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NNDFN: Virtual National Science Camp Call for Applications
With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the world around us change. In response, modifications have become the norm. Unfortunately, the 2020 National Science Camp was cancelled. In anticipation of the 2021 National Science Camp, ISC Ontario Region proposed a virtual science camp. They have partnered with Kenjgewin Teg Educational
Institute to coordinate, develop and deliver the programming. While the NSC 2021 will look different than it has in past years, the intention of providing engaging and knowledgeable information on science and technology, while encouraging youth to consider a career in these fields, is ever-present.
This is an exciting opportunity for First Nations students, ages 12 to 15, residing in Yukon Region, to represent Yukon Region at the 2021 National Science Camp. The virtual camp will take place from July 5-16, 2021 on weekdays (M-F) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (EDT). Yukon representatives will be able to meet and interact with Indigenous students from across Canada while participating in a variety of dynamic educational experiences focussing on science and technology.
Five (5) student participants will be selected to represent Yukon Region at the 2021 National Science Camp, based on a poster or essay submission (see attached guidelines) and a recommendation by their school. Five alternatives will also be identified should one or more of those selected be unable to participate. Participants will also be asked to complete an evaluation of their experiences at the camp.
All costs for participation in the camp, including meals during camp hours, will be paid by the department. Costs for a local camp support person to ensure a positive and interactive camp experience will also be covered. Details will follow once students have been chosen. The funding for the camp comes from the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy. Within the funding guidelines, equipment purchases are not eligible, therefore, the purchase of equipment to stream the camp is not eligible.
April 22 is the deadline for student applications, which must include an essay or poster, application form, letter of support from the school, signed statement of eligibility and a signed parental permission form.
An application form, eligibility and consent forms and poster/essay guidelines are enclosed. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Frances Taylor at 867-334-5089 or Natasha Andrei at 867-332-4355 or at [email protected]
Acting Manager, Child and Family Services
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Indigenous Services Canada
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