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Elementary School Programs

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Our Elementary Programs are carefully crafted to ignite young minds with a passion for engineering and STEM. Here's what makes our programs stand out:

  • Targeted for Grades K-8: Engaging content designed to spark curiosity and creativity among young learners.
  • Hands-On Learning: Students dive into science, technology, engineering, and math through interactive activities and challenges.
  • Simplified Complex Concepts: We turn complex ideas into fun, hands-on projects to foster a love for learning and problem-solving.
  • Curriculum Developed by Experts: Created by experienced educators and engineers, our programs are tailored to stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, and promote teamwork.

Join us as we equip the next generation with the tools they need to understand the building blocks of the future.

 




 

General Outreach Programs

  • STEM Clubs
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    Python Primer: Introduction to Coding Club Grade 7- 8

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    • Are you fascinated by the world of programming and eager to start your coding journey? If so, you're in the right place!
    • At our free Python Primer: Introduction to Coding Club tailored for Grades 7-8, we believe in empowering young minds with the skills to navigate and innovate in the digital age. Python is a widely used, beginner-friendly programming language that opens the door to endless possibilities in technology and beyond. It is the perfect starting point for budding programmers like you.

      By joining our club, you'll have the chance to dive into the fundamentals of Python through interactive and engaging activities. By the end of the three weeks, you will not only have a solid foundation in Python but also a sense of accomplishment and a newfound enthusiasm for technology.

      Sign up today and give your child the gift of coding—an investment in their future!

      Note: Bring your own device (BYOD) is an option, however not a requirement. Youth will be provided with a laptop/computer (Macbook) for use during their registered clubs. 

      Please note that Ontario Tech is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items. IT Services does not provide repair or software support services on personally owned devices.

     

    In Person Sustainability Club Grade 7- 8

     

    At our Elementary Sustainability Club, we believe in the power of technology to address some of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. From climate change to resource depletion, the need for sustainable solutions has never been greater. That's where you come in!

    By joining our club, you'll have the opportunity to explore the intersection of technology and sustainability through hands-on projects using Micro:bit microcontrollers. Together we will design and build projects that promote eco-friendly practices in our school, community, and beyond!

     

     

  • Virtual STEM Clubs
    More information coming soon!

 

Girls Programs

  • STEM and Coding Clubs
      • Spring 2024 All-Girls STEM Club Grade 4-6

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      • Are you ready to journey through time and explore the remarkable achievements of female pioneers in STEM? Join us for our 4-week long All Girls Gr. 4-6 STEM Club as we delve into the fascinating worlds of science, engineering, design and experimentation. Each session will spotlight an extraordinary woman who reshaped her field as we engage in hands-on activities that echo their groundbreaking work. Prepare to craft, innovate, and illuminate the past while forging new paths in a supportive and inspiring environment. Let’s celebrate the limitless contributions of women in STEM and ignite a passion for discovery and innovation together!

       

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    • Wild Designs: Exploring Zoological Wonders Through Engineering Grade 1-3 All Girls

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    • In our captivating workshop, young minds will embark on a thrilling journey at the intersection of nature and innovation. Through engaging activities and hands-on projects, participants will delve into the world of engineering as they unravel the secrets behind zoo design!

    Guided by experienced educators, budding engineers will explore various concepts and gain insights into the delicate balance between human intervention and ecological harmony.

    Using collaborative problem-solving and creative exploration, participants will emerge with a deeper understanding of both the natural world and the power of engineering to shape a better future for all inhabitants of our planet.

     

    • Spring All Girls TinkerCAD Club Grade 7-8

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    • Are you ready to unleash your inner architect and engineer? Join our TinkerCAD club, where we dive headfirst into the world of city building! Get hands-on with 3D modeling as you design and construct your very own bustling metropolis. From skyscrapers to roads, parks to bridges, the power is in your hands to shape the cityscape of tomorrow. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn, create and make your mark on the world with TinkerCAD club!

