High School Workshops

Registration is now closed!

Our 2017 Workshop Season is now full. Sign up for our workshops mailing list in order to be notified when registration for our 2018 season opens.
If you have any further inquiries about our workshops, contact us at workshops@geeringup.ca.

Our instructors bring 1 to 1.5 hour workshops straight to the classrooms with interactive demonstrations, activities, and take-home projects for students to create. Teachers can sit back, relax, and watch their students become engaged in the fun of science and engineering. Our highly-trained Instructors will adapt each workshop to suit the individual strengths and challenges of each class. Please contact us to discuss how we can customize our workshops for your group.

We are based out of the UBC Point Grey campus, and our Vancouver Area workshops include Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, North Van, West Van and Surrey.



Workshops are available:

Before Recess (9:00-10:00)
After Recess (10:30-11:30)
After Lunch (1:00 – 2:00)

This can be altered to fit your school’s bell schedule. Workshops include two instructors and all demonstration and project materials.


1 Workshop – $130
3 Workshops* @ $115 each = $345 (Same day – 1 before recess, 1 after recess, and 1 afternoon)
6 Workshops* @ $100 each = $600 (Same day – 2 before recess, 2 after recess, and 2 afternoon)

*Bulk Rates: We offer discounted rates when multiple workshops are booked on the same day by the same school. These reduced rates are based on the considerable savings in transportation costs. Please note that workshops must follow the schedules below to qualify for the discounted rates.

Travel Fees: apply to all schools outside of Vancouver. This helps offset the cost of vehicle rental and extra staff hours.

+$15 travel fee per day for schools in Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, North Vancouver, West Vancouver

+$30 travel fee per day for schools in Delta, Surrey, Coquitlam, Langley, Port Moody

Workshop Topics

Come learn about light! We will break down some weird phenomena, and explore refraction and reflection with mirrors, lenses and lasers!

BC Science Curriculum links:
Grade 8: Light Can Behave as a Wave or a Particle;
Grade 11: Optics

Forces are everywhere in our day to day lives, but they are also a major consideration for engineering projects. Step into the shoes of an engineer and design your own project to deal with the forces around us!

BC Science Curriculum links:
Grade 10: Motion
Grade 11: Newton’s Laws, Forces, Energy
Grade 12: Dynamics, Work, Energy

Students will use their existing knowledge of circuits and electricity, as well as learn a new skill: breadboarding! Join Geering Up in exploring how electronics works and what amazing things it can do.

BC Science Curriculum links:
Grade 9: Circuits: Voltage, Current and Resistance
Physics 12: Electric circuits

Learn how biology concepts play into the medical field! Students get the chance to be an epidemiologist and biomedical engineer for a day!

BC Science Curriculum Links:
Grade 8: Life processes are performed at the cellular level.
Biology 11: Cell Biology
Biology 12: Human Biology

Students will apply their knowledge of the real world to programming, specifically object-oriented design. Start with a blank page and finish with a simple animation of a zoo containing the animals programmed by students themselves!

BC Science Curriculum links:
Applied Design, Skills and Technologies 8 & 9: Computational thinking
Science 9: Computational thinking

Become a game designer! A look into the code of a classic videogame will familiarize students with core programming principles. Students will make the game their own by changing variables and adding methods. Changes may include powerups, more enemies, and even another player!

BC Science Curriculum links:
Applied Design, Skills and Technologies 8 & 9: Computational thinking
Science 9: Computational thinking