For Educators




Why CLS? 

Science, Technology, Environment, and Math (STEM) Education internationally has been tasked to change how students learn at every level of education – more experiential learning about and through inquiry practises. Here at CLS we focus on building strong connections between science education and science research in our educational programming and resources. 

Programs and Events

Undergraduate Research

This program offers the opportunity for undergraduate students to take part in their own synchrotron research offered through an undergraduate course. For more information please contact our Education Programs Lead - Tracy Walker.

Students on the Beamlines

This school-based program offers opportunities for high school students to design and participate in their own synchrotron experiments with the help from their teachers and CLS mentors. 

Light Source Student Experience

This new program is an engaging inquiry for secondary students to experience a synchrotron-based investigation of everyday science that is connect to curriculum. 

Teacher Professional Development
Teachers' Workshop

Looking to have a speaker at your profession development opportunity? We can come out and provide information about our programming, events, and the synchrotron The CLS also offers a professional development opportunity for teachers called the Teachers' Workshop. This program provides teachers with knowledge and familiarity of the synchrotron facility, techniques, and safety training required for beamline use. To participate in Students on the Beamlines, a teacher supervisor must attend the annual Teachers' Workshop.

Lessons and Resources

Activities and lesson plans connected to science curricular goals and outcomes that are designed for classroom use.

How to Get Involved

Are you a teacher or professor interested in providing authentic scientific inquiry to your students?

Our educational programming focuses on providing students with the opportunity to do real science, and this can only be done with teachers and professors who want to get involved. If you are interested in any of the above programming or would like more information you can contact us!

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Contact Us

Tracy Walker
Education Programs Lead  
Phone: 306-657-3525

Anna-Maria Boechler 
Education Coordinator

Phone: 306-657-3745

how can we help?

If you’re looking for information on how you can use CLS techniques in your research program, please contact us using this form.

Example queries may include: Feasibility around a potential experiment? A scientific problem we can help you solve? Is your question related to a specific technique? Do you want to know more about how to apply for beamtime?

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