Space Explorers Program

Through the Space Explorers Program, the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) at Western University offers Space Science and Technology themed programming on-campus during the summer and throughout the school year.  

At Western Space, we aim to empower children with the basic knowledge and workings of the many branches of planetary sciences. Our programs will expose the wonders of space science and technology and aim to fuel your child’s imagination to explore the universe. Participants will engage weekly in hands-on activities, daily projects, and demonstrations highlighting space focused issues in the fields of astronomy, biology, engineering, geography, and geology.

School Year Program:

PD Day  and March Break Camps

The Space Explorers Program is offering Space Science and Technology themed PD Day camps as well as a week long March Break camp on-campus for children in Grade 4/5/6.

For more information on PD Day camps, visit the PD Day Camps Information Page!
For more information on March Break camp, visit the March Break Camp Information Page!

Summer Program:

In the summer months of July and August, we offer a Space Science and Technology themed summer camp for children in Grade 4 to 8 (entering in September 2020) at Western University in London, Ontario.

Summer Camp (Grade 4, 5 and 6)

Campers will engage themed weekly in hands-on activities, daily projects and demonstrations highlighting space focused topics in the fields of astronomy, biology, engineering, geography, and geology.

For more information on summer camp, visit the Information Page!

Summer Academy (Grade 7 and 8)

Summer Academy is a 1-week summer camp for children in Grades 7 and 8. This is a more academic version of the camp with a blended learning experience where the participants will be learning about various topics in space science and technology and will engage in several experiments, hands-on activities, as well as discussions led by Western Space faculty and/or graduate students.

For more information on  our academy, visit the Information Page!

If your child is interested in the search for life beyond Earth, robotics, astronomy, or simply the thrill of exploration, this program is a perfect outlet for their curiosity and creativity!