Community Workshops

At this time, with the risk from COVID -19 remaining a concern, we are only offering virtual programming, which can be delivered in communities across Canada where there is reliable internet.

Our community workshop program was designed with 4-12 year olds in mind, with hands-on investigations and activities led by a presenter. These 60-minute sessions are perfect for daycares, libraries, after-school programs, summer or other school break camps, and any other community setting you can think of. In our virtual workshops, Mini Science Bags are sent ahead for each participant.

Please note: Shipping fees may apply if the location is outside of standard courier routes. Contact us for pricing.

Community Workshops FAQ

Classroom workshops are designed for schools and are aligned with the science curriculum. Community workshops are a fun foray into a wide-variety of interesting STEM topics. They are designed for informal science education through play and exploration.

Virtual workshops are available across Canada; once it is safe to do so, our in-person workshops will be available once again across select areas in Alberta and Ontario. For more information, check out our video that shows more about what to expect in a virtual workshop. Contact virtual@scientistsinschool.ca to inquire.

Both our virtual and in-person community workshops are 60 minutes long, fun, discovery-based and hands-on, with exclusive access to one of our topic-expert presenters. Investigation is key, and students learn that in science, you don’t make mistakes, only discoveries.

Virtual workshops can be booked anywhere in Canada. Mini science bags are individually-packaged and sent ahead for distribution, ensuring a hands-on experience whether children are on-site or at home. On the day of the workshop, connect your group with our presenter and begin your journey into the exciting world of STEM. 

When it is safe to do, our in-person workshops will once again be available across much of Ontario and Southern Alberta. Our presenters bring specialized equipment and materials to your location, ensuring a hands-on experience for each child.

Each Mini Science Bag contains all of the carefully curated, topic-specific materials needed to ensure a fun, hands-on experience. They are individually-packaged and sent to you ahead of each workshop.

Quite simply, our presenters are amazing! They are topic-specific experts, highly trained and mentored, with regular opportunities to enhance their skills through ongoing professional development.

For more information on our community workshops, please visit our “Community Groups” page.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently only offering virtual community workshops. Contact virtual@scientistsinschool.ca to book.

Yes. There is a maximum of 15 children for virtual community workshops, however additional spots may be purchased for an extra fee. For in-person workshops, the maximum is 25 participants. Visit our “Community Groups” or “Families and Children” pages for more information.

Current workshop fees are available in the “Community Groups” section of our website. Select a topic and the cost will appear.

Yes. We offer family-friendly virtual STEM events across Canada that are perfect for staff/client appreciation occasions. In select areas, we can also deliver in-person events, which are perfect for occasions such as summer picnics, Take Your Child to Work Days, and holiday parties. Contact inquiries@scientistsinschool.ca to inquire. Visit our “Businesses” page for more information.