This year Bright Lights in the Lab was hosted on the new UTS site at 30 Humbert Street. Thanks to the support of our donors, sponsorship from Agnico Eagle and Bayer Canada and primarily because of Firefly founder Heather Fraser's ongoing generosity, we were also able to offer scholarship opportunities to 14 students.
From July 8 - 19 the Explorers (Grade 7, 8 and 9) and Researchers (Grade 10, 11 and 12) did a deep dive into the world of neuroscience, with our teachers and researchers, to develop their lab skills and conduct their own research. We know that parents and camp supporters were very impressed with their work when they attended the Open House on our final day.
During the second week we welcomed the Animators (Grade 5 and 6) who in 5 short days create and produced amazing stop motion animated films that will teach us all something we need to think about when it comes to healthy brains. This great work is made possible by our teachers and our community partners at the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS). The animators make every day inspiring and fun. We will be posting the films as soon!
This year our teaching team included 12 dedicated individuals who are teachers, researchers, scientists, artists and animators. We are grateful to them all and would like to offer special thanks to Alan Kraguljac, our Camp Director and Makeda Daley from University of Toronto Schools, for their tireless efforts to make this camp possible.
Please check out some photos in our gallery below, or see all the daily action
on our Facebook page - Firefly Stay Bright