2020 Summer STEM Series

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Our nomination deadline of April 15th will very likely be postponed due to the global covid-19 outbreak. We’ll post any updates here on our website and also on our social media.

Please practice social distancing to do your part in keeping your community and loved ones safe.


All programs are:

  • Based in Nova Scotia
  • Pay-what-you-can
  • Taught exclusively by women in science
  • Open to girls and gender minorities who reside in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
  • Available to 3 age ranges: Junior (9 – 12), Intermediate (12 – 15), Advanced (15 – 18). Participants must be the minimum age by the start date of the program.
  • Activities and accommodations listed in program details are tentative

Summer STEM Series Programs

Junior (ages 9 – 12)

🐟 Junior Marine Biologist: Level I

July 4 – 5 | 1.5 days, overnight | Wolfville area

πŸ¦‘ Junior Marine Biologist: Level II

July 7 – 8 | 1.5 days, overnight | Wolfville area

🐝 Junior Wildlife Conservation

August 2 – 3 | 1.5 days, overnight | Wolfville area

Intermediate (ages 12 – 15)

πŸ‹ Intermediate Marine Biologist

July 11 – 13 | 2.5 days, 2 nights | Lunenburg area

🐣 Intermediate Wildlife Conservation: Level I

July 21 – 24 | 3.5 days, 3 nights | Bon Portage Island

🐀 Intermediate Wildlife Conservation: Level II

July 26 – 29 | 3.5 days, 3 nights | Bon Portage Island

Advanced (ages 15 – 18)

🦈 Technology & Marine Conservation

July 16 – 18 | 2.5 days, 2 nights | Halifax + Wolfville areas

🌱 STEMinists Leadership Development

June 30 – July 1 | 1.5 days, overnight | Wolfville area | *special application required


How to apply:

  • All participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well (parents included) by April 15th
  • Preference is given to girls/gender minorities who come from underprivileged and/or underrepresented backgrounds
  • Returning participants (who have come to a Terranaut Club program in 2018 or 2019) must complete an earn-your-way-back activity to be considered for a spot
  • Returning participants cannot take part in the same program again unless the activities have changed significantly
  • Participants can be nominated for multiple programs but, if selected, can only take part in one
  • All nominees will be notified of our decision on May 6th

Nomination Criteria:

Nominees must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Comes from an underprivileged background
  2. Comes from a minority ethnic background that is underrepresented in the STEM fields: African-Canadian/Indigenous/Hispanic or Latina
  3. Is a first generation immigrant (immigrated to Canada)
  4. Has had a difficult year (at school or at home) and would benefit from a special experience
  5. Has made a lot of personal progress in the past school year and is deserving of a rewarding experience
  6. Has made a lot of academic progress in science and/or math in the past school year and is deserving of a rewarding experience
  7. Has led an environmental initiative at school or in her community
  8. Has led a science initiative at school or in her community
  9. Is passionate about animals and the environment

Questions? Contact us.

Participant Ella learns to hold a Leach’s storm petrel during our Intermediate Wildlife Conservation program on Bon Portage Island.
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