    Our upcoming Spring All-Girls TinkerCAD club will run from late May to early June. This dynamic learning environment fosters creativity and critical thinking, as we will explore real-world challenges while applying the engineering design process as well as Science, technology and math. Let your imagination take flight, as you design, prototype, and create using TinkerCAD’s user-friendly platform. You’ll be able to effortlessly weave your dreams into reality based on a handful of tutorials from our instructors. Let’s gain practical experience and skills that go beyond the classroom

     

  • Virtual Clubs

    We are not currently running any virtual clubs. Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about our new programs!

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  • Go CODE Girl

    We do not have any Go CODE Girl events scheduled right now. Please check back in Fall 2024 for our next event. 

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  • Go ENG Girl

    We do not have any Go ENG Girl events scheduled right now. Please check back in Fall 2024 for our next event. 

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  • Girl Guide Badge Day

    We do not have any Girl Guide Badge Day events scheduled right now. 

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Black Youth Programs

  • STEM and Coding Clubs

    Black Youth STEM Club Registration Spring 2024 Grade 1-3

    Our Black Youth STEM Clubs have been designed to introduce youth to STEM concepts including engineering design, scientific inquiry and the fundamentals of coding. We are committed to ensuring Black youth have a community-oriented and accessible learning environment to explore different facets of STEM, coding, and engineering design. While having Black representation in the classroom, so youth can see themselves in multiple opportunities, our STEM, and Coding clubs deliver content from a broad range of voices and perspectives, celebrating diversity and acknowledging any limitations in representation.

    Theme: STEM through Storytelling

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    Black Youth STEM Club Registration Spring 2024 Grade 6-8

    Our Black Youth STEM Clubs have been designed to introduce youth to STEM concepts including engineering design, scientific inquiry and the fundamentals of coding. We are committed to ensuring Black youth have a community-oriented and accessible learning environment to explore different facets of STEM, coding, and engineering design. While having Black representation in the classroom, so youth can see themselves in multiple opportunities, our STEM, and Coding clubs deliver content from a broad range of voices and perspectives, celebrating diversity and acknowledging any limitations in representation.

    Theme: Black Trailblazers

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  • Virtual Clubs

    Black Youth Virtual STEM Club Registration Spring 2024 Grade 4-6

    Our Black Youth Programs have been designed to introduce youth to STEM concepts including engineering design, scientific inquiry and the fundamentals of coding. We are committed to ensuring Black youth have a community-oriented and accessible learning environment to explore different facets of STEM, coding, and engineering design. While having Black representation in the classroom, so youth can see themselves in multiple opportunities, our STEM, and Coding clubs deliver content from a broad range of voices and perspectives, celebrating diversity and acknowledging any limitations in representation.

    Theme: Electricity & forces

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  • Black Girls Empowerment STEM Club

    Black Girls Empowerment STEM Club for grades 3-5

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    The Black Girls Empowerment STEM Club, a collaborative effort between the Ajax Public Library and the Congress of Black Women of Canada Ajax/Pickering Chapter, is designed to spark interest in STEM among young Black girls through hands-on activities and mentorship from Black female STEM students. In this workshop series entitled "Around the World Mission", participants will learn the fundamentals of the engineering design process, explore innovative solutions to global challenges, and grow their digital skills, empowering them to make a positive impact worldwide.

     

  • Black Youth Empowerment STEM Club

    Black Youth Empowerment STEM Club for grades 6-8

    REGISTRATION CLOSED, CLICK HERE AND BE FIRST TO HEAR OF OUR NEW PROGRAMS

    The Black Youth Empowerment STEM Club, a collaborative effort between the Ajax Public Library and the Congress of Black Women of Canada Ajax/Pickering Chapter, is designed to spark interest in STEM among Black youth through hands-on activities and mentorship from Black STEM students. This initiative aims to not only educate but inspire, highlighting the real-world impact of STEM fields and the engineering design process, while also encouraging the growth of digital skills. 

