Erica loves inspiring youth and other volunteers to explore science, technology, engineering and math. As well, Erica enjoys the challenge of breaking down high-level biology concepts so that they’re easily understandable to younger children.
Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 3 years
Area of study: Biology
I love having the opportunity to see younger volunteers step up and try something new, like running an activity or reading a silly story. This past year one of the new volunteers asked to run an event under a program I organize. She did great! I believe it was a real confidence booster for herself and for myself. I love knowing that I have inspired others to continue the work I have done.
Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity:
Handwashing! It’s applicable to any age or location, not to mention we get to see something INVISIBLE!
Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science?
I love working with children and I love science, it seemed like the perfect match. Since then, my experiences have given me the opportunity to mentor other students and really test how well I can explain university level Biology to a 5-year-old - you gotta know your stuff!
I also work in the Winnipeg theatre community and have had training in the production aspect of the field.