Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be heading to the International Space Station later this year and will have an experiment to conduct with help from students across Canada, including some from Saskatchewan.
It’s through a not-for-profit organization called Let’s Talk Science which promotes education in the sciences to prepare students for a future in what is becoming a world more reliant on technology.
President Bonnie Schmidt says their organization supplies free programs to schools and volunteers across the country to help to bring the topics to life.
There are volunteers from the University of Saskatchewan who help out in this province.
Their latest program promotes digital literacy by teaching students how to code for a research project with Saint-Jacques.
The digital literacy program is funded by the federal government and SAP, which is a software company.