Red Hot Science
Spark your interest or your student’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with a fun-filled morning or afternoon spent at Red Deer Polytechnic.
You and your students will learn a lot while having fun participating in a variety of hands-on activities.
We welcome youth from across central Alberta to participate in Red Hot Science.
Whether you’re in elementary school, junior high or high school, we work with your teachers and youth group leaders to customize activities so you have an enjoyable STEM experience. You can choose from the following types of activities:
conduct experiments and activities in RDP's biology, chemistry and physics labs
learn about different types of engineering and technology projects
create simple coding, build robots and learn other digital skills through information and activities provided by CanCode
Groups participate in activities led by Red Deer Polytechnic instructors and current students.
Typically, we have time for up to three activities in each Red Hot Science experience. We can organize these activities for you to attend RDP, or we can also discuss opportunities to bring these activities to other facilities where you meet (e.g. a youth centre, community hall, library or other locations).
In the past, we’ve welcomed Indigenous youth, Scouts and Girl Guides, and a variety of school, homeschool, youth and community groups to join us for the Red Hot Science program.
Volunteer Experiences for Current Red Deer Polytechnic Students
If you are a current student at Red Deer Polytechnic and would like to help facilitate a Red Hot Science experience for central Alberta youth, please email us.
This is a fun volunteer experience that helps you put your STEM education to practice, while having fun and adding valuable experiences to your resume.
Thank You to our Sponsors and Supporters
Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located and universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide.