What We Do
“The best presentation I have ever seen with my students was by Dr. Lucio through the Alberta Science Network, and was entitled “Chemistry All Around You.” Dr. Lucio has a wonderful sense of humor and the uncanny ability to grab the attention of students and to never let it go, not even for a second of his hour long presentation. He is a dedicated professional who shares his scientific knowledge and love of science in a way that is infectious, entertaining, and educational, all at the same time.
Through the Alberta Science Network, I have had the pleasure of receiving many exceptional educational opportunities, including professional development sessions, guest speakers and presentations, over the past 8 years. I teach grade 7 Science at St. Albert the Great school in Calgary, and I am in my 11th year of teaching. I have taught Science 7 for about 7 years, and continue to learn different ways to teach the curriculum to my students and get them excited about scientific careers for the future.”
Our enthusiastic volunteer scientists and engineers offer unique face-to-face opportunities like this for thousands of students and their teachers every year! The presentations are accessible to all schools at no cost – limited only by volunteer availability.
Our Mission | We bring science to life for kids through hands on activities and provide educators with tools and resources to get kids excited about science.
Our Vision | Kids inspired by science who have fun discovering its relevance to everyday life. Uniquely Albertan for over 20 years. Our volunteers have reached hundreds of thousands of students across the province, sharing their passion for science!
Our Accomplishments | With barely six months of full operations here are some of our accomplishments:
- 43,101 students experienced face-to-face science experiences delivered by volunteer scientists, engineers and STEM experts
- 933 teachers participated in 53 hands-on science professional development workshops – potentially impacting 23,325 more students
- 1,236 students experienced a full-day science program
- $0 cost to schools thanks to the generosity of ASN’s supporters