UBC Let's Talk Science strives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics literacy through the outreach efforts of members of the research community at the University of British Columbia. Our volunteers work with youth from elementary and secondary schools to ignite science excitement and share their knowledge with eager young minds.
Science Fair Mentorship
We offer two different Science Fair Mentorship Programs at the Elementary and High School level for those volunteers who want interact in a more one on one setting with students. Though these are some of the most intensive programs we offer in terms of time commitment, these are also some of the most rewarding as volunteers will help all the way from designing research questions and their experiments to seeing them present their results at an actual Science Fair.
The mandatory training session will be on November 10th 2016 5-7pm
Visit 1: November 17, 2016
Visit 2: November 24, 2016
Visit 3: January 5, 2017
Visit 4: January 12, 2017
Optional Visit: January 19, 2017
Visit 5: January 26, 2017
Visit 6: February 2, 2017
Visit 7: February 9, 2017 Day of the Science Fair (1:45-5:00 PM ).
This program offers the same goals and learning objectives as its high school counterpart in a more structured setting. Volunteers will visit Grade 3-5 students at Hastings Elementary to help the students in developing their very own science fair projects. This mentorship program is more structured than high school mentorship since UBC LTS will be providing a lesson plan and research questions for the visits. Graduate and undergraduate volunteers will make a total of 5 scheduled visits between mid January and mid February.
The mandatory training session will be on January 6th 2016 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm
We are currently looking for volunteers for this very rewarding program!