A summer full of science for kids in coastal Labrador – Dal News

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A summer full of science for kids in coastal Labrador – Dal News

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2016258 Views

July 8, 2016

Every July, Dalhousie’s Halifax campuses spring to life as crowds of sunblock-slathered children descend on the university for the start of summer camp season.

Meanwhile in rural Labrador, a thousand kilometres away by plane, children in small communities along the coast are taking part in some Dal-led learning of their own.

SuperNOVA, the Dal-based, student-driven science and technology initiative, is running a series of outreach camps in the region this summer aimed at getting more children in these often-underserved communities engaged in learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The camps are sponsored by Actua, a national STEM outreach group with 34 member organizations across Canada that runs similar outreach activities in more than 500 communities each year, reaching 250,000 young people annually.

Read More: http://www.dal.ca/news/2016/07/08/a-summer-full-of-science-for-kids-in-coastal-labrador.html

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