Public Outreach Programs

The world of science captures the imagination of people in all parts of our society. Generating, stimulating and keeping that interest in science alive is important to the Faculty of Science.

Our Faculty encourages you to browse the websites of following organizations, all of which contribute to the promotion of science in the next generation and the wider community.

Campus Observatory

The U of A Observatory is operated by the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta. We're located at the West end of the 5th floor of the CCIS Building. We provide free outreach activities for the public through our regular free observing hours as well as special visits for school groups and other education-oriented groups.

Faculty of Science Summer Camps

The Faculty of Science is proud to host several summer camps that are available to children and youth ages 6-17.

Hands-on Physics

The Department of Physics is hosting "Hands-on Physics," a four-day workshop taking place August 5 - 8, 2014.  Participants will have the opportunity to discover physics as they perform a variety of experiments, and by interacting with U of A researchers through presentations and laboratory tours.  This workshop will centre on exploring physics with the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized computer which each participant will be able to keep.

We are now accepting applications from high school students finishing grades 8-11.  Twelve participants will be selected based on their interest and enthusiasm for physics.  To apply, please send to hop@physics.ualberta.ca a paragraph describing your interest in science and the ways you have explored it outside of the classroom.  Please see www.ualberta.ca/~hop for more details.  Applications will be considered subject to available space.  The workshop fee is $160, and will include a Raspberry Pi device.


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