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We're collaborating with the Canadian Space Agency to help recruit future astronauts!

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) recently launched the Junior Astronauts campaign for teachers, educators, youth group leaders and young Canadians in grades 6 to 9. Junior Astronauts is a campaign that allows young Canadians to test their skills and knowledge, to understand the role they can play in future Canadian missions to the Moon, and to get excited about science and space.

Here are ways for CASC members to get involved

1. SHARE the initiative with YOUR organization’s teacher network & show CASC's collective reach!

Did you know the CASC network has one of the largest reaches to educators across the country? Help show our collective reach as a network and let us know how many grade 6-9 teachers you shared Junior Astronauts with for the opportunity to win one (1) FREE Registration to CASC 2020 Conference in Ottawa! The draw will take place in February 2020.

Click here to record the number of teachers you provided information to. Please update your numbers throughout the campaign so we can track how many grade 6-9 teachers CASC members have been reached! We LOVE data.

Here’s a sample message to send to teachers with information on the Junior Astronauts campaign.

2. Deliver Junior Astronaut activities in YOUR science centre/science museum and win an astronaut visit! 

Each CASC Full Member and eligible Affiliate Member has an opportunity to win a visit by an astronaut or space expert to your organization in spring 2020. All you have to do is register and complete at least one (1) of the activities available on the Junior Astronauts website by February 28 2020, with youth who are in grades 6-9, in any of the proposed streams: Science and Technology, Fitness and Nutrition, and Teamwork and Communication. The CSA will randomly select schools and organizations from every Canadian province and territory. The more streams you participate in, the more chances you will have (up to three)!

Note: Eligibility for the Contest will depend on proof of the activity being run with youth of grades 6 to 9 (Grade 6 to Secondary 3 in Quebec) in the form of a video posted on social media. A questionnaire also needs to be filled (see Terms and Conditions on the Junior Astronaut website).

Collective Impact: CASC Members & the CSA Junior Astronauts Program  

Teachers Reached

Number of Activities

Help young Canadians win a trip to the CSA's Junior Astronauts Camp!

Young Canadians who complete at least one activity in each of the streams by March 29 2020 can apply to take part in the CSA’s Junior Astronauts recruitment. Selected youth from across Canada will have the opportunity to go to the Canadian Space Agency in Saint-Hubert, Quebec for a week of training by astronauts, scientists and engineers. Certificates for completing an activity are provided by the host organization (templates available on the Junior Astronaut website) and youth will need to submit a video that addresses the question "Why I should be chosen to be a CSA junior astronaut" (with guardian consent). Four (4) winners per province and territory (for a total of 52 prizes) will be chosen through random draws to attend the Junior Astronaut Camp.


Posters, Visuals, Campaigns and more!

Streams and Activities

The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. We strive for reconciliation by working to transform existing relationships to emphasize open dialogue, mutual understanding and respectful collaborations.

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