5378 Students * 32 Communities * 6 Weeks
Over the course of six weeks this Fall, two Nutrien Seed Survivor mobile truck and trailer units travelled throughout Saskatchewan visiting schools to teach students about growing healthy plants. The mobile units reached 32 communities as far North as Prince Albert and all the way to Esterhazy and Shaunavon, giving remote communities access to a fun, interactive learning experience that normally would require travel to an urban center.
The program encourages students in Grades 1 to 6 to master the elements that plants need to grow through multi-media and virtual reality games inside the trailer on water, light, soil, nutrients and growth. And outside of the trailer the students are guided through a plant nutrient lesson and get to plant a seed to take home and grow.
"Our experience with the Seed Survivor tour was very positive! The students loved the opportunity to plant their own seeds, and there was great, curriculum based information that went along with it. The staff was friendly and professional, and did a fantastic job!"
The Seed Survivor mobile units are provided in partnership by Nutrien Ltd, with our AITC-SK staff delivering the educational presentations to the students. The Seed Survivor team worked hard to reach 5,378 students in the short time span of only six weeks, providing these students with agricultural experiences to help them understand where their food comes from.
In Spring, the Nutrien Seed Survivor mobile units will hit the road again and continue their tour of visiting schools throughout Saskatchewan! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be the first to know when registration opens.
"Our school thoroughly enjoyed this learning experience for our kids. They loved all the games, activities, and most of all planting their own sunflower. The presenters were very patient, knowledgeable and understanding of all our students. There is no doubt in my mind that every school in the Province would benefit from this experience! Thanks again!"