We are delighted to share our Report to the Community 2016!
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.
Chemistry All Around You offers a unique look at the chemistry found in daily life. Dramatic presentations in school gymnasiums engage large numbers of students. We extended the reach of CAAY to Calgary, Red Deer and Grande Prairie this year.
2015 saw our Teacher Science Workshops program successfully launched in Edmonton. Supported by a generous grant from the Edmonton Community Foundation, we held 14 workshops to 142 teachers. Growing awareness of the program to attract more teachers is a goal for next year. In total we delivered 49 workshops to 644 educators.
- 65,799 students, and their teachers were reached
- 1,063 Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom presentations to 29,173 students
- 20,752 students amazed by Chemistry All Around You presentations
- 910 grade 6 students experienced full day Walk Through the Forest programs
- $0 cost to schools thanks to the generosity of ASN's supporters
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.