     

  • NSBE Conference
    Thanks to everyone who attended our NSBE Conference in January 2024!

    Please check back in Fall 2024 for our next event. 

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Indigenous Youth Programs

 

Library Workshops

Explore the excitement of STEM and coding with our Library Workshops! These interactive sessions immerse young learners in engineering and coding challenges, sparking their curiosity and enhancing their problem-solving skills. Kids will delve into STEM disciplines, including programming basics, and discover how engineering solves real-world problems. It's a perfect opportunity to inspire a love for science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun, engaging setting.

  • Ajax Public Library

     

    Upcoming Workshops:

    Saturday, May 25th, 2024

    Ajax Public Library - Main Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 1-4
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Saturday,  June 29

    Ajax Public Library - Main Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 5-8
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Thursday, July 11

    Ajax Public Library - Audley Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 1-4
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Thursday, July 25

    Ajax Public Library - Audley Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 5-8
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Thursday, August 1

    Ajax Public Library - Audley Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 5-8
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Thursday, August 15

    Ajax Public Library - Audley Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 1-4
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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  • Clarington Public Library

    Upcoming Workshops:

     

    Saturday, May 18

    Clarington Public Library - Bowmanville Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 1-4
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Saturday, June 1

    Clarington Public Library - Newcastle Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 5-8
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Wednesday, July 10

    Clarington Public Library - Bowmanville Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 1-4
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Wednesday, July 24

    Clarington Public Library - Bowmanville Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 5-8
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Wednesday, July 31

    Clarington Public Library - Newcastle Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 5-8
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Wednesday, August 14

    Clarington Public Library - Courtice Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 1-4
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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  • Oshawa Public Library

     Upcoming Workshops:

    Saturday, May 11

    Oshawa Public Library - John Aker Northview Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 1-4
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Saturday, June 8

    Oshawa Public Library - John Aker Northview Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 5-8
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Friday, July 12

    Oshawa Public Library - John Aker Northview Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 1-4
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Friday, July 26

    Oshawa Public Library - John Aker Northview Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 5-8
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Friday, August 2

    Oshawa Public Library - John Aker Northview Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 5-8
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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    Friday, August 16

    Oshawa Public Library - John Aker Northview Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 1-4
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

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  • Pickering Public Library

    Upcoming Workshops:

    Monday, July 8

    Pickering Public Library - Main Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 1-4
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Monday, July 22

    Pickering Public Library - Main Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 5-8
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Monday, July 29

    Pickering Public Library - Main Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 5-8
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Monday, August 12

    Pickering Public Library - Main Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 1-4
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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  • Whitby Public Library

    Upcoming Workshops:

    Saturday, June 15

    Whitby Public Library - Brooklin Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 5-8
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Tuesday, July 9

    Whitby Public Library - Rossland Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 1-4
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Tuesday, July 23

    Whitby Public Library - Rossland Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 5-8
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

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    Tuesday, July 30

    Whitby Public Library - Brooklin Branch
    Coding Workshop, Grades 5-8
    10:30AM - 12:30PM

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    Tuesday, August 13

    Whitby Public Library - Brooklin Branch
    STEM Workshop, Grades 1-4
    10:30AM - 12:30PM

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Summer Camps

Hosted by Engineering Outreach in partnership with Ontario Tech Continuous Learning and the Faculty of Education. Our camps offer young learners the chance to explore engineering and technology through hands-on activities and guidance from experienced educators. Dive into innovation, build new skills, and spark a lifelong passion for STEM!

EXPLORE SUMMER CAMPS

 

At Home Learning

Our at-home learning options for kids are designed to bring the excitement and discovery of engineering right into your living room. With a wide array of online resources, virtual workshops, and interactive kits, we make it easy for children to explore, create, and learn at their own pace. These resources are crafted to engage young minds with real-world engineering challenges, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

EXPLORE AT HOME LEARNING RESOURCES