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July 2023ASN report to the community 2023

We invite you to read our Report to the Community for 2023!
ASN programs help make learning science fun, whether it's Chemistry All Around You, Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom or Teacher Workshops there's something for all. We also offer many curriculum related science videos that are free for all schools.

Scientists & Engineers-in-the Classroom visits have resumed and we are now taking requests for classroom visits in the 2023-2024 school year.
Read the full report here...

July 2022ASN report to the community 2022

Our Report to the Community for 2022 is now available.
Our second year online saw an increase in our offerings of curriculum related science videos for schools. These popular videos were viewed over 5,000 times!

Scientists-and-Engineers-in-the Classroom visits are resuming and there will be new PD workshops for the 2022-2023 school year!
Read the full report here...

January 2022
ASN's first newsletter of 2022 has been published. Read it here

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July 2021
ASN report to the community 2021

ASN's Report to the Community for 2021 is now available. This was a year like no other, but we are still here and ready for the 2021-2022 school year!
Read about Our Year Online and two upcoming Charity Casinos.
Read the full report here...

March Update 2021
ASN's volunteer scientists and engineers have created new videos to support students and teachers while in-person school visits are on hold.. The videos have been professionally recorded, and are FREE to use in Alberta classrooms.
Following a great response to our FREE online PD workshops more are planned for the coming months.
Read the March update for details about the FREE videos and how to access them. PD workshops are also FREE for teachers in all regions of Alberta, but you must pre-register.

January Update 2021
ASN has created a catalogue of FREE curriculum-related videos for grades 1-9 Science topics. ASN's volunteer scientists and engineers have created the videos to support science learning while in-person classroom presentations are susupended. Thanks to generous donations most of the videos have been professionally recorded, and more are planned for the coming months.
Read our latest newsletter to read the details and find out how to access the videos.

November 10, 2020

Notice of AGM
Alberta Science Network's Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday December 3rd from 6.30 to 7.00 pm. Dial in conference bridge is 1-877-385-4099, PIN 344-9640#. Members  in good standing should RSVP in advance to Ed Kusmirski to confirm their participation and receive a meeting package.. Find out how to become a member here.

November 5, 2020

New Science Videos!
Our scientists and engineers have been busy creating short 8-10 minute videos demonstrating a number of science curriculum topics. These videos are our way of "visiting" your classrrom safely until we can resume our visits in person. The videos are free to schools! Please contact Ed Kusmirski to find out what videos are available and how you can access them.

September 16, 2020 ASN report to the community 2020

Preparing to restart!
ASN is excited to share our Report to the Community for the year ended June 2020.
Read the full report here...

We are taking requests for Scientist and Engineers-in-the-Classroom visits for the current school year. We will comply with all the necessary protocols to keep everyone safe while bringing science field trips into Alberta classrooms. Request a visit now...

June 13, 2020

ASN staff and volunteers are looking forward to bringing exciting, curriculum-linked science into the classroom in the 2020-2021 school year! Our scientists, engineers and topic experts look forward to enriching science in the classroom with you and discussing your needs and topic preferences. Our classroom presenters welcome information and direction regarding any new protocol to maintain a safe and effective learning environment for all. 

Read about our plans for the fall of 2020 here!

December 5, 2019 Mike Smith

E.R.Ward Neale Award presented to Mike Smith PhD, P.Eng., at the recent Alberta Science Network AGM.
Read more about Mike's outstanding volunteer contributions to ASN and the history of this award here.
Congratulations Mike!



Our AGM will be held on Thursday December 7, 2023 from 6.30 to 7.00 pm via teleconference. A meeting package will be distributed in advance to attendees. Please RSVP to Ed Kusmirski by Wednesday December 6th.

In-person Teacher Workshops are planned for fall. Register online.

Several ASN volunteer scientists and engineers have recorded short curriculum-related videos on various grade 1-9 topics. Contact Ed Kusmirski for details on how to access these FREE resources.

Please check back with us regularly for updates.