2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient.
Scientists in School brings Virtual STEM Education to Dufferin County.
As a STEM education charity, Scientists in School was greatly concerned about the effects of COVID-19 on children in Dufferin County and knew that we needed to continue to safely deliver hands-on STEM enrichment even during these uncertain times. After four weeks of development, a virtual stream of workshops that stay true to the hands-on approach of our in-person workshops were piloted. Mini kits were provided to each participant and under the guidance of a skilled workshop presenter, children were safely engaged in virtual STEM activities. The testimonials from families provide the best proof that our workshops are making a difference: “We attended all three workshops through the library and my children LOVED them all. It was wonderful to get such a great kit of materials. They continued to experiment with the materials after the session. [T]he presenters were wonderful.” Thank you to the Dufferin Community Foundation and the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund for providing complimentary virtual workshops to schools and community organizations serving vulnerable communities in Dufferin County.