Chevron Open Minds Science School

Chevron Open Minds Science School

Get your class out of the classroom and into Science School

Spend a week at Calgary’s science centre with your class! Chevron Open Minds is a weeklong experience that provides students with the opportunity to explore, experience and develop skills to help them grow. Each class explores an authentic “big question”: How do we solve a problem? How do we want to be remembered? How can we belong through play? What is our footprint? What is our story?

Collaborate to solve problems and spark a passion for learning through STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

Ideas for inspiration:

  • Explore the design process. Discover the connections among engineering, innovation, technology and art through collaborative design projects.
  • Spark passion for STEAM through risk taking in a safe environment with activities designed to build courage.
  • Fuel creativity and learning through play.

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Apply for the 2022/2023 school year

Applications open at the end of February 2022

Deadline to apply: May 12, 2022

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Chevron Canada has proudly supported the Open Minds Science School Program since 1997 and has helped inspire curiosity, collaboration and creativity at five other Open Minds community sites across Canada.

Learn more about the Spark Team designing K-12 Programs.

Chevron Open Minds FAQs

    • Who can apply for Chevron Open Minds?

      Any Calgary teacher can apply. Submit your application with a proposal by May 12, 2022 describing how you would plan an extended interdisciplinary study week for your class at Spark.

    • How much does Chevron Open Minds cost?

      The Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District cost is $1,250 per week including bussing.

      Independent Schools cost $1,500 per week including bussing.

    • How do I apply?

      Applications will open at the end of February 2022 and close on May 12, 2022

      Details about the application process can be found here.

    • What happens once my class is accepted?

      Successful applicants will be required to attend orientations to prepare for their Open Minds year. Professional development opportunities are also provided to support educators accepted into the program.

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