SMaRT Program: Pod Member Recruitment – deadline Nov 1, 2016

Scientific Methods and Research Techniques (SMaRT) Program – Pod Member Recruitment!

The SMaRT program is a joint-initiative between Let’s Talk Science and UBC Community Learning Initiative (CLI). Our aim is to enrich the scientific knowledge of Grade 5-7 elementary school students in East Vancouver schools by taking the lead on facilitating fun and engaging science experiments.

This year we will be offering the program to 18 classrooms – as such, we have space for 18 pod leaders. Each pod visits the same classroom four times throughout Jan-Apr 2017 and consists of one pod leader (grad student/post doc) + 3-5 pod members (undergrads).

What will you do as a pod member?
Term 1: Attend 1 training session where you will meet your pod leader and other members of your pod.

Term 2: Work with your pod to plan your visits using a manual that outlines the experiments that you will facilitate and deliver four 1.5 hour activities to a Grade 5-7 class as a pod

Mandatory Training Session

You are required to attend one mandatory training. Dinner will be provided and below is the schedule:

SMaRT Training: Nov 25 (Fri), 5-7pm, LSC 1510 (Life Sciences Centre)

Please note that the visit time is a regular time slot and could be Mon-Fri between 9-10.30am, 10.30am-12pm, or 1-2.30pm. Your visit time will be on the same day of the week and at the same time of the day for each of the 4 sessions. 
These time slots are the actual time you will spend in class, they do NOT include travel to and from the school (budget for an hour max), 10-15 mins preparation before your visit, or clean-up after your visit.

Upon careful consideration, you can register to be a pod member using the following Google form:

The deadline for registration is Nov 1, 2016 (midnight).

The success and effectiveness of the SMaRT program is heavily dependent on enthusiastic pod members and we’re excited about the possibility of working with you in the coming year!

Please do not hesitate to contact Eva at if you have any questions.

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