X-Chem Outreach


Celebrate Science Literacy Week from Sept 21st-27th by registering for our free Glo Germ activity kit.  Please complete this form to register.



With the Covid-19 pandemic, X-Chem Outreach has currently ceased all in-person outreach work.  X-Chem Outreach is abiding by all StFX University policies regarding the closure and limitation of programs.  At this time we will not be offering in-person workshops this fall.  We will follow all health protocols and guidelines set by Nova Scotia Public health to ensure our community camps will be a safe, sanitary environment.  We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates as information becomes available.



Watch the following about XChem!


"Ice and Slime: X-Scitement" 


X-Chem is a multifaceted outreach program with over 20 years of experience engaging youth in science. Our goal has always been to inspire curiosity in youth and to stimulate an interest in science. We do this by providing children with an opportunity to do hands on science and to connect children to working scientists. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to take part in science; regardless of location, socio-economic status, or culture. This is why X-Chem Outreach brings science to children!  

X-Chem est un programme de sensibilisation à multiples facettes avec plus de 20 ans d'expérience engageant les jeunes en science. Notre objectif a toujours été d'inspirer de la curiosité aux jeunes et de stimuler l'intérêt pour la science. Nous faisons cela en offrant aux enfants, l'occasion de faire de la science et de mettre en contact les enfants et les scientifiques. Nous croyons que tous les enfants devraient avoir l'opportunité de participer à la science; n'importe leur localisation, statut socioéconomique ou culture. C'est pourquoi X-Chem Outreach offre de la science aux enfants!

Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500 communities nation wide.  Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca.