July 14, 2020 – SpaceQ

Shad Canada is taking its programming virtual and has partnered with Blue Origin for a 20-day program that includes a spaceflight competition.

Shad Canada is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and entrepreneurship not-for-profit registered charity for students in grades 10 and 11.

Shad Canada programs are usually month-long where students work on issues including food security, water management and waste. Part of the goal is to prepare them to tackle social and economic challenges.

This year COVID-19 has forced them to rethink their program. The end result is that 600 high school students are participating in synchronous online sessions which started on July 6. Programming also includes asynchronous sessions allowing for participation from different time zones and home life responsibilities.

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