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Helping you inspire Canadian youth through engaging space initiatives
Space has a unique ability to inspire young people across all genders, cultures and communities to pursue an interest and studies in STEM subjects and eventually transition into the STEM workforce.
Since we believe that helping Canadian youth is a shared responsibility, our initiatives will be tailored to the needs of teachers in the classroom, but also of educators in more informal learning settings. For us, educators can include staff, volunteers and activity leaders at various organizations (e.g. science centres, museums, youth associations, clubs and community groups) and parents (section of About Objective: Moon web page), whether or not they homeschool their kids
Giving you the support you need
Getting Canadian youth excited about STEM requires teamwork. That is why we are here to help you roll out our initiatives in your classroom, your organization or your home.
Curriculum links and age recommendations are provided for our more recent activities. Some initiatives, like those from the Objective: Moon program, will also include their own set of support tools, such as:
- a webinar
- a tutorial video
- an educator's guide
And that's not all! Did you know that we provide the following free, bilingual resources?
- Toolkits on various space topics
- posters, infographics and images from our searchable gallery
- hundreds of videos by astronauts and experts on a variety of topics
- hands-on learning activities and experiments
- digital games and activities;
- printable materials from colouring sheets to 3D models
- virtual or in-person talks by astronauts and space experts
- Canadian Space Ambassadors network
- Space career profiles and information
- funding opportunities for science centres, museums, STEM and youth organizations, and educational institutions
We believe that parents have the greatest influence on the learning and future education and career choices of their children. They have the power to encourage their children to always stay curious and spark their interest in space and STEM.
If you want to give your kids STEM learning opportunities outside of school, we invite you to go to your local science centre, library or youth organization. Also, here are some activities to consider:
- Do hands-on space activities at home (or in the classroom).
- Play digital games
- Learn about the Moon
- Get outside to gaze at the Moon and the night sky (no need to be an astronomy buff to enjoy the beauty of the stars, but here are a few astronomy basics and tips; did you know that you can also spot the International Space Station with the naked eye from your backyard?)
- Watch the northern lights from your home thanks to AuroraMAX
- Visit a space exhibition
- Attend a space event
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