The Scientist in Residence Program creates enriched experiences for everyone involved by bringing scientists into elementary schools to collaborate with teachers and do hands-on science with children. Teachers and scientists develop partnerships, share knowledge, extend their creativity, and help science come alive in classrooms and on field trips. The program strives to get children hooked on science at a young age.

Engaged students, who…

  • Gain new science skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes about science
  • Imagine themselves using science in the future
  • Enjoy science and have fun

Equipped teachers, with…

  • A repertoire of interesting science activities, experiments and experiences to offer students
  • Science skills and knowledge to support student learning
  • Access to scientific equipment, supplies and field trips
  • A sustained enthusiasm for offering their students hands-on science