After a successful run last year, the Faculty of Science is again offering innovative and engaging summer programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for youth. The programs use a discovery- and inquiry-based learning approach that fosters problem solving, critical thinking and an overall passion for STEM.
Two separate programs are offered and now open for registration: Science Explorations Summer Camps for Grades 3 to 8, and Helix Summer Science Institute for Grades 9 to 12.
Science Explorations Summer Camps
Science Explorations Summer Camps are week-long educational day camps that run from July 4 to August 26 for students in Grades 3 to 8. The camps are held at the York University Keele Campus, and before- and after-care is available.
Each week, campers will engage in stimulating programs designed to make science fun, accessible, and enriching. They will investigate different topics in STEM through hands-on and exciting experiments that are connected to the Ontario science curriculum. Highlights include Code with Kids!, Mini-Med School, Into the Wild!, and Space Science.
To learn more about the camps and registration, visit scix.science.yorku.ca.
Questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to York Science Engagement Programs at 416-736-2100 ext. 44552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helix Summer Science Institute 2016
Considered one of Canada’s premier high school summer science enrichment programs for high-performing students, Helix Summer Science Institute provides a series of week-long, non-credit intensive courses from July 4 to 29.
The courses focus on advanced and interdisciplinary science topics that draw upon research being conducted at York University. Streams include Biomedical Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Environmental Biology, Human & Animal biology, Neuroscience and Physics & Astronomy.
Applications will be accepted until June 1. After this date, space will be awarded based on availability. The institute also offers an optional residence program for students living outside of Toronto.
For more information about Helix and how to apply, visit helix.science.yorku.ca.
Questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to the York Science Engagement Programs at 416-736-2100 ext. 44552 or email@example.com.