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OUTREACH
To shape our future wisely, we all need to understand and value science. From the technologies
we use daily in all walks of life to the methods we use to discover new knowledge, the fruits of
science are all around us. And science isn’t just a spectator sport – everyone can share in the joy
and excitement of the universe’s mind-bending mysteries.
At Perimeter, outreach is a core part of our mission. The Institute has developed a comprehensive
array of materials and programs, each tailored for specific audiences: students, teachers, and the
general public. The Outreach team, which includes two staff scientists, works with leading scientists
and educators to ensure that all materials and programs are accurate, cutting edge, and engaging.
INSPIRING
YOUNG
PEOPLE
It is crucial to connect students with science early and often. Inspiring young people about
science is valuable in its own right and it also fosters key skills: thinking independently, asking
questions, devising solutions, and conducting rigorous, open testing of ideas. Best of all, it
unlocks the joy of solving challenging intellectual problems.
Perimeter Outreach aims to kindle sparks of discovery with thoughtfully designed programs for
students at various levels. For junior high school grades, inspirational materials and presentations
are designed to get students excited about modern science, followed by more in-depth content
and programs for high school students.
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OUTREACH
“I can safely say it was the best two weeks of my life.… Because
of ISSYP, I’m now absolutely sure that I want to take up a career in
physics.”
– Anna O’Grady, ISSYP 2011
BY THE NUMBERS
I
n 2010-11, Perimeter
Outreach ...
• Reached over
160,000
Canadian
high school students
• Developed
2
new
in-class and web-based
educational resources
• Presented
8
public
lectures by world
renowned scientists
• Brought
40
budding
physicists from across
Canada and around the
world to ISSYP
• Gave presentations to
over
1,000
students
across Canada