Igniting scientific curiosity

Our classroom, community and family workshops open the wonders of science, engineering and technology to everyone, foster environmental stewardship, and encourage children across Canada to discover the relevancy of science in their everyday world.

How Our Virtual Workshops Work

Browse our topics and choose the best one for your needs.

Choose your preferred date and book your workshop.

Receive Mini Science Bags and distribute to children.

On your scheduled date, connect to our presenter live via Microsoft Teams.

Watch the wonder and joy your young scientists experience with Scientists in School!

Our Virtual STEM Workshops Offer:

  • Individually packaged materials provided in advance.
  • Fun and engaging investigations that build critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
  • The opportunity to highlight STEM careers and pathways to children.
  • Dynamic presenters who are scientists, engineers, and technologists.

What Makes Scientists in School Experiences So Impactful?

  • Children get to explore and discover using topic-specific materials in our highly investigative and engaging workshops.
  • Our presenters have academic or professional backgrounds in STEM, and experience working with youth.
  • We offer free resources, including post-workshop extension packages, so that the learning can continue long after the workshop ends!
  • As a charity, our amazing donors subsidize all of our workshops, which keeps the cost more affordable.
  • We have been developing and delivering high-quality STEM enrichment since 1989 and have inspired over 10 million children across Canada.

Our Impact

700,000+

Children and youth inspired through workshops annually

25,000+

Investigative workshops delivered annually

250,000+

Of the children we reach live in communities where they face barriers to educational enrichment, including low-income, Indigenous, rural, remote and newcomer communities.

10,000,000+

Young scientists inspired since 1989

Our Equity Initiatives

A prosperous and innovative Canada is one where every voice is represented in our workforce, research and scientific discoveries. In order to achieve this vision of a better, more inclusive STEM workforce in Canada, we must develop confidence and heighten critical thinking skills in our youngest citizens at an early age, regardless of their socioeconomic status. We recognize that our user fee, which covers our costs of providing over 25,000 investigative workshops annually, presents a barrier for schools serving low-income communities.

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Testimonials

10 Million Young Scientists Inspired Since 1989

Impact Story : Nicholas, Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto

“In all of these investigations, I felt a sense of wonder instilled in me by the program. I was always excited going into Scientists in School, as I knew I would learn so much more about what I had observed on my own in the outside world. From analyzing the construction of insects to the physics of simple machines, my curiosity was always reinforced by the omnipresent sense of wonder I felt while completing that day’s experiments and activities.”