VOLUNTEER FOR LET’S TALK SCIENCE’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
For several years, Let’s Talk Science UBC has run a program in conjunction with local Vancouver schools to form mentoring relationships between elementary school students learning the scientific method and UBC students and researchers.
As a volunteer you will help all the way from designing research questions and their experiments to seeing them present their results at an actual Science Fair.
Our aim is to show these kids how fantastic science is. We want to provide an early and exciting introduction to the way that science works (i.e. the scientific method). Using pre-designed experiments coordinating with the BC curriculum, we help students develop understand both science content and process. By pairing the same volunteers and students for several weeks, we also build deeper role model relationships.
Call for volunteers
Who: Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs and researchers
Location: Hastings Elementary School. Transportation costs (e.g. gas, car share) can be reimbursed.
Volunteer Role: Working in groups with other volunteers, your role is to support your students in learning about the scientific method via pre-designed experiments. This includes leading discussions, conducting activities, and supporting the students while participating in a peer mentorship environment with your fellow volunteers.
Training: January 6 at 1:30 pm – Snacks will be provided!