Carlo Cilia, Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteer at the University of Saskatchewan

Carlo started volunteering with Let’s Talk Science this year, and his efforts are already making an impact! If you are interested in volunteering with Let’s Talk Science, learn more about how you can get involved.

Carlo Cilia

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 4 months

Area of study: Master of Science in Geology, Focus on Environmental Geochemistry

Inspirational Moment: My first time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science, I was helping to give a presentation on ocean acidification and chemistry. Once we were finished the presentation and activities, the response from the students was unbelievable. They asked such incredibly out of the box and truly interesting questions. It was obvious to me that the students were engaged and absolutely interested in what we had discussed. Those are the moments that make outreach worth it. If you connect with even one student in a classroom, you feel that you have done your job. It made me feel so proud as a volunteer.

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Helping create a scale Solar System in a gymnasium during our joint presentation with the Canadian Space Agency.

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I’m absolutely obsessed with science, particularly Earth science, and I really enjoy interacting with other students and teaching them different concepts. I’ve always really enjoyed community outreach and I couldn’t think of a better way than through science! The idea that what I’m doing could inspire students to pursue careers in science is just phenomenal.

Fun fact: I have a twin sister!