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Overview

Even though 150 years have passed, and despite government efforts to improve the situation, Indigenous people in Canada continue to endure hard living conditions, such as higher rates of unemployment, poor education, bad housing, and poor job prospects. Several government efforts have tried to solve the problem, but these programs had …

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McGill Physics Space Explorers Program: Final report

The McGill Space Explorers program (formerly Adopt an Astronomer ) has become an established program in the community. We have a steady partnership with several local primary schools, with a focus on under-resourced schools. Pairs of volunteers from the physics department visit classrooms (grades 4-6, ages 9-12) on average 5 times over the …

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Update

The McGill Space Explorers program (formerly Adopt an Astronomer ) has been very active since September 2015. For the past four months, a group of volunteers in the Department of Physics at McGill has been planning and facilitating inquiry-based physics and astronomy lessons to be delivered in primary schools. The volunteers have been paired …

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Overview of the project

Project leader: Chad Moore, chad_moore@nps.gov Project location: United States Project description: The United States National Park Service (NPS) aims to create an internship for a current astronomy student or recent astronomy graduate to develop their leadership in astronomy communication while simultaneously enhancing the public outreach programs of the parks. Over …

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Overview of the project

Project leader: Douglas Arion, darion@carthage.edu Project location: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, U.S.A. Project description: Carthage College and the Appalachian Mountain Club will deliver astronomy and nature education and outreach through the Youth Opportunities Program, which addresses underserved inner city youth in poorer areas of the northeast US. This is an …

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