Your gift of any amount can help send a Nuu-chah-nulth child to science camp for one week.
*We will redirect you to the University of Victoria website to accept your donation.
Uu-a-thluk science camps help reconnect Nuu-chah-nulth children and youth to ocean resources, encouraging them to pursue jobs related to fisheries, marine science, medicine/health, chemistry, biology and environmental science/conservation.
Since 2005, Uu-a-thluk has partnered with Science Venture (a program based at the University of Victoria) and the University of Victoria to bring a combination of Western science and Nuu-chah-nulth traditional knowledge to kids in remote Nuu-chah-nulth communities.
Nuu-chah-nulth and other First Nations are underrepresented in careers like fishing/harvesting, aquatic biology and resource management. We are working to change that by fostering an interest in these areas from an early age through fun, hands-on learning.
The cost is usually too great for Nuu-chah-nulth families to send their children to summer camps, as unemployment rates are high in isolated west coast communities and travel costs are even higher. This is why delivering camps to Nuu-chah-nulth communities is critical – and so is your help.
To send your gift by cheque, please mail a cheque payable to the University of Victoria to the following address:
University of Victoria
Re: Uu-a-thluk Science Venture Camp
PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC
*Please attach a note or memo on the cheque that your gift is for the Uu-a-thluk Science Venture Camp.
You will be mailed an official tax receipt for your donation.
Klecko klecko (thank you) for your gifts. We value every single one.
What is Science Venture camp?
Science Venture is a non-profit organization that offers hands-on, minds-on science, engineering and technology for kids in grades 1 through 12. Science Venture’s programs are operated through the University of Victoria.
What else happens at science camp?
Uu-a-thluk works with Nuu-chah-nulth communities to incorporate traditional teachings into our science camps. This includes visits and teachings from Elders who hold a wealth of knowledge about managing our resources. We also ensure the science camps delivered in Nuu-chah-nulth communities have a focus on fisheries and the marine environment.