-6 to explore the principles and theories of science while providing a fun and engaging environment to grow their confidence and abilities.
Through fun, interactive activities and weekly challenges, a collective pod of students will experience STEM through the eyes of their engineering or geoscience mentors. Diving deep into the world of innovation, participants will connect with other like-minded students and work together to create solutions to weekly challenges.
The three-week science journey begins in February 2022 and is now open for registration. Every week, students will be sent an email with the week's theme, a list of suggested materials, and mini activities to prepare for the Saturday live session. All activities will use materials that are easily accessible from home, school, or a local dollar store. Participants will also receive a materials package which includes any items that are not easily accessible. The live event sessions will be on February 26, March 5, and March 12.
“Meet an Expert” sessions are also returning in 2022 and will provide Science Games participants with the opportunity to meet industry professionals in different disciplines of engineering and geoscience. Each expert will host a Q&A session and talk about what they do as an engineer or geoscientist.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is also looking for passionate engineers and geoscientists who are interested in being part of the Science Games experience. Volunteers will mentor a group of students and lead them through a four-week science journey through Zoom. As a Science Games mentor, you will showcase all the fun and cool aspects of your role as an engineer or geoscientist, and encourage students to build confidence and interest in science.
To learn more about Science Games, register a participant, or volunteer as a mentor, visit egbc.ca/science-games.
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