With the Faculty of Science, the Physics and Atmospheric Science Department participates in a number of outreach programs in the community. Mainly aimed at students in grades 6 through 12, these programs are a fun way for young learners to explore physics and atmospherice science through hands-on activities. Students - and their teachers - from all across the province are welcome!

Our outreach programs

Physics Fun and Discovery Days

Teachers from grades 6 to 12 are invited to bring their students to learn more about Physics and Atmospheric Science. Morning and afternoon sessions are available free of charge, with activities including the famous Holo-tent exhibit, a show in the Halifax Planetarium, and the Discovery Room.

View the 2012 Discovery Days schedule. [PDF]

Imhotep's Legacy Academy (ILA)

Imhotep's Legacy Academy is an after-school science enrichment program which targets African Nova Scotian learners in grades 7, 8, and 9. Dalhousie science students visit participating schools weekly to deliver hands-on science activities, alternating with homework help. ANS learners, a maximum of five per grade, are selected by the school administrators. 

For more information, please contact the ILA Coordinator:
Tel: (902) 880-6638 or 494-2315
E-mail: imhotep@dal.ca

Or visit the ILA website.

SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University

SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University is a not-for-profit organization offering week-long camps each summer for all youth. A number of enrichment camps are also offered throughout the province. For over 15 years, SuperNOVA camps have been empowering youth to believe a career in science is attainable - and exciting.

Visit the SuperNOVA website to find out more about summer camp opportunities.

Shad Valley

Shad Valley is a four-week enrichment program for students at the secondary level. Students spend the month of July living in residence at one of Shad Valley's host university campuses across Canada - including Dalhousie. Students are eligible if they are currently completing grade 10, 11 or 12, Quebec secondaire IV, V or CEGEP I, or the international equivalent.

Find out more about Shad's workshops and and how to apply.

Other programs

Visit the Faculty of Science website to learn about other enrichment programs for young learners.

More info for P-12 Educators

Interested in bringing your students to visit the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science? Would you like someone to come in and speak with your students on a particular topic related to physics, atmospheric science or even math? Are you interested in having the Faculty of Science involved with a science/math event at your school - perhaps have some judges for your next science fair?

Or are you simply looking for expertise in a specific discipline of science or math?

All programs in Dalhousie's Faculty of Science offer a wealth of information and resources available to help you meet your curriculum outcomes. These resources are FREE to you.

Many outreach programs have funding available to travel to your school to do hands-on science and math activities with your students.

Want to know more? Visit the Faculty of Science website.