Proposal Title

Enhancing post-secondary student experience with science outreach

Session Type

Presentation

Room

PAB 150

Start Date

10-7-2013 3:00 PM

Keywords

Science outreach, student experience, volunteers, skill development

Primary Threads

Other

Abstract

The best way to learn is to teach others. That’s why Let’s Talk Science Outreach Program supports 3300 volunteers in 38 post-secondary institutions across Canada in visiting classrooms to lead quality hands-on, minds-on science learning with children and youth using real-world examples that bring science to life. While increasing science literacy to young people, Let’s Talk Science volunteers develop a suite of skills including communication, teaching, organization, leadership, and management. Volunteers often comment that doing science outreach allows them to solidify the most important concepts, explain their discipline to a greater extent and reminds them of the importance of their research. A growing trend is to recognize the value and importance of extra-curricular activities on student transcripts and Let’s Talk Science activities have been approved in every case that they have been submitted for approval. Let’s Talk Science will discuss the importance of using science outreach as an essential piece of science learning at the university level to develop these important skills, enhancing the student experience for undergraduate and graduate students, and how you can encourage and promote such opportunities.

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Enhancing post-secondary student experience with science outreach

PAB 150

The best way to learn is to teach others. That’s why Let’s Talk Science Outreach Program supports 3300 volunteers in 38 post-secondary institutions across Canada in visiting classrooms to lead quality hands-on, minds-on science learning with children and youth using real-world examples that bring science to life. While increasing science literacy to young people, Let’s Talk Science volunteers develop a suite of skills including communication, teaching, organization, leadership, and management. Volunteers often comment that doing science outreach allows them to solidify the most important concepts, explain their discipline to a greater extent and reminds them of the importance of their research. A growing trend is to recognize the value and importance of extra-curricular activities on student transcripts and Let’s Talk Science activities have been approved in every case that they have been submitted for approval. Let’s Talk Science will discuss the importance of using science outreach as an essential piece of science learning at the university level to develop these important skills, enhancing the student experience for undergraduate and graduate students, and how you can encourage and promote such opportunities.