Visitors - Family & Youth


ASPIRE (Arts & Science Programs Inspiring Research & Exploration) at the University of Lethbridge will target different disciplines and different age groups in year-round activities with the common aim of promoting ASPIRE and educating children and youth as the leaders of tomorrow.

  • Aboriginal Outreach

    The Aboriginal Outreach Program by Michelle Hogue provides safe, culturally relevant community learning environments for Aboriginal students to build positive engaging experiences while learning about science, technology and math (STM).

    Aboriginal Outreach
  • Destination Exploration

    Destination Exploration provides young people in kindergarten to grade 9 with positive, interactive, educational and social learning experiences that promote science, technology, teamwork and leadership. Grade 0-9.

    Destination Exploration
  • Fun with Math

    Fun with Math provides students with the opportunity to explore and interact with mathematics in both a fun and competitive atmosphere through problem solving and exposure to different fields of mathematics. Grade 7-12.

    Fun with Math
  • High School iGEM

    High school students work directly with U of L undergraduates and graduate students on developing and executing a research project within the frame of the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition, providing a high quality hands-on science experience, forging unique mentor mentee relationships between the high school and university students. Grade 9-12.

    High School iGEM
  • Let's Talk Science

    By providing free hands-on activities to youth, it is the aim of the Let’s Talk Science Program to promote science by showing its impact in everyday life, to demonstrate that high-quality science delivers meaningful results, and to instill critical thinking skills in youth to enable them to make informed judgements about science. Grade 6-12.

    Let's Talk Science

    LUMACS stands for Life, U, Mathematics and Computer Science. LUMACS programs provide education and information to the general community, both inside and outside of the university, on how math and computer science are a part of everyone’s lives. Grade 1-12.

  • Problem-Solving with Puzzles

    This is an exploration of critical thinking and problem solving skills, done through puzzles and games. Grade 6-12.

    Problem-Solving with Puzzles
  • The Chem Guys

    The Chem Guys deliver high-quality chemistry demonstration shows to a wide range of students at all levels of schooling (elementary, middle, high, and post-secondary) in order to increase their interest in and excitement about science. Grade 1-12.

    The Chem Guys

Brain Awareness Week

Each year the Lethbridge Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience recognizes Brain Awareness Week (BAW). BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) engages in a week-long celebration of the brain for people of all ages.

Brain Awareness Week

Culture Vulture Saturdays

Hands-on art activities, for all ages, related to art exhibitions at the U of L Art Galleries.

Culture Vulture Saturdays

Conservatory of Music programs

Musicians of any age and level can study privately, in a class, or ensemble setting. The Conservatory provides aspiring musicians throughout the community with opportunities to receive quality instruction in a friendly and personal environment. Watch for summer camps, too.

Conservatory of Music programs

Annual Math Kangaroo Contest

This prestigious event is held nationally every year, with various cities across Canada acting as hosts for their local areas - all on the same day.

Annual Math Kangaroo Contest

Learning Quest Summer Science Camps

Our Learning Quest Summer Science Camps are a full week of fun every July and August. Campers will enjoy a variety of science based and recreational activities (we swim twice a week). Campers are taken on adventures all over campus and often get to participate in faculty lead activities in University labs. Our priority is to make science FUN!

Learning Quest Summer Science Camps