IDEA—Indigenous Design and Engineering Academy
A program grounded in Land-based learning and intended for Indigenous children and youth interested in exploring STEM and making connections to the Land.
The IDEA: Horizons program is an Indigenous-led program for Indigenous students in Grades 3-6 grounded in Land-based learning.
This fun, unique, free program explores STEM concepts while making connections to the Land. Through a wide-range of engaging hands-on activities, participants will engage with traditional and cultural knowledge to explore cutting-edge topics in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.) Participants will also spend time exploring the University of Toronto's St. George campus with our team of Instructors. Our Instructors are current undergraduate and graduate students who will share their experiences and excitement for learning. This program is offered as two, unique single-week sessions during the month of August. Participants are welcome to register for both sessions of the program, as a different set of activities will be offered each week.
Students learn about STEM through discovery-based activities and engage in challenges geared towards supporting participants as they serve as active leaders in their school and community. This program is offered at no cost to participants.
Open to Ontario Indigenous students in the 2021/22 school year.
To be eligible for the IDEA-Horizons program students must meet the following requirements :
- Students must identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit).
- Students must be currently in grades 3-6 of the 2021-2022 school year.
DATES & SCHEDULE
IDEA-Horizons program will be offered twice during Summer 2022. The content of the sessions is unique each week, so participants are welcome to attend both sessions.
- Session 1 — August 8–12, 2022
- Session 2 — August 15–19, 2022
The program is offered from 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM, Monday to Friday.
Drop-off begins at 8:00 AM each day and pick-up is available until 5:00 PM.
This program is delivered at no cost to participants.
The IDEA-Horizons Program is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in a respectful and equitable manner.
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The Engineering Outreach Office is following the COVID-19 guidance laid out by the University of Toronto. Please see UTogether for the most up-to-date information. As the University determines procedure and policy for the summer term we will update participants prior to the program start date (with as much notice as possible).
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR IDEA-HORIZONS 2022!
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