Girls' Jr. DEEP Saturdays
Girls' Jr. DEEP Saturdays offers young science and engineering enthusiasts an immersive, hands-on crash course exploring cutting-edge subjects in science, technology, and engineering, fostering learning within an all-girls, female-led classroom setting.
Updates regarding 2024 programming coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.
Saturdays, dates TBD
UofT’s St George Campus
Grade 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
Enter classrooms of discovery through engaging workshops and hands-on activities that bring science, technology, and engineering concepts to life.
Dive into experiential learning through hands-on activities, empowering participants to actively explore concepts, build projects, and develop practical skills in a dynamic educational environment.
Delve into the science of the future by creating biodomes for other planets, understanding the properties of light through projector creation, and mastering basic electronics principles to light up a unique dance floor.
Learn within an all-girls, female-positive classroom setting that encourages collaboration, boosts confidence, and supports the growth of each participant, fostering a diverse and empowering learning space.
Enter a classroom that sparks enthusiasm for science and engineering, equipping young learners with foundational knowledge and an ignited passion to pursue STEM fields in the future.
Girls' Jr. DEEP Saturdays is an exciting and immersive educational program designed to ignite the passion for science, technology, and engineering in young enthusiasts. It is structured to provide a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for girls in different grade levels.
The program spans across three Saturdays. Each Saturday, participants will engage in a hands-on workshop tailored to their respective grade level.
Winter dates are still being finalized. Check back soon for updates!
Saturday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*
*We offer before care (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) and after care (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) free of charge for students in grades 3/4 and 5/6.
All students in grade 7/8 will be dismissed at 4pm.
This program is offered to students in Grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (2023/2024 academic year.)
Creating an Active Account
If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.
Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.
If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.
A refund or a credit, less a $35 administrative fee is available for cancellation requests received by 11:59 PM ET on the Monday before the session start date. No refunds or credits will be issued after this point. Please note that this charge is to cover administrative processing fees. Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.
Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who demonstrate financial need. To find out more about our bursary application process and to apply, please click here.
In Girls Jr. DEEP Saturdays, students are grouped by grade level and will have the opportunity to explore a series of three workshops, rotating through all of them over the course of the three-week program.
In this workshop, students will have the chance to design and build their own biodome, which is a controlled environment meant to support life on another planet. This activity involves learning about ecosystems, sustainable environments, and the challenges of creating habitats suitable for life in outer space.
We Are Stars
During this workshop, students will construct their very own slide projector. This activity involves exploring optics, light projection, and basic physics principles related to how light travels and interacts with surfaces. By building a slide projector, students can gain a deeper understanding of light and its properties.
Light Up the Dance Floor
In this workshop, students will create an electric circuit that lights up when stepped on. This activity combines engineering and interactive design, allowing students to learn about circuits, conductivity, and basic electronics principles. Building a circuit that responds to movement adds an element of fun and creativity to the learning process.