Science AL!VE is a not-for-profit organization based out of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. Our mandate is to encourage, inspire and expose youth of all backgrounds to the many fields of science, engineering and technology through hands-on and interactive activities. We offer classroom and on-campus workshops, summer camps, year-round girls clubs and co-ed clubs and many community outreach programs. In 2015-2016, Science AL!VE reached over 10,000 youth in the Lower Mainland, Northern BC and Haida Gwaii. This year, Science AL!VE is expanding our outreach program by increasing our focus on Aboriginal outreach in the Lower Mainland.
Science AL!VE aims to spark interest and dispel stereotypes in the fields of science, engineering and technology. We make our programs accessible to all youth regardless of gender, culture, or financial background by offering special programs and bursaries.
Science AL!VE is supported by five SFU faculties and the numerous departments, faculty and staff within them; they are the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology and the Faculty of Education. Science AL!VE has been providing quality interactive science education since 1994.
What we do
Part of our mandate is to reach youth throughout BC. As part of this we run many different programs.
This year we participated in DREAM After school program at Prince Charles in Surrey. We delivered weekly workshops to under priviliged youth. There are a number of community partners that help in this project to make it as engaging for the youth as possible.
We also run after school programs at Place Maillardville, Miller Park, Seaview and Alderson. We touch on a variety of sciences from biology to chemistry to engingeering. We want to make sure the kids are having fun
Our programs include:
Haida Gwaii partnerhsip
Inner-city initiatives -Surrey Workshops, Surrey DREAM Surrey After School,
After School Programs
Watch what one of our instructors had to say about Science AL!VE at TEDxKids