Thousands of Greater Vancouver families will enjoy free admission to Science World on Friday, September 22, as part of the Tech-Up Showcase presented by Amazon Future Engineer.
The event will feature a day of special programming for families from a variety of backgrounds, helping them get hands-on to discover science and technology.
The event is a joint initiative of Science World’s Tech Up initiative and Amazon Future Engineer.
Science World’s Tech Up program was created to bring digital skills training to under-resourced and underrepresented communities, including girls and young women; Indigenous students; people with disabilities; and young people living in remote and rural communities.
Amazon Future Engineer is Amazon Canada’s comprehensive childhood-to-career program that increases access to computer science education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities.
“Science World’s purpose is to deliver Science for All, and our Tech-Up initiative brings that to life by delivering province-wide coding, computational thinking and digital skills programs to students, teachers and families that include communities that may not otherwise receive this training,” said Sandy Eix, Director of STEAM learning at Science World.
“Amazon shares our commitment to making science education more accessible, and we’re thankful for Amazon Future Engineer’s support in providing free access to Science World’s dome on September 22. It’s going to be a fun day of hands-on activities that will ignite a love for STEAM learning in all who visit.”
The Science World Tech-Up Showcase presented by Amazon Future Engineer will feature a day-long slate of special activities that will introduce visitors of all ages to disciplines including robotics, computer science and engineering.
Science World’s Free Tech-Up Showcase presented by Amazon Future Engineer takes place on Friday, September 22, from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Entrance will be admitted on a first-come first-serve, line-up basis subject to availability.