About the QUILLS Programs
The Queen’s University Indigenous Land-based Learning STEM (QUILLS) Program is five STEM Learning Bundles bringing together Indigenous land-based knowledge, Ontario Science curriculum outcomes, and locally conducted STEM studies. QUILLS is a collaborative project, drawing on the expertise of local Indigenous knowledge holders, teachers, and Queen’s STEM faculty, and is geared towards integrating the themes of the biodiversity crisis, global climate change, traditional Indigenous knowledge systems and the environment, invasive species, and contaminants in the environment. Click here to learn more about the collaborative team that created these resources.
In addition to the Learning Bundles, QUBS is also creating short videos to accompany each bundle, and facilitating professional development sessions for local teachers.
We recommend that anyone using these lessons read the following Teacher’s Guide first. This gives important information about how to deliver these activities in a good way.
The links below give guidance on what order to deliver the activities, descriptions of the big ideas, and details on knowledge keeper support for each bundle.
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This program was primarily funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Promoscience program, secured by QUBS (Principal Investigator, Dr. Stephen Lougheed). Additional funding was gratefully received from the Community Foundation of Kingston & Area and the Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Education (MSTE) Group.