Bruce County Public Library bringing hands-on fun to SWERVE event
Librarians and staff throughout the county are packing up unique experiences and bringing them to the NII ExploreZone at SWERVE.
NII Explore is dedicated to delivering enhanced educational opportunities for school-aged children to learn, experiment, discover and create. Our educational programming offers a range of learning styles that connects students to the best teaching and knowledge available.
Sponsored by Bruce Power and Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), the program's knowledgeable, high-energy instructors are bringing hands-on learning to students of all ages around Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.
This year the team has a whole new lineup of adventures—including the 2022 NII ExploreZone Passport: kids and teens can collect stamps by participating in Science in the Summer activities this summer—for a chance to win amazing tech prizes at the Nuclear Innovation Institute’s SWERVE event in September!
Visit the NII Explore Science in the Summer booth in July and August to get a passport.
After students complete one of NII Explore’s five (5) STEM activities throughout the summer, they will get a stamp on their passport for each.
Students can bring their passports to SWERVE, Sept. 9-11 at the Southampton Coliseum, where they can collect any stamps they’re missing and get their final SWERVE stamp—and will be entered to win fantastic tech prizes!
**Events might change, so follow along on Instagram @niiexplore or Facebook @OntarioNII for up-to-the-minute news on where we are this summer.
Whether learning in the classroom, virtually from home—or simply looking for a fun way to keep kids busy—NII Explore’s STEM lesson plans are easy-to-follow and engaging for students in elementary school.
Browse by grade level—and let us know which activity is your students' favourite!
NII Explore supports inclusive, accessible programming and initiatives across multiple platforms and various streams of knowledge. This includes science, technology, engineering and math as well as nuclear-related learning. It also incorporates elements of design and entrepreneurship, conservation and storytelling.
NII Explore delivers through online classes, hands-on workshops and exhibits, experiential learning, and collective projects that connect NII’s explorers to engaging, high-quality teaching and knowledge.
NII Explore is targeted primarily at students living in or near the Grey, Bruce, Huron region and local Indigenous communities.
The NII Explore Coding in the Classroom program helps students learn foundational skills like coding, which are critical to working in a digital economy. Learn more at nii.ca/coding
NII develops its programming in cooperation with respected educational providers and partners in academia, philanthropic foundations and the private sector. Its portfolio of initiatives is built upon the following principles:
A primary focus on delivering programs to students in or in close proximity to the Grey, Bruce and Huron regions.
NII’s educational programs should be as inclusive and accessible as possible. Wherever possible, they should be free to students.
NII courses, workshops, lectures and programs should be innovative in their content, engaging in presentation, and adhere to the highest pedagogical standards.
NII’s educational programming will offer a mix of hands-on, experiential learning, and distance learning that connects students—wherever they are—to the best teaching and knowledge available.
NII will consider partnerships with the following entities to deliver programming: accredited academic institutions; private sector companies with expertise in education; philanthropic foundations; indigenous communities; and individuals with particular experience in educational programming.
If you are interested in partnering with NII on educational programs, contact email@example.com for more information.