We are delighted to share our Report to the Community 2018!
Alberta Science Network was formed in 1991 to bring science to life for Alberta students and their teachers. Our signature program, Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom, inspires students with face-to-face, hands-on science presentations. This year we reached 27,144 students
Chemistry All Around You is a high excitement, large format presentation where loud and thrilling chemical reactions are demonstrated and their relation to everyday life explained. Dramatic presentations in school gymnasiums engage large numbers of students and make memorable impressions on students..
Our Teacher Science Workshops provide science curriculum linked teacher PD. We held 52 workshops for 878 attendees this year, and new partnerships with Alberta Education Regional Consortia in Central and Southern Alberta expanded our reach in rural communities.
- 68,852 students, and their teachers were reached
- 1,109 Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom presentations to 27,144 students
- 23,175 students amazed by Chemistry All Around You presentations
- 1,039 grade 6 students experienced full day Walk Through the Forest programs
- $0 cost to schools thanks to the generosity of ASN's supporters
Do you remember the “best day ever!” of your elementary school experience? Was it spent learning science?
ASN believes that science can and should be that much fun. Our mandate is to bring science to life by providing unique face-to-face experiences between grades K-12 students and teachers and subject matter experts. By making science fun, we increase students’ interest in science, their understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts, and their knowledge of STEM careers. We also increase teachers’ understanding of science and provide them with hands-on ways to bring curriculum to life in their classrooms.
While the intermediate and long-term outcomes of our work are difficult to quantify, we know that increasing students’ interest in science is essential to increasing enrolment in high school and post-secondary STEM programs. Ensuring that our future workforce is scientifically literate, with the skills and knowledge needed for tomorrow’s job market, begins by getting kids excited about science, and providing teachers with the tools and information they need to teach science in a fun and innovative way.