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Venture Academy is entering its' 30th year this September!

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A big thank you to all that joined our virtual camps this summer

Stay tuned for more exciting things to come!

Stay tuned for more exciting things to come!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Our program pivoting to a virtual model means that our youth engagement will take place via an online platform. We are staying true to the core values of Venture Academy during our pivot to online engagement. Students can expect to receive the same engaging STEM based content from our enthusiastic and dedicated instructors

Venture Academy virtual content for youth will be hosted using the platform Google Classroom. This platform is an accessible and easy to use platform for participants of any age! Participants will be added to the classroom using simply their email address once they have completed the registration for a specific club/event. Once added to the Google Classroom, participants will be able to view content which is only available to those registered for the program. Google Classroom is also accessible on many different devices which is an asset for making our programs easily accessible to participants. All content sharing between Instructors and participants will take place through this platform. This includes the sharing of activities, video tutorials, project explanations, and a link to join all live sessions.

 

All live interaction with Venture Academy Instructors will be hosted via  Zoom. Using Zoom allows us to create a welcoming space that encourages engaging discussion which is a fundamental aspect of STEM based learning and growth. Our team has worked diligently with McMaster IT services to ensure that all of the necessary security settings are optimized in order to create a safe and positive learning environment for all.

The exact time commitment will be outlined based on the specific club participants are registered for. However, in most 2-hour sessions students can expect to participate in a STEM based project that will take approximately 1 hour, with all additional time dedicated towards interacting with instructors and answering project-specific questions.

All of our virtual clubs are offered completely free of charge and enable students to sign-up for multiple sessions. However, a large number of our clubs are offered for multiple sessions to enable more students to participate. The club content is not created for each session unless stated otherwise.

Our virtual programs will be delivered completely free of charge! Our goal is to deliver an accessible and flexible program to engage and inspire youth to further explore STEM fields.

Fall/ Winter Virtual Offers

Fall/ Winter programing is being planned- stay tuned for more!

Virtual Workshops Grades k-8

Virtual Workshops Grades k-8

Requires teacher registration

Virtual Workshops Grades 9-12

Virtual Workshops Grades 9-12

Requires teacher registration

Virtual AI Coding Club All Girls

Virtual AI Coding Club All Girls

Grades 6-8 AND 9-12 Starting in November

Other free virtual programs