One our longest standing programs in collaboration with Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta had a bit of a change this year as we switched to virtual and hybrid programming. We also incorporated a new addition called Reaching SMART, specifically targeting girls in rural areas.
As a part of our EnviroSTEM initiative we hosted our first ever virtual Biomimicry weekend on October 17th and 18th, combining environmental science and innovation! The session had over 40 registered participants from all across Canada as well the USA and UK and other parts of the globe.
For the first time ever we did a Virtual READesign session on September 20th, 2020. We had 55 participants from 3 different libraries, the Wood Buffalo Regional Library, the Kitchener Public Library and the High River Library. The students read Peg+Cat: The Penguin Problem, a story about Peg and Cat at the south pole for … Continue reading 2020 Virtual READesign – Peg+Cat The Penguin Problem
The annual summer camp in collaboration with Island WISE at Cape Breton University went virtual this year. This free camp is held annually and targets girls aged 9-11 to promote STEAM. The camp took place over three days and hosted 13 girls virtually with 8 volunteers over the 3 days.
On July 25th, 2020, we had our Annual General Meeting for 2020. A summary of programming from 2019-2020 was given and we welcomed a new board member Jamal-e-Fatima Rafat.
On Saturday, June 20th, we hosted our first ever virtual STEAM Tea Party! For this event, we had participants pre-register and delivered kits of materials to them with everything they needed to participate in the activities. On the day, we had families Zoom in and we streamed to Facebook Live. In total we had 63 … Continue reading 2020 Virtual STEAM Tea Party