Emily Morris, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Volunteer at Queen’s University

Though Emily is new to Let's Talk Science this school year, she is already working with fellow volunteers to combine Tomatosphere™ and Let's Talk Science Outreach in her community.

Emily Morris

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: I started volunteering at Queen’s University in September of 2015.

Area of study: Bachelor of Science Honours, Major in Biology

Inspirational Moment: The most inspirational moment I have experienced was following a Let’s Talk Science workshop. We were working with a very sweet group of kids supported by the Helen Tufts Child Outreach Program and they were really enjoying the workshop! It was such a fun group of kids! Afterwards, we were told that programs like Let’s Talk Science really help these kids when they might be having a difficult day or week. I was very inspired by the attitudes of the group and I was so happy to really see the positive effect Let’s Talk Science has on the community.

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: My favourite Let’s Talk Science activity is working on the Tomatosphere™ project. The “Tomatosphere™ team” at Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Queen’s is designing a workshop to compare germination success between tomato seeds that have experienced simulated space conditions and normal tomato seeds. Because I am a plant biologist, designing this workshop has been a lot of fun and very interesting!

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I have a passion for science and I love working with kids, so this seemed like the perfect combination of both! It is a great way to reach out to the Kingston community and inspire kids who are also interested in science to further pursue their interests.

Fun fact: I run a theatre company that produces musical theatre shows with young performers.