Participating classes will explore how indoor environmental conditions influence human health, and identify the best conditions for healthy living. This knowledge is important not only on Earth, but also on the International Space Station (ISS), the future Lunar Gateway, and as long-duration space travel progresses, maybe even on Mars!
Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
Let’s Talk Science has other inquiry-based projects that are available regionally or intermittently depending on the scientific community and available funding, visit our resources section to see all the past and present projects.
Education Director, Chiniki Community College, Morley, AB
"I’ve seen the positive reactions. Let’s Talk Science leaves the students and staff with a sense of euphoria and encourages our students to continue learning."
Let’s Talk Science Outreach Coordinator, University of Calgary
"In my first year as a coordinator, I saw how much the role had developed my sense of confidence, organizational skills and solidified my understanding that science is empowering."
“This is an amazing program and I recommend it to all my colleagues. I am not a confident science teacher and I really benefit from the modelling of scientists in my classroom.”
"It has given me the opportunity to foster my leadership abilities and public speaking; as well as has shown me the difference I can make in a child's life by doing something as simple as fun science experiments with them.”
“This is a wonderful service and we really appreciate the opportunity it gives our small school; with limited resources for extra curric[ulum]; to explore current relevant STEM topics! THANK YOU!”
Let's Talk Science Outreach volunteer, Queen's University
"I've really enjoyed being able to witness first-hand how passionate and interested students; and especially young students; are about science."