The goal of these proposed scientific holidays is to organise scientific holidays of a high quality and level for children, adolescents and young adults in a language different from their mother tongue, to aid schools in their mission to educate youths by supporting them with classes of scientific discovery, aided by scientific researchers (in residence) and by welcoming lecturers.
These international holidays bring so much more than just a simple scientific or linguistic holiday. This mix of scientific and linguistic gives youths the possibility to explore all their horizons and to see what will interest them in their future. They share their cultures and dreams and they keep contact after the holiday, they grow up, and maybe see each other again for another exchange.
In addition to this scientific adventure, we offer exceptional guarantees regarding security so that your child can fully appreciate their holidays.
Our holidays are interesting and engaging whether in French, English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian or in Chinese...
Science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. as a Universal Language
From a certain point of view, we can consider science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. as a universal language. Since the basis of the sciences is the scientific method, any scientist can understand the experiment through the practice of it, even though they haven’t mastered the language of the research team. In addition, the scientific vocabulary has the advantage of being very similar in all languages, and in most cases, the technical words have the same root which allow for mutual understanding.
Science is also universal because it is here that the most important research is done, mainly by international teams to solve global problems.
Learning Science to Learn a Language?!
“Objectif Sciences International” is an association which specializes in the enjoyment of the sciences and has created numerous educational models formed on pedagogic bases.
Since 1992, while avoiding lectures and simplistic discoveries, Objectiv Sciences International has developed a model for scientific holidays that is both original and ambitious.
In Objectif Sciences International’s camps, the youths are not simply putting on a show but good performers of research.
These are the research projects which allow participants to find themselves in a total immersion of the camp’s language. English, French, Italian, Spanish, whatever the language is, the participants will find themselves learning and deepening their knowledge of this language through practice! With this link, the list of English Linguistic Camps, for example. To find the whole list, and all the languages of the linguistic holidays of this year, contact us!
While most of the participants come from countries where the Centre is located, every year more and more young people come from abroad to participate in scientific Objectif Sciences International stays.
In seeking solutions to the problems they have been given to solve, participants from other countries are conducting exciting and practical research projects. Since all activities involving children are conducted in French and with other French-speaking children, learning the language naturally takes part in the activities they love.
International cooperation of research teams
The collaboration of youth from different backgrounds to realize scientific projects brings a rich culture that gives a new dimension to their research. Objectif Sciences International offers international science camps Science Camps Our science camps are vacation camps where your children will discover a scientific domain which speaks to them: astronomy, archaeology, marine ecology... At the same time the will be able to do various outdoor activities: archery, swimming, hiking.... to prepare young people’s minds to be open to the international world, mobility and cooperation. Our teams enable the development of scientific and cultural curiosity which is essential for scientific cooperation.
On the same principle that Erasmus Mundus (international exchange which has experienced success after success), our association aims at promoting mobility and cooperation with third world countries in the field of higher education. The number of universities, courses, students and teachers from the EU and around the world who participate in the Erasmus program is rapidly increasing, demonstrating that higher education, the “European factory brand” is a guarantee of excellence. The Erasmus Mundus program aims to strengthen European cooperation and international ties in higher education, by supporting the organization of high-quality Masters courses and encouraging exchanges between students and teachers around the world and those of the European Union.
What mediation brings to scientific research Scientific Research Participate in scientific research research programs. Help advance research on oceans to help us understand them better. Do this on our nature courses on dolphins and whales.
The evolution of science today demands a high degree of specialization. Researchers are studying subjects that require an increasingly specific scientific knowledge for each discipline. It is currently creates a number of problems, the most obvious is the lack of understanding between researchers from different disciplines .
It is now necessary to create a new dimension in scientific research Scientific Research Participate in scientific research research programs. Help advance research on oceans to help us understand them better. Do this on our nature courses on dolphins and whales. , ensuring that the result can be shared by the largest number of people, that is to say, by directing the scientific results to the extension and communication of knowledge. During a mediation is the ability for citizens to grasp the issue of the scientific community, which begins to grow through partnerships between research and citizens.
The development of scientific camps really helps advance science: Through the relevant scientific findings that are uncovered during our stay, but also through communication of results at national, European or international.
