Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science (NS YES!) is a group of parents, teachers, students, and professional scientists working to create enjoyable and educational science experiences for Nova Scotia youth.
NS YES! emerged from the belief that Nova Scotia must recognize that the scientists and entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in our classrooms today. These students will develop the businesses and industries that will provide stable employment for the future. Today, these students develop and showcase their talents, abilities, and creativity though activities such as science fairs, demonstrating the ability to take an idea from conception through to a successful conclusion.
NS YES! is a non-government, non-profit organization that is overseen by a volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to inspire young Nova Scotians to experience science in their lives, and to celebrate their discoveries.
Some fascinating times are coming in education. The focus is being shifted from teaching to learning. Universities around the globe are getting on board with PBL - problem based learning. It looks as if it will take root this time.
Fifty Years ago, the post-war world was shaken by Sputnik. Suddenly, the world realized that, in the areas of science and technology, the Soviets had pulled ahead. President Kennedy of the United States set a target of putting Americans on the moon by the end of that decade. Committees from all levels of the education community rose to the challenge by totally revamping science curricula.