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Kids and parents/guardians work together to build a robot using small motors, cups for the body, and craft materials for decoration.

We're going virtual!

Due to COVID-19, all in-person programs will not run during the 2020/21 school year. We look forward to meeting students and connecting with communities every year, but we know it is best to stay apart for now so we can come together again sooner.

Instead, we've moved online! SciXchange has produced several educational resources for educators and community centres to use, including DIY experiment tutorials and lesson plans. They have been designed to be accessible for students to use virtually or in-person, and are tailored to elementary, opens in new window and high school, opens in new window age groups. Community centres are welcome to use any of our resources, free of charge, at any time. 

You may also request our volunteers to join your centre virtually to help facilitate the activity. As a safety precaution SciXchange will not provide materials for each activity. This will be the responsibility of the community centre. If this provides a barrier to accessing our programs we can arrange alternatives.

In-person community centre representatives will share the activity video with youth and get them started. Our volunteers will help trouble-shoot issues that students have and provide a wrap-up for the activity. In the case of a virtual community program, our volunteers will show the activity video and walk students through the steps of the activity.

Stay connected with us so you never miss an announcement!

Educator Newsletter, external link - Generally sent once per term, this email announces all of our available school programs for the term and how to register.

Volunteer Sign-up, external link - Our monthly volunteer newsletter allows volunteers to sign up for the events and shifts they're interested and available to help with. We'll provide training to get you started. See our volunteer page for more information.

SciXchange Newsletter, external link - Our general newsletter keeps the public and our community informed about upcoming public events and programs related to science outreach.

Lastly, follow us on Facebook, external linkTwitter, external link, and Instagram, external link to see what we're up to throughout the year!

Register

To register for our programs, sign up for our Educator Newsletter, external link. Registration for  activities will be sent out through the newsletter when it becomes available. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact SciXchange via the email and phone number listed below.

E: scixchange[at]ryerson.ca

P: 416-979-5000 x3134

We enjoy posting photos of our school visits.  Please have your students submit PDF fileimage consent forms and let us know if any parents decline consent.