K-12 Outreach Programs

The Faculty of Science is a leader in offering science education to BC high school and elementary students, First Nations communities and the general public. Through these programs, we are able to share our laboratories, classrooms and the expertise of our researchers. Most importantly, our community engagement programs demonstrate SFU's commitment to advance science literacy and inspire curiosity and wonder in our next generation of scientists.

Our students and faculty also support many other events within the community and the BC school system by offering their services as classroom lecturers, judges and coaches. We can also arrange for lab tours and career exploration talks. Please contact sfuscienceoutreach@sfu.ca or call 778-782-6967 if we can assist you in your classroom activity.

Please note:

  • All programs for youth are offered for free at the Burnaby campus.
  • Unless indicated, all workshops are held at the Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education, room C9051 Shrum Science Chemistry Building. See map.
  • If your class is arriving by school bus, contact us for complimentary parking arrangements. Otherwise, parking fees apply to private vehicles. See SFU Parking.
  • We require a 1:10 adult to child ratio, please ensure that you have enough parent/teacher volunteers that are able to supervise the children for the length of the workshop. This pertains to both high school and elementary classes.
  • Please let us know if there are any students with special learning needs in your group so that we can modify our learning strategies and content.
  • Our science outreach workshops are run by enthusiastic faculty members, graduate students and volunteers - please treat them with respect and courtesy.

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Fall 2017 monthly science workshops for high school students


Please note that all three sessions of the monthly science workshops for High School students are now fully booked.  Those on the wait list will be informed of cancellations or will be booked for alternate workshops. 

Our spring High School workshops will feature: Physics, Mathematics, Earth Sciences, BIomedical Physiology & Kinesiology and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. 

Stay tuned!

In partnership with Let's Talk Science, we are offering free, monthly science programs for Metro Vancouver high school students. Schools may sign up for one or all workshops.

Workshops include hands-on science activities, lab tours, panel discussions, career exploration and networking opportunities with SFU Faculty.  Sessions are open to students from Grades 9 - 12, maximum of 60 students per session.  All sessions are held at the SFU Burnaby campus from 9:30 - 2:00 pm.

Thursday, November 2, 2017: Statistics & Actuarial Science

Friday, November 17, 2017: Chemistry

Monday, November 20, 2017: Biology

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please email sfuscienceoutreach@sfu.ca to register your class.

NOUVEAU : Ateliers scientifiques gratuits offerts en français!

La Faculté des sciences de l'Université Simon Fraser offre une nouvelle série d'activités et de présentations sur les sciences en français! Développés pour les élèves de la maternelle à la 12e année en immersion française et du programme francophone, ces ateliers sont offerts sur le campus de SFU à Burnaby sur les heures de classe régulières.

Contactez-nous à l'adresse suivante : sfuscienceoutreach@sfu.ca pour obtenir tous les détails et pour inscrire votre groupe d'un minimum de 20 élèves. 

Parents and teachers looking for fun science experiments for students to do at home or in the classroom are free to check out our Seasonal Science Activities page. There will soon be science experiments appropriate to each season, with references to the BC school curriculum and background information on SFU scientists who work in the field. 

Workshop Information

Programs on campus for Elementary School students

Programs on campus for High School students

Other programs for Elementary and High School students