Opaskwayak Cree Nation youth shares love of science through social media

A youth from Opaskwayak Cree Nation is sharing his love of science with other kids using videos published across social media. Simon Monteith – who goes by the moniker “Simon the Scientist” – began making videos on science to share with others at the beginning of the pandemic, when he was inspired to explain the virus to other kids. Monteith is now an award-winning creator who focuses on reaching children from Indigenous communities with educational videos produced in his kitchen. “I like to look at things from two or more perspectives,” said Monteith, who looks at science from a First Nations perspective. So far, he has produced around 60 videos to explain content on a variety of topics, including geology, technology, and chemistry. “It wasn’t really a specific thing that made me interested in science,” said Monteith. “It’s just sort of who I am.”

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