York University’s summer science programs are now accepting registrations

After a successful run last year, the Faculty of Science at York University 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.

Campers at the Helix Summer Science Institute

Three programs are offered and now open for registration: Science Explorations Summer Camps (Gr. 3-8), Spark Lab Program (Gr. 9-12) and Helix Summer Science Institute (Gr. 9-12).

Science Explorations Summer Camps

Science Explorations Summer Camps are week-long educational day camps that run from July 3 to Aug. 24 for students in Grades 3 to 8. The camps are held at York University’s Keele Campus, and before- and after-care is available.

Each week has a different theme and sparks curiosity through fun and innovative activities. Enriched with laboratory tours, mentor visits and excursions to York University’s research facilities, Science Explorations promotes dynamic learning experiences. Highlights include Code with Kids!, Mini-Med School, International Space Science and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

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 explore@yorku.ca.

Spark Lab Program

Spark Lab Program are week-long sessions in July and August designed for students who want to escape the traditional classroom and learn science by doing sciences. Using experiment-based learning, students explore physics, biology and chemistry through lab work. Highlights include: Forensic Science, Animal Anatomy and Catalytic Chemistry.

Registration can be completed online, no application required. A residence option is also available.

For more information and to register, visit helix.science.yorku.ca/spark.

Helix Summer Science Institute

Helix Summer Science Institute invites students who are genuinely excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics to apply. Accepting applications from across Canada and the world, the institute provides a series of week-long, non-credit and intensive courses in advanced and interdisciplinary science topics throughout July.

Students learn cutting-edge research through interactive lectures and hands-on labs that are taught by professors, graduate students or alumni. Study streams for 2018 include: Biomedical Science, Math and Physics, and Biotechnology.

Students must apply to attend Helix. A residence option is also available. For more information on courses 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 helix@yorku.ca.

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