Pre-Conference Workshops


The following pre-conference workshops and events on July 8th can be registered for via the Conference Registration page “Register Now”


1. Callysto Workshop at STEM 2021

 “Teaching Digital Workforce Skills in the Classroom”

Time: Wednesday July 8th, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (3 hours)

Coding, computational thinking, and data science are important skills for the growing digital workforce. In this workshop, teachers will learn how to add these skills into their classrooms by using Callysto – a federally-funded, online, curriculum-tied tool designed for Grades 5-12 students. Educators who use Callysto in their classrooms will lead the session. Participants are asked to bring their own laptops where possible, so they can jump into Callysto tutorials.  For more information on the Callysto project, please visit

Fee: Free

Location: UBC Earth Sciences Building (ESB), 2207 Main Mall, Room ESB 4133 (PIMS Lounge)

Maximum Registration: 40 delegates


2. Vancouver Aquarium – Ocean Wise Conservation Association at STEM2021

“Experiential Ocean Literacy Workshop”

Time: Wednesday July 8th, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (1.5 hours)

What is Ocean literacy and how do you teach about an environment that most people never experience? The ocean plays such a large part in our society, yet it often goes unnoticed as we move through our daily lives. Through this workshop, you will get hands on with the ocean our unique live animal classrooms – the Wet Labs and learn how we engage students and teachers with Ocean literacy in and out of their classrooms.

Fee: Free with STEM2020 Conference Registration Badge (Self Transportation).

Location: Vancouver Aquarium –

Max Registration: 32 delegates


3. UBC Walking Tours

Time: Wednesday July 8th, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (1.5 hours)

UBC is a big place — but our knowledgeable student ambassadors can help make it a bit smaller.  This walking tour will orientate you to Vancouver Campus, its museums, landmarks, science exhibits, Faculties, and key contemporary and historic buildings.

Fee: Free

Location: UBC Earth Sciences Building (ESB), 2207 Main Mall, Main Entrance.

Maximum Registration: 100 delegates


“Register Now”