Students observing a worm in soil.

Community Workshops

Our community workshop program was designed with 4-12-year-olds in mind, with hands-on investigations and activities led by a presenter. These 60-minute sessions are perfect for daycares, libraries, after-school programs, summer or school break camps, and any other community setting you can think of!

Online workshops are available across Canada. Must have access to reliable internet. Mini Science Bags are sent ahead for each participant.

New! On-site workshops are available in select regions in Ontario: Toronto, Peel, Durham, York, and Guelph, Alberta: Calgary and area.

Contact bookings@scientistsinschool.ca to book a workshop or for more information!

Please note: Shipping fees may apply if the location is outside of standard courier routes. Contact us for pricing.

Community Workshops FAQ

Classroom workshops are designed for schools and are aligned with the science curriculum. Community workshops are a fun foray into a wide-variety of interesting STEM topics. They are designed for informal science education through play and exploration.

Virtual workshops are available across Canada; once it is safe to do so, our on-site workshops will be available once again across select areas in Alberta and Ontario. For more information, check out our video that shows more about what to expect in a virtual workshop. Contact bookings@scientistsinschool.ca to inquire.

Both our virtual and on-site community workshops are 60 minutes long, fun, discovery-based and hands-on, with exclusive access to one of our topic-expert presenters. Investigation is key, and students learn that in science, you don’t make mistakes, only discoveries.

Virtual workshops can be booked anywhere in Canada. Mini science bags are individually-packaged and sent ahead for distribution, ensuring a hands-on experience whether children are on-site or at home. On the day of the workshop, connect your group with our presenter and begin your journey into the exciting world of STEM.

On-site workshops include the same investigations as our virtual workshops. Presenters bring investigative materials and scientific equipment to the classroom and students have opportunities for individual and small group explorations. At this time, we are offering a limited selection of on-site workshops in Ontario (Toronto, Durham, York, and Peel) and Alberta (Calgary)..

Each Mini Science Bag contains all of the carefully curated, topic-specific materials needed to ensure a fun, hands-on experience. They are individually-packaged and sent to you ahead of each workshop.

Quite simply, our presenters are amazing! They are topic-specific experts, highly trained and mentored, with regular opportunities to enhance their skills through ongoing professional development. Find out more about our presenters in our blog posts.

For more information on what is available in your area, please visit our “Community Groups” page or email us at bookings@scientistsinschool.ca.

Contact bookings@scientistsinschool.ca to book.

Yes. There is a maximum of 15 children for virtual community workshops, however additional spots may be purchased for an extra fee. For on-site workshops, the maximum is 25 participants. Visit our “Community Groups” or “Families and Children” pages for more information.

Current workshop fees are available in the “Community Groups” section of our website. Select a topic and the cost will appear.

Yes. We offer family-friendly virtual STEM events across Canada that are perfect for staff/client appreciation occasions. In select areas, we can also deliver on-site events, which are perfect for occasions such as summer picnics, Take Your Child to Work Days, and holiday parties. Contact inquiries@scientistsinschool.ca to inquire. Visit our “Businesses” page for more information.