In 2011, WISE Kid-Netic Energy won the Actua & GE Canada Award for Leadership and Innovation. This award was created in 1998 as a way to recognize member organizations that have best exemplified the Actua spirit of innovation over the past year.

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Breaking news!

Six of our 23 workshops are now completely free of charge thanks to CanCode funding from the federal government. These six workshops are Codemakers Jr., Codemakers, Electricity #1, Electricity #2, Optics, and The Science of Music. See our workshop catalogue for more details!


What is a WISE Kid-Netic Energy workshop?

Take a look at our workshop catalogue or click here for our French catalogue! A WISE Kid-Netic Energy instructor will enter your classroom equipped with supplies, enthusiasm, and excitement for a jam-packed science, engineering, and technology workshop. These dynamic sessions consist of exciting demonstrations, interactive experiments, and hands-on activities.  Upon completion of the workshop, the class will have developed an excitement for science, engineering, and technology while interacting with positive university role models. 

Our workshops are designed, tried and tested with the Manitoba School Science Curriculum.


Who Usually Books Workshops?

  • Elementary, Middle and High Schools
  • Girl Guide and Scouting Groups
  • Home Schooling Groups
  • Day Cares and Nursery Schools


When do your workshops take place?

Our workshops are available year-round, but are dependent upon instructor availability.


Do you offer workshops outside of Winnipeg?

Yes!  We will deliver workshops to communities up to a distance of 200km outside of Winnipeg from September to April. From May to August, to communities throughout the province including Churchill, Norway House, Thompson, Flin Flon and more!.  Call or email us to get your community on our list of places to visit!


How much does a workshop cost?

Most workshops are offered for a nominal fee of $50. A minimum of TWO workshops must be booked per visit.


Why do we charge for the workshops?

We charge schools a nominal fee per workshop, but that does not meet our costs.  Depending on the amount of travel involved, the materials used during the presentation, and the wages of our undergraduate instructors, the actual cost is much higher.  In order for us to continue to deliver workshops, and reach as many youth as possible we charge, but not the full amount. We rely on sponsorship, and donations to cover the rest of our costs.


How do I pay for my workshops?

We will invoice you (your school or program) after you have recieved your workshops.  This is because there are often last minute changes to workshop bookings and in order to avoid any incorrect invoices, it simply makes sense to invoice after the fact!

Cheques can be made payable to the University of Manitoba, and payment can be mailed to:

University of Manitoba
Revenue, Capital and General Accounting
315 Administration Bldg
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2


What is an ENGAP presentation?

The University of Manitoba ENGAP (Engineering Access Program) Program in partnership with WISE Kid-Netic Energy send out instructors to deliver an ENGAP Presentation to Indigenous and Metis students across Manitoba with hopes of interesting students in pursuing their post-secondary education in Engineering, and to provide information on the benefits that ENGAP provides. 

This is a FREE WISE Kid-Netic Energy Workshop, as long as your classroom has a First Nations population of 40% or higher.  This opportunity is offered for grade 8 to 12 classrooms.


What is "Adopt-a-Class"?

Visit here for more information!


What do I do next?

  1. Take a look at our Workshop Catalogue. (Click here for our French Catalogue!)
  2. Talk to other teachers in your school so that you can book at least TWO workshops for your visit.
  3. Submit a Workshop Request Form