The Scientist in Residence Program’s mission is to inspire children with extraordinary science.

This program is based on the partnerships that develop between teachers and scientists, and their sharing of knowledge and passion for both teaching and science. Two teachers and a scientist in residence work together at each school to create and deliver six or more hands-on science lessons on a specific theme. Critical thinking and confidence are supported as children in grades K-7 engage in science activities and experiments in classrooms and on field trips. Children are encouraged to question, explore, observe and discover as they use the process of science to learn about their world.

The Scientist in Residence Program lesson plans are available to other educators and the public through this website. The lesson plans fit with the BC Ministry of Education Science Curriculum for grades K to 7. These lesson plans, together with the enthusiastic students’ quest to know more and the experiences gained by elementary school teachers and scientists, are the legacies of the Scientist in Residence Program.

The Scientist in Residence Program is made possible through generous support from our Partners in Science since the program’s inception in 2004. We are deeply grateful for this support.

Partners in Science

Champion Partners: Vancouver Board of Education, RBC Foundation
Sustaining Partners: Vancouver Foundation, Rix Family Foundation, CIBC Wood Gundy (Richmond Office, Miracle Day)
Supporting Partners: Telus Vancouver Community Board,  Shona Ellis
Inspiring Partners: Pfizer, Honda Canada Foundation, CDRD, CIBC Wood Gundy (Bentall Office, Caring for Kids Fund), BC Transmission Corporation, NSERC Pacific / CRSNG Pacifique, Paige Axelrood and Ned Glick, Sara Harris, Derek Spratt through the BC Technology Foundation, Fisher Foundation, Port of Vancouver, West Vancouver School District, Mobidia
Discovery Partners: Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Biodiversity Research Centre, Cantest, Fasken Martineau, UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research, Life Sciences British Columbia, Skunkworks Creative Group, Vancouver Aquarium, Xenon, Mario Kasapi, Kate Gregory, Jean Marcus, Lisa Tautz
Founding Partners: Vancouver Board of Education, Vancouver Foundation, BC Research Inc./Vizon SciTec Inc.