Here are presented the models that we offer for children the youth and the families. Aim for all the activities is to inspire children and youth about science and encourage them towards studying in University in the future. Aim is also to offer meaningful activities in the leisure time and to provide positive experiences. Most of our services are in Finnish or in Swedish at the moment.

Global Challenges for Youth Forum June 8.-9.

Global Challenges for Youth Forum 2022 deals with climate science and climate education. The event is targeted to all youth interested in growing their knowledge on climate and environmental change. Participants get to participate in various keynote lectures, workshops, and discussions, solve climate related challenges through an interactive climate narrative, study effects of land cover change in Taita Hills, Kenya, and much more.

The annual conference is organized with Teachers’ Climate Change Forum (TCCF), bringing together youth and teachers. The conference is organized by University of Helsinki Science Education (a part of national LUMA Centre Finland) and Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR).

The forum is free of charge, and it is held in English.

Science Clubs

Science clubs have been organized since 2003 as interdisciplinary and as focusing on an individual field of science.The clubs have usually some kind of theme so the activities build a coherent entity. Our clubs get children excited about the sciences and provide them with positive experiences. Clubs are an opportunity for maintaining a long-term science hobby and they met on a weekly basis. At the moment we are arranging clubs in chemistry, in maths and in programming.

Science Camps

Organizing science camps has been a part of the operations since 2004. The camps have been very popular and arranged during school summer breaks, mostly in June. Some of our camps are discipline specific, and some are multidisciplinary theme camps.

Science camps in summer 2022

During the summer of 2022 we are arranging five science camps for children aged 10-12 years on the first two weeks of schools' summer vacation. First week, from 6th to 10th of June there will be two multidisciplinary camps and one chemistry camp. On the second week, 13th-17th of June there will be two multidisciplinary camps.

Science camps will be held in Finnish and they are free of charge. We offer lunch and afternoon snacks for the participants

Discover space June 6 - June 10, 2022 and June 13 - 17, 2022

What is a galaxy? What are space travel? Can plants be grown in space? At the Discover space camp, you get to explore space together with Silmu! At the camp we will explore space, build rockets and robots as well as learn about space cultivation. Space tourism combines chemistry, biology, geography and programming. In the camp you will through a variety of games and other activities. So fasten your spaceship's seat belts, put on an astronaut helmet and join an exciting exploration of space with Silmu!

Note. During the camp, an excursion can be made outside the Kumpula campus by public transport.

Environmental researchers 6 June – 10 June 2022 and 13–17 June 2022

Come to the university as a researcher to solve the scientific mysteries related to our environment! At the Environmental esearchers Camp, we learn about sustainable development, people, robotics and water by studying and working together. We also explore the chemistry of food and of course prepare and eat these delicacies! Interesting research, new friends and a nice activities to do together, so come along!

ChemistryLab Gadolin: Wonderful environment 6 June – 10 June 2022

What kind of world do we live in? How does chemistry relate to everything around us? Dive into the wonderful world of chemistry through fun and exciting activities! During the Wonderful Environment camp, you get to know everyday chemical phenomena, modern technology and chemistry research. The camp consists of exploratory laboratory work, spectacular demonstrations and molecular gastronomy.

Introductory courses for upper secondary School students

Introductory courses are particularly good for upper secondary school pupils who are trying to decide what to study in the future. However, the courses welcome everyone who is interested in the topic. Many of the introductory courses are also MOOCs, online courses available to everyone.