Aamjiwnaang day camp sees youth engage with STEM

August 23, 2017

Earlier this month, the Aamjiwnaang First Nation held a science, technology, engineering and math education day camp for children aged seven to 12 at its Maawn Doosh Gumig community centre. “[We want to] help them realize that STEM is all around them, not just making slime,” explained Sasha Ekomiak, an Inuit Nipissing University student from Elliot Lake, who was one of the instructors at the camp. “We go from Ozobots, which are baby robots the kids can play with; we do an activity called Minerals in your Mouth, which is like dentistry, we do chemistry. It's a lot of fun for the kids to engage in.” CBC reports that the week-long camp was held in six Indigenous communities this summer. CBC