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ACCREDITED High School Programming

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Atlantic Academy of Space

ATLAS (Atlantic Academy of Space), an accredited program by the Nova Scotia Department of Education, offers high school students in Atlantic Canada an exciting opportunity. The two-week ATLAS summer academy provides participants with the chance to delve into space engineering and technology through an intensive CubeSat satellite design program at Dalhousie University. Notably, all students who take part in this academy can now claim high school credit for their involvement.

ATLAS aims to promote gender parity and inclusivity by striving for a 50% enrollment of Indigenous and Black students, thereby addressing the need for increased diversity in the sector. Beyond the satellite design program, ATLAS extends its impact by delivering workshop series in high school classrooms. This initiative, provided free of charge to students in the region, offers critical guidance and insight into STEM careers and academic opportunities within the space sector.

Mlkiknewawti Land-Based Education Program

Mlkiknewawti (mel-gig-new-oh-di) invites Indigenous youth to embark on a 10-day overnight, land-based learning experience. This program is accredited by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and participants have the opportunity to claim a high school credit upon completion.

Mlkiknewawti, which translates to “road of strength” in Mi’kmaq, is hosted in collaboration with the Ulnooweg Education Centre and Indigenous partners including Elders and Knowledge Keepers. This program centres community priorities and educational goals through engaging students in land-based activities. During Mlkiknewawti students explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a lens that blends Western science with Traditional Knowledge. This approach, known as Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing), encourages students to explore STEM through impactful, hands-on, experiential learning while building real-world connections between themselves and STEM.

High School Programming