Organic Week Event in Regina:
There is something great happening on September 26 during Organic Week at the Saskatchewan Science Centre!
Organic Connections the Conference and Trade Show, volunteers and the Saskatchewan Science Centre have teamed up to create a full day of activities targeted to engage middle years students in understanding where their food comes from during National Organic Week. The program is hands on. Students will learn about plant life, what is living in the soil and why they should care.
Stations will discuss the environment, composting, plant sugar levels, ecosystems, pesticides and residue testing. Other stations discuss bees and their role in our world and the art of sprouts. As labels are the key to personal food choices a presentation will talk about what information is significant and why nutritional values or ingredient lists should inform us to make wise choices in our purchases. Samples of those good food choices for students tasting will make up a favourite station and students will go home with a personal potential plant that they will have personally planted.
Past participants have left with comments attesting to the “more than typical” learning that occurs on a field trip like this one. Check www.organicconnections.ca for more details of for information about the Organic Connections Conference and Trade Show Nov. 6th, 7th and 8th at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.