FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE WE?
We are a STEAM- based education program focused on life sciences and biology. Our passion is biology and our goal is to foster curiosity in kids for the living world around them and their role in it. These fledgling biochemists, molecular biologists, doctors and astrobiologists are the future, and we want to give them the foundational skills to reach their potential using a fun, engaging and hands-on approach.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE BIOTROOPERS LESSON PLAN?
The format is designed to encourage kids to critically think, make decisions and solve problems, in addition to learning biology concepts. Our lessons have been developed with experts from the specific fields with years of real life experience to ensure the experience is authentic.
Each day of the week will have an exciting theme (eg. genetics, forensic biology, paleontology etc), and we will use the Scientific methodology (more on this here: https://www.britannica.com/science/scientific-method) to understand each day's topic. Following background research and asking the research question, the students will formulate a hypothesis and test it using hands-on experiments. Kids will fill in their observations (such as images from under a microscope) and conclusions into a lab notebook (support will be provided to the younger ones as needed) which they’ll bring back home to share with the family.
WHAT AGE GROUP OF KIDS CAN REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM?
We are currently enrolling Grade 1- 4 kids into the 2023 spring break program. Future plans include expanding the curriculum to higher grades.
WHAT IS THE STUDENT TO INSTRUCTOR RATIO?
We aim to have a maximum of 4 students per instructor to ensure individual attention is provided to each student, and the content and pace of instruction is adjusted to each student's level.
WHEN DOES REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 2023 SPRING BREAK CAMP?
Spring break camp details are on the Registration page. We are accepting registrations now, and will be actively sharing details on social media in early January, 2023.
WILL BIOTROOPERS BE CONDUCTING SUMMER WORKSHOPS IN 2023?
Yes! BioTroopers will be offering summer workshops in 2023 with updated curriculum, so our spring break alumni continue to have new content and new things to discover! More details and location will be announced closer to date.
WILL BIOTROOPERS BE CONDUCTING AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES IN 2023-24?
Yes! BioTroopers will be offering after school programming starting September 2023 through the school year. More details and location will be announced closer to date.
CAN I SCHEDULE A MEETING TO LEARN MORE?
Absolutely- we would be happy to connect! We highly encourage you to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting where we can answer all your questions.
WHAT PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY OFFERED AND WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
We are excited to launch our 2023 Spring Break Biology Workshop from Mar 13 - 17, 2023. Programs are 3h long, and you have an option to book one of the following slots:
1. 9am-12pm, OR
Workshops will be conducted at the Zebra Robotics, Oakville location (407 Iroquois Shore Rd Unit #10, Oakville, ON L6H 1M3).
To get enrolled, please visit our registration page.