Lessons from the land: Dal’s SuperNOVA teams up with Indigenous educational group for first land‑based STEM camp – Dal News

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Lessons from the land: Dal’s SuperNOVA teams up with Indigenous educational group for first land‑based STEM camp – Dal News

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202267 Views

July 14, 2022

A new land-based learning program designed by Dal-based STEM initiative SuperNOVA in partnership with a local Indigenous educational group arrives this August on Nova Scotia’s South Shore for 20 high-school students from Acadia First Nation.

The program, known as Melkiknuawti and developed by SuperNOVA and the Ulnooweg Education Centre (UEC), draws on the principles of Etuaptmumk — a Mi’kmaw word that directly translates into “seeing with two eyes” — and promises to bring Indigenous youth more opportunities in STEM.

“There’s been a real move towards back-to-the-land education,” says SuperNOVA Executive Director Alexandra Fenton, whose group offers educational initiatives targeting barriers to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning for youth across Atlantic Canada. “Melkiknuawti is an opportunity for us to bring our expertise to a type of program that we’ve never done before but will be something that sets a model for the future.”

Read More: https://www.dal.ca/news/2022/07/13/summer-camp-supernova-ulnooweg-2022.html

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