Community outreach

A Waterloo Science outreach volunteer supervises while a child runs an experiment at an outdoor event.

University of Waterloo Science Outreach provides programs and enrichment activities to increase awareness of the importance and value of Science to society. It also stands to highlight the contributions that UWaterloo Science makes to scientific understanding.

Two students play with an electrostatic generator at an open house event.

Teacher resources

The UWaterloo Science Outreach program is enthusiastic about supporting science teachers in expanding science literacy and understanding both in and out of the classroom. Our free workshops will be offered in person in your classroom, online, or on campus. All are facilitated by our student volunteers! You can find out more on our Elementary and Secondary school resource pages. We encourage teachers to also look through our list of Science at Home online programming.

Student studying at her desk.

School-aged scientists

Do you have a natural curiosity and interest in understanding how things work? UWaterloo Science Outreach provides exciting opportunities to discover how science impacts the world around us, through programs, workshops, and events for scientists of all ages. Check out Science at Home!

Public lecture panel from the Zika virus information event.

General public

UWaterloo Science Outreach is passionate about making science and research an accessible and comprehensible topic for all interested audiences. Through events and public lectures, we provide numerous ways for you to engage in a lifelong discovery of science. Receive invites by submitting your info to the Mailing List intake form.