Let's Talk Science is a national registered charitable organization working to develop a society that is Scientifically literate and globally competitive through innovative educational programs, research and advocacy. Founded in 1991 at the University of Western Ontario, now McMaster University is among over 40 host universities and colleges across Canada participating actively in promoting science literacy and awareness through the Let's Talk Science ideology. Additionally, through other provincial partnerships, Let's Talk Science programs reach a wide audience nationally.
Let's Talk Science strives to improve Science literacy through leadership, innovative educational programs, research and advocacy. We motivate and empower youth to use science, technology and engineering to develop critical skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to thrive in our world.
What is Let's Talk Science?
We recognize that Science and innovation impact the lives of all people, regardless of gender, race, or ability. Our programs demonstrate that Science is a human endeavor that should involve as many people as possible.
We believe that it is important to challenge people to think critically in the pursuit of personal and societal growth. Our programs aim to develop essential problem-solving and critical thinking skills in participants.
We believe that today's youth are tomorrow's discoverers and we work to improve the Science education and skill set of young Canadians through hands-on, challenging and innovative Science programming.
We encourage people to become lifelong learners of Science in order to appreciate and evaluate the impact of Science on our everyday life by offering programs to educators, parents and the general community as well as young Canadians.
We believe that educators, and in particular elementary school teachers, play a pivotal role in the development of a Science culture in Canada. Our programs aim to increase their confidence and ability to teach Science effectively.