For the Love of Science

Western Science regularly reaches out into the community to bring the wonder of science to youth, students, families and friends of Western University. From classroom and community centre workshops, student competitions and summer camps, to speaker presentations, campus tours and nights at the Cronyn Observatory, Western Science faculty and students host or support hundreds of events and activities each year. Check out some great opportunities to experience the joy of exploration and discovery, and follow us on Twitter @westernuScience to hear about new activities over the course of the year.

Friends of Western University

Western Science Speaks Podcast

Western Science Speaks is a bi-monthly podcast designed to introduce you to some of our interesting faculty and graduate students and the research they perform. From termites to telescopes to polymers that bring life-saving medications providing targetted treatment, let us share with you our passion, creativity, and contribution to the global community. 

Western Worlds Podcast

Western Worlds offers bi-weekly podcast programming that features an interview with space-relevant researchers, engineers, scientists, or advocates representing the local, national and global planetary science and exploration communities.

Don't miss the next episode!

Youth Outreach

Boys and Girls Club of London

Western Science is proud of our long partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of London. As part of their education program, groups from the Boys and Girls Club of London visit Western Unversity to learn about a wide range of scientific topics. We invite you to explore their programs to get more information.

Kangaroo Math Contents

The purpose of the Kanagaroo Math competition is to introduce youngsters from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.

Western Science is home to one of competition locations in Onatrio. If your children is interested in participating we invite you to contact:

Hristo S. Sendov
E-mail: hssendov@stats.uwo.ca

Mathematics Contest Preparation Sessions

Students interested in mathematics are taught interesting concepts and methods. Practice contests are also reviewed. (Great prep for Euclid, Fermat or Gauss contests as well as the Mathematics Olympiad. See the the link below for schedule and contact information for contests.

Mathematics Outreach: http://www.math.uwo.ca/homepage-external-links/math-challenge/ 

Science Olympics

A day of problem solving events that are fun to do and require students to apply their knowledge of science in creative ways. Students work in teams of rather than individually.

Patrick Whippey
E-mail: pwhippey@uwo.ca

School Visits

Classes can visit Western's beautiful campus and engage with experts on a variety of topics from all of the departments within the Faculty of Science, including the Medical Sciences. Schedule permitting we are also happy to speak or deliver a workshop at your school.

Virtual school visits are available through the Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) a project of Partners In Research.

Family Fun

Bit-by-Bit

A summer camp for students interested in computer science. Students age 11-15 
Website: http://www.csd.uwo.ca/bitbybit

When: July & August; several other sessions annually 
 
Angie Muir 
Phone:(519) 661-2111 Ext. 86877

Classes Without Quizzes

Classes Without Quizzes is Western’s free community lecture series offering topical, entertaining and insightful talks by some of Western’s leading faculty each month from October to April.

For more details on upcoming lectures, we invite to explore the Classes Without Quizzes webpage.

Cronyn Observatory Nights

Cronyn Observatory Nights are a time to view the skies through the telescope and to pose your favourite questions to the astronomer hosting the evening. This is your chance to view bodies such as the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, binary stars, star clusters, planetary nebulae, or galaxies up close and personal. There is nothing like seeing these wonders with your own eyes!

For more information about the next public event, we invite you to explore the Observatory's Webpage.

Exploring the Stars

Join a school, public or family tour of the observatory. Learn about the night sky, black holes and massive stars with the country's future leaders in astronomy - our graduates. 

Website: http://physics.uwo.ca/outreach/cronyn/ets/index.html
Email: explorethestars@gmail.com

Emily McCullough
Phone: (519) 661-2111 Ext 86554

Alexander DeSouza
Phone: (519) 661-2111 Ext 86861

London Bug Day

Discover the wonderful world of insects! Get up close and personal with different insects and learn the importance of bugs in our environment at London Bug Day.

International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. For the past seven years the Cronyn Observatory has been hosting a fun-filled night with activities for space enthusiasts of all ages - kids, adults, and everyone in between!

Check out the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration for more information about the night.