International scientific Camps of Objectif Sciences International
Organizing scientific holiday camps of a high quality for children (regardless of their native language), support schools in their educational work through class scientific discoveries while hosting true professional scientific researchers and hosting symposia and seminars, is the goal of the Scientific Living Centres created by Objectif Sciences International.
These international holidays are more than just a scientific or summer school. The intermingling scientific stay and language course provides an opportunity for young people to meet people from all backgrounds and to keep them interested in anything that will createtheir future. They share their cultures, dreams, keep contacts after stay, grow, possibly revisit the occasion of a new exchange, university this time, etc.
The camps and scientific holidays of Objectif Sciences International have been designed specifically for youth of age from 7 to 18 years. They meet the expectations:
* Of parents, regarding safety, comfort, and quality education,
* Young people who wish to discover science and French, have fun, play sports and meet other young people.
To better meet the expectations of parents, The team consists of a linguistic referent speaking Spanish, Italian, English, Chinese or German ...
Our charter guarantees maximum safety for each of the activities we organize in-house or with other contractors.
In addition to the declaration of the holidays with the Departmental Directorate of Youth & Sports, we also warn each fire department, health services, police and veterinary services so that each of these services can to be informed of our presence in its territory and it can quickly come to our service if needed.
The different ways to communicate with us and your child :
* Every day the camp page, to which your child is registered, is updated.
* There are phone booths and computers in all our holiday centers so that your child can call you and/or write you an email.
* You can call the manager or director of each camp to receive news of your child, or if you have information to send him, etc.
All our contact information details is given to you on a single, complete sheet when you register your child, so that you may always find them quickly when you need them.
A real vacation for your child :
Even if we approach sometimes very serious topics and demand high levels of concentration, our first objective is and always will be to have a good time. Complementing leisure time with excellence - the holidays - science camps Science Camps Our science camps are vacation camps where your children will discover a scientific domain which speaks to them: astronomy, archaeology, marine ecology... At the same time the will be able to do various outdoor activities: archery, swimming, hiking.... or scientific holidays, allow your children to carry out various scientific projects while practicing various activities, whether they be sports, manual or artistic.
A single price, regardless of the chosen field of activity :
The rates of our holidays are deliberately independent of the topics addressed, so that you can choose the subject that interests your child without having to take into account the financial criterion. In general all prices are kept as low as possible.
Ongoing training and high level for our educators :
Our supervisors, are more than organizers, they are science educators. They received the Certificate of Suitability for the Animation Function (BAFA) and / or the Certificate of Suitability for steering function (ADB) and are engineers, researchers and sometimes research directors. Before someone can work with us, all of our team members must follow two compulsory courses on “science education” and “Managing a Research Project led by the Young.”
Such a model, that of the Research Project, actually demands more work from our organizers, but in reality the organizers are often the first to show the most enthusiasm. And above all we give them the means to be extremely efficient:
1 to 5 ratio between the children and the organizers (instead of, for example, from 1 to 12 young animator as recommended by Youth & Sport in France), we provide not only a quality difficult to match, but especially increased security in all areas.
Many educational meetings during the year. Before each holiday our educators must meet several times in educational meetings to prepare activities. For each stay we create and develop more of the Educational Project Activities Forms, Trunks Teaching and Projects sheets that are validated by researchers and engineers from the Professional Search. Every season ends with a Post-Camps where all of our educators meet for several days in a row.
Multiple technical training and teaching, particularly on the management of the research projects led by children.
Activities Directly Related to Research :
We regularly establish new bridges with researchers and engineers in the country. This allows us to validate our contents.
Children will have access to the scientific material needed for research. If this equipment is too large or too expensive to be transported to the camp site, your children will go to the laboratory or factory to access it under the supervision of the technicians who welcome us during these excursions, which are also unique in France.
Transport and direct access to our team :
If you wish to bring your own children to the camp site you will be welcome. This will be an opportunity for you to meet our educators. You will also be able to meet our partners and if you wish to participate in our educational work by attending our meetings, this will be an opportunity for everyone to improve every little detail to achieve perfection on our camps.
If you prefer to take advantage of one of our guided tours, the children will be welcomed on arrival at the airport by the members of our team. Just let us know when registering at departure in which city you want your child to be taken care of.
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