Camps and Apprentices

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Science camp and initiation to laboratory work Bioscience apprentices

Science camps: to learn about the various facets of science!

The Armand-Frappier Museum's microbiology and biotechnology camps were established in the summer of 1995 by the late Dr. Lise Frappier Davignon, a researcher in epidemiology. As for the environment camp, it was offered for the first time in the summer of 2003. A fourth camp program was added to the Museum’s summer program in 2009; the human health camp. In 2013, a fifth program, an initiation to the biosciences camp, intended for 6 to 8 year olds, was added. A sixth camp, the neurosciences camp, was launched in the summer of 2017. The seventh camp program, which focuses on immunology, came out in 2018. An eighth camp program is in preparation for the 2019 spring break. To date, the Museum's camps have initiated nearly 3500 young people into bioscience experimentation. If you have curious young people between the ages of 6 and 13 at home, register them without delay.

Bioscience apprentices: an initiation into the world of scientific research

Since 2002, the Bioscience apprentices program has allowed more than 600 secondary 3, 4 and 5 students from more than 180 different schools to experience an immersion in the world of research! The Bioscience apprentices program is a summer activity during which young people interested in science have the privilege of spending a complete week in a laboratory of the Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier and carrying out a research project in the company of a student-researcher at the masters or doctoral level. This activity is free of charge for the participants. However, since places are limited, rigorous selection, based on motivation, is applied.