Indigenous youth experiment at summer camps

August 10, 2016

Youth from across the North have been participating in summer camps designed to create interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Many of the camps are partnered with or put on by Actua, a not-for-profit organization specializing in STEM education. In the territories, a team from Actua is travelling between communities to hold workshops at summer camps. Kids get to experiment with technology that they normally do not have access to like robots and music-mixing software. In Cold Lake, Alberta, the Dene Wellness Centre held a camp put on by DiscoverE, a student-led group from the University of Alberta that is a member of Actua. This is the ninth year that DiscoverE has worked with the Cold Lake First Nations. Participants focused on engineering and science by making birdhouses, microscopes, tiny refrigerators, and electronic games.

CBC | Cold Lake Sun