Sky, Water, Earth: self-paced online science activities for youth


Date and Time:

Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:59pm to Saturday, September 1, 2018, 11:59pm


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In Sky, Water, Earth, learners complete competency-based activities delivered through playlists, and earn points which can be redeemed for a variety of unique Real-World Opportunities. These opportunities are curated to build success in their academic and professional careers (e.g.: job shadowing, personal interviews with science professionals (Marine Biologists, Astronomers, UBC Faculty of Science Instructors), LinkedIn recommendations, network events).

The project guides youths to participate in learning playlists that help them build competencies outlined by the National Research Council Canada (NRC), some of which overlap with the BC Curriculum Core Competencies. Learners choose the playlists they want to work on with each highlighting one more of the NRC competencies for excellence in research - such as creative thinking, communication, teamwork, and more.

The activities, developed by Educators, Career Counsellors, Graduate Students and Instructional Designers, lead learners to produce concrete evidence that demonstrates such competencies. Participants will build on their resume and practical experience, expand their personal and professional networks, and ultimately become more employable in their future careers.

How to Register:

Interested learners can sign up via this form. Interested educators may wish to first review how Sky, Water, Earth could be incorporated into their curriculum.