“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:
Our core programs, Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom and Teacher Workshops, provide interactive experiences that enrich science learning for students and their teachers. We bring science to life for kids through hands on activities and provide educators with tools and resources to get kids excited about science!
Other programs are offered in many regions – go to http://albertasciencenetwork.ca/programs.html to read more.“You never know which student in the class may be taking their very first steps toward a career in Science.” Dr. John Cox, Chair of Earth Sciences, Mount Royal University and ASN volunteer
Volunteer! | Our programs are excellent because our volunteers are outstanding! Is the Discovery Channel your favourite? Do you hate to miss an episode of NOVA or the Nature of Things? If you answered yes, you might like to be a Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom volunteer! Share your passion for with local students and help get kids excited about science! Find out more about volunteering at http://albertasciencenetwork.ca/involved_apply.html
Donate | Thanks to our generous donors, programs for all schools are FREE and Teacher Workshops are subsidized. To help us reach more students and their teachers please make a donation today at http://albertasciencenetwork.ca/involved_donate.html