Over the summer we decided to take a deeper look at the impact of our community science clubs program. We interviewed both youth participants and volunteers from several of our Toronto science club locations to really understand the impact the program was having on the community. What we found was very positive! Not only were students becoming more engaged and interested in science, but they also displayed an increase in confidence and improvements academically. Here at Visions of Science, we are always trying to improve what we do. We trust that as we continue to deliver our programs our positive impact in the community will be deeper and far reaching! Watch the video for a deeper look. Length: Approx. 12 min. Special thanks to Toronto Community Housing for funding through the Youth Action Grant.
Who says you can’t have fun while learning? A group of about 100 youth from Toronto Community Housing communities went on a trip to the Ontario Science and discovered that it is possible to have a good time learning science. The field trip, sponsored by Visions of Science, drew smiles, laughter and curiosity from youth as they interacted with an array of science-centred exhibits and installations.
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Eugenia Duodu talks about science education the way other young activists talk about human rights and the environment – passionately. She uses words like “awesome” and “amazing” to describe her work with Visions of Science, a 20-year-old organization founded to advance the career aspirations of young African-Canadians.
This award recognizes the organization's work to promote science education and careers among disadvantaged youth. Toronto-based Visions of Science Network for Learning has received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Award for Science Promotion.