Workshops for Teachers

Learn more about connecting kids & ag!

There are many opportunities for teachers to incorporate agriculture into their classroom teachings. Learn how at one of our events.

SCIENCE TEACHERS - Professional Development Workshop

Did you know that over one-third of Canada's ag-biotech industry is located in Saskatchewan?

Expand your own understanding of biotechnology so you can answer your student's questions, easily connect real-life examples to text book examples, and inspire your students to consider a career in biosciences!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Innovation Place, Saskatoon
Itinerary: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Zoë EhlertManager of the Doubled Haploid Lab and Trait Introgression at Nutrien Ag Solutions, Zoe and her team will give a tour of the laboratory facilities and highlight some of their latest research.

Daryl Falzarano —The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) is an advanced
containment level 3 facilities and a world leader in advancing human and animal health.

Tyler LefleyNow part of Aberhart AG Solutions (a farmer owned business that recently introduced sustainable,  elemental sulphur product to farmers), Tyler has worked with the Global Institute for Food Security and specialized in molecular cloning through involvement in several projects using CRISPR for gene editing.

A researcher from Okanagan Specialty Fruits will share the story of the Arctic Apple. Artic® apples aren’t slow browning or low browning. They’re nonbrowning. By silencing the enzyme that causes apples to brown when bitten, sliced or bruised popular apple varieties like Golden Delicious and Granny Smith can be enhanced with the Arctic Advantage benefit.

PLUS learn about AITC-SK's Biotech Kits and how you can incorporate the kit into your classroom either on your own or facilitated by one of our Program Coordinators.

For more information, contact Zach at zfellows@aitc.sk.ca or 306.914.6216.

Thank you for your interest, this Workshop is full.