Alberta Science Network

ASN's Impact


We are delighted to share our Report to the Community 2019!

The Alberta Science Network is pleased to announce that we will be expanding our award-winning Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program into Fort McMurray in September 2019. We are recruiting volunteers and will make the program available on a topic by topic basis.

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 24,791 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 41 workshops for 664 attendees this year, and new partnerships with Alberta Education Regional Consortia in Central and Southern Alberta expanded our reach in rural communities.

ASN Report to the Community 2019

Some highlights:

 - Fort McMurray here we come!

 - Face to face with 66,810 grade 1-12 students and their teachers

- 1,108 Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom visits to 24,791 students

 - 21,668 students awed by Chemistry All Around You presentations

- 1,146 grade 6 students Walk(ed) Through the Forest

Read the full report here.


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.

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