Our founder D’Andre Wilson-Ihejirika, was highlighted earlier this year as a 2019 SunCares Changemaker, as one of the top 5 employees in Suncor Energy making a difference in the community. Read more here: https://www.suncor.com/en-CA/community-investment/our-stories/suncares-changemaker-becoming-a-changemaker-stemd-from-a-passion
On November 3rd, 2019 we hosted our second STEAM TEA Party at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. This time we had the theme ‘Fall into Winter’ and had a bunch of fun fall and winter themed food science activities as well a fun photobooth and face-painting area!
On October 20th, 2019, as a part of our Launch Wood Buffalo programming, we offered a Blockchain workshop in collaboration with Youth Computing and the Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network. The event was hosted at Keyano College with over 30 attendees of all ages. Representatives from Cryptochicks explained what the blockchain is and showed the audience simple ways to interact with the blockchain.
Returning to the High River Library in November 2019, is the exciting Engineering program, Project READesign!
READesign incorporates elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) into a learning experience where participants use the Engineering Design Process to solve problems for characters in a story. In this session, we are reading an old favorite – Mary Pope Osbourne’s “Vacation Under the Volcano”.
On October 9th, 2019, we traveled with the Wood Buffalo Regional Library to Janvier and Conklin to host the READesign challenge with the students at schools in those areas. We were able to serve 47 students from kindergarten to grade 6 and read 9 different books all with different problems and engineering solutions!