Hello! My name is Natalie Selinger. I am currently in my third year of studies at the University of Regina. I hope to complete a Secondary Education degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Inclusive Education. I am very passionate about all aspects of science, health, sport, art, inclusion, and community. I hope to reinvent the ways in which we think about, teach, and approach scientific concepts. This includes the introduction of Indigenous ways of knowing, inquiry approach, and problem solving.
I am employed at EYES where in May and June, I deliver educational and uplifting workshops from students in grades one through nine who attend schools across southern Saskatchewan. In July and August, I am an instructor who leads a science, engineering, and technology camp weekly at the university. Here I do scientific demonstrations as well as guide campers through activities rooted in science, engineering, and technology practices created by the staff. The activities and demonstrations correspond with the Saskatchewan curricula for grades one through nine. In the fall and winter months, I am an EYES Clubs instructor, where I develop new activities and demonstrations that campers can explore on Saturday afternoons. I have also created an All Girls Club, a branch of EYES which focuses on encouraging young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math careers. This program occurs after school and tackles relevant global issues such as climate change, sustainable energy sources, infrastructure design, and technological discoveries.
When I am not at the university working or attending classes, I enjoy playing and coaching ringette. I have been a member of the ringette community for over ten years and began coaching fall of 2017. I discovered a lot about myself coaching a young group of grade four to six girls and further developed myself as an instructor, motivator, and positive role model. Ringette itself has taught me fantastic teamwork and social skills including patience, compassion, positivity, and the importance of listening.
I have always been interested in the area of teaching and am ecstatic to be starting my journey! Explore the various pages to learn more.