Category Archives: North America

‘DIY Universe’ Virtual Summer Program Enriches Learning During the Pandemic

DIY universe Virtual Summer Program

Families rely on summer programs to provide enriching experiences, a supportive community, and to address gaps in learning. Due to social distancing constraints during the summer of 2020, youth faced months of unfocused, unstructured time during which it was expected that learning gaps would expand between those whose families were able to provide alternative enriching […]

Astronomy Outreach Program Helps Native American Students

Native American Astronomy Outreach

The goal of the Native American Astronomy Outreach Program (NAAOP) is to help teachers to get their students excited about STEM and STEM careers. One component of the program is Book Club, used to increase student interest in STEM, but also student literacy. Native students generally read below grade level, and yet reading is a […]

Overview

It’s been more than 150 years and until today, Indigenous people in Canada continue to endure hard conditions (higher rates of unemployment, poor education, bad housing, and poor job prospects). One of the key issues is the lower levels of education and the higher dropout rate in high school and university. The 2019 ACIP pilot […]

Activities

The project: – Visited young indigenous people in Quebec, Wendake, and Trois-Rivieres: 3 presentations were organized to present astronomy, Indigenous astronomy, and the career of the first indigenous woman to obtain a PhD in astronomy – Visited the festival of popular astronomy in Mont-Megantic: 3 groupes reached this festival and visited the professional Observatory of […]

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 limited success rates. One of […]