programs

Discovery Stream

— Are you looking to gain new skills and learn from STEM professionals? Our Discovery Stream offers youth the opportunity to dive deeper into STEM through a 3 week workshop series.

Build the unique skills & confidence needed to prepare you for the career of your dreams

Get a head-start and gain the unique skills and confidence you need to succeed in your dream industry. 

Teaching by leading experts across a variety of traditional and non-traditional STEM-disciplines 

Focused programming led by experts in the field from national and globally-renowned organizations. 

Program flexibility allows you to participate in multiple discovery streams or join the Mentorship Program

Our discovery stream is all about experimentation! Apply for multiple discovery streams to discover what field is right for you and hop into our Mentorship Program so we can pair you with a mentor in that field. New discovery streams will be added throughout the year. 

  • Physics

  • Astronomy

  • Earth Science 

  • More coming soon

Discovery Stream
June - Earth Science

For the month of June, our Discovery Stream will focus on Earth Science. Register to participate in a 4-week virtual workshop series led by professionals and further your knowledge by blasting into the starts. At the end of all 4 workshops, you will receive a certificate outlining all the skills and knowledge that you have learnt. This is open to grades 7-12. 

Registration for the Earth Science Stream will close May 31st, 2022.

Workshop 1

Wednesday June 1st
6pm 

Virtual Earth Science Field Trip
Hosted by the University of Toronto

We will travel to a time when southern Ontario was a tropical ocean filled with ancient creatures. Following the map, we will stop at local outcrops (where rocks are exposed at the surface) to explore the local rocks and fossils. We will discuss the different sedimentary rocks types, what they can tell us about the ancient environment and how they influence the modern environment.

Workshop 2

Wednesday June 8th
6pm

Mass extinctions and Modern Climate Change
Hosted by The University of Toronto 

We are currently in a new period of geologic time known as the Anthropocene. This time is used to describe when human activities on Earth started to have significant impacts on the planet’s climate and ecosystems. To learn about modern climate change, we will start by investigating the fossil and geochemical record during mass extinctions. Learn how geologists and palaeontologists alike are able to extract this information from rocks and sedimentary structures from across the globe.

Workshop 3

Wednesday June 15th
6pm

Palaeontology
Hosted by Queen's University Miller Museum

Learn about different fossils and how to identify them through this virtual interactive palaeontology workshop.

Workshop 4

Wednesday June 22nd 6pm

Sedimentary Petrology
Hosted by Western University

Explore natural (sands, shells, mud) and anthropogenic grains (plastic debris, sea glass) and learn how they are sourced, transported and deposited along shorelines and in aquatic compartments (oceans, lakes, rivers).

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Discovery Stream
May - Astronomy

For the month of May, our Discovery Stream will focus on Astronomy. Register to participate in a 3-week virtual workshop series led by professionals and further your knowledge by blasting into the starts. At the end of all 3 workshops, you will receive a certificate outlining all the skills and knowledge that you have learnt. This is open to grades 7-12. 

Registration for the Astronomy Stream will close May 6th, 2022.

Workshop 1

Thursday May 12th
6pm 

Stellarium Demonstration
Hosted by The Queen's Observatory

The Queen's Observatory team will provide a crash course on how to use the software Stellarium. Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. 

Workshop 2

Tuesday May 17th
6pm

Virtual Telescope Tour
Hosted by The University of Toronto 

Participants will virtually visit the observatory domes on the roof of one of the buildings at the University of Toronto. In the guided tour, participants will learn about the 8-inch refracting telescope, the 16-inch reflecting telescope and some of the smaller telescopes. 

Workshop 3

Tuesday May 31st
6pm

Women in Astronomy
Hosted by Gemini-P

Do you like astronomy, but not sure what a future career would look like? The amazing women from Genini-P are here to provide career advice. They will talk about their education journey and how it has led them to where they are today. Learn about the skills they have learnt and some of the barriers they have faced. This is a great opportunity to learn from female professionals within astronomy and ask any questions you may have.

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