GENERAL INFORMATION

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COVID-19 Notes: Geering Up is working hard to set up our STEM workshops to be delivered virtually in 2021. Stay tuned for more information coming soon! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at outreach@geeringup.ca.

What is InSTEM?

InSTEM (Indigenous STEM) is a branch of Geering Up that is focused on collaborating with Indigenous community partners to create and deliver relevant and impactful programming. Through this initiative, we bring hands-on curriculum and exciting activities to 200 classrooms and 26 communities all across BC each year.

Land-Based Learning in Kwadacha

 

What are our goals?

Our goal is to make high quality STEM content accessible to all students. A large part of this is made possible through collaboration with our community partners to identify opportunities for curriculum co-development and targeted workshops to compliment existing teachings.

We aim to grow and deepen our relationships with all of the communities we currently visit. In 2018/2019, we created a team of Outreach Instructors who worked throughout the school year delivering workshops to students Sept-May. This helped us reach 2,700 kids and youth, many of whom are Indigenous; we will continue to do this in the 2019/2020 school year.

 

InSTEM PROGRAMS

 

InSTEM Mentorship Program

A program that cultivates supportive relationships between mentors and youth, exposing them to the available opportunities at the post-secondary level.

GRADES 8-12

 

 

InSTEM Internship Program

An online internship program for Indigenous students to help them develop key professional skills as STEM instructors.

GRADES 11-12

 

 

Workshops

Engineering and science workshops based on the B.C. curriculum consisting of exciting demonstrations, interactive experiments, and hands-on activities.

GRADES K-12

 

 

Summer Camps

During the summer months, Geering Up can run week-long science and engineering day camps in your community.

GRADES K-7

 

 

Land Based Programming

Allow us to collaborate with your community and Elders to incorporate traditional knowledge with STEM programming.

GRADES 5-12

 

 

For Credit Programming

Geering Up can collaborate with your school to develop a curriculum for your students.

GRADES 8-12