2021 Northern Indigenous Summer Science Camp
The HARC’s 2021 Northern BC Indigenous Youth Summer Science Camp was a success! Please find a video of our 2021 Northern Indigenous Summer Science Camp below!
Although we were unable to host an in-person camp in Prince George in 2021 due to the unique challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our team worked hard to bring our fully-funded Summer Science Camp directly to campers through a community-based virtual hybrid delivery approach!
Our team at the Health Arts Research Centre designed a virtual science curriculum that was delivered via Zoom between August 9-12th. Youth had the opportunity to learn about anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutritional sciences, medicine, as well as learn about different healthcare careers. In addition, each community ran self-determined cultural and recreational activities each day. Examples of some of these activities included canoeing, rock-climbing, cedar weaving, smoking fish, making salves, and much more!
August 9th, 10th, and 11th were full days of building cultural connections, going on fun recreational adventures, and participating in science-themed workshops led by Indigenous scientists and healthcare workers from across northern BC! On August 12th, youth connected with other 2021 Northern Indigenous Summer Science Camp youth for a closing dinner and panel presentation by Indigenous healthcare professionals and post-secondary admission support professionals.