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October 16, 2019

ASN's Newsletter for Fall 2019 is out
Topics include:
- ASN's Annual Report to the Community
- Volunteer opportunities in the classroom and on the board
- How you can support ASN
- Fall PD opportunities
Read the full newsletter here
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October 19, 2019

Annual Rock 'N' Fossil Road Show in Calgary!

Bring your rocks, minerals and fossils to be identified - for FREE!
Scientists from the Geological Survey of Canada will answer your questions about rocks, minerals and fossils, and show you specimens from their collections. Learn more about the geology and paleontology of Alberta and Canada from experts!
Please come and join us at…
The Rock ‘N’ Fossil Road Show
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: drop in from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Country Hills Library
11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary
See map at: https://calgarylibrary.ca/your-library/locations/chill/

June 19, 2019 ASN report to the community 2019

Fort McMurray here we come!
ASN is excited to share our Report to the Community for the year ended June 2019. Read about our programs, accomplishments and exciting plans for the future.

This year we had face to face interactions with 66,810 grade 1 to 12 students and their teachers.
Read the full report here...

May 29, 2019

Our Spring Newsletter is landing in your inbox! Read about:

- Plans to launch in Fort McMurray
- The Great Canadian Giving Challenge
- Reaching more rural Alberta schools
- Volunteering with ASN ...and more
If you are not already a newsletter subscriber you can sign up here. We will only contact you 3-4 times per year and you can unsubscribe at any time!

April 7-13, 2019

ASN celebrates National Volunteer Week!
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. ASN's volunteers are the key to the success of our programs.. Without their passion for science and engineering, and enthusiasm to share it with students and their teachers we would not be able to reach out to students and to inspire them about science.
Each day this week a new profile will be added to our volunteer profiles page - please check to read about some of the amazing people who volunteer with us!
Thank you to all ASN volunteers for all that you do!

March, 2019

Calling APEGA members - The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) is looking for former and current professionals to complete a brief survey on workplace culture. Please take a few minutes to share your perspectives, and share this with your network. At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to enter to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards!

January 15, 2019

Our next Calgary charity casino will be on Thursday April 11 and Friday April 12 at Cowboy’s Casino, Calgary. For more information or to volunteer for this important fundraiser please contact Ed Kusmirski, Casino Chairperson.

September 20, 2018

Our fall newsletter is online! Find out what's new with ASN and how you can help us get kids excited about science! And there's information about upcoming Teacher Workshops and other news.. Please use the subscribe link to make sure you receive future newsletters (just 2-3 per year).
Read it here...

July 17, 2018 ASN report to the community 2018

Bringing science to life!
We are pleased to share our Report to the Community for the year ended June 2018. Please read what we have accomplished this year and spread the word about how ASN gets kids excited about science!

This year we reached 68,852 grade 1 to 12 students and their
teachers with our programs. Read the full report here...


May 8, 2018
Volunteer profile

Volunteer in profile is Elaine Gordon MSc Botany, Ecology, Retired,
Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom volunteer, Edmonton Region

Elaine has been volunteering with ASN in Edmonton since May 2016. She has done 18 classroom presentations to over 420 students. She presents Grade 4 Plant Growth and Changes and Grade 6 Trees and Forests. Thank you Elaine!
Read more...

April 15-21, 2018

ASN celebrates National Volunteer Week!
National Volunteer Week is when we take time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. At ASN we acknowledge that volunteers are essential to all that we do. It is their passion for science and engineering, and enthusiasm to share it with students and their teachers that helps us get kids excited about science.
Each day this week a new profile will be added to our volunteer profiles page - please check to read about some of the amazing people who volunteer with us!
Thank you to all ASN volunteers for all that you do!

April 10, 2018

ASN would like to acknowledge the generous contribution of Pratt & Whitney Canada for its support of our Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program in the Lethbridge region. This donation will allow ASN volunteers in SW Alberta to purchase supplies and equipment to enhance their in-classroom presentations. With this funding from Pratt & Whitney Canada, ASN will get more kids excited about science! Thank you.