About Cultivate

A DYNAMIC PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • Cultivate features a one-of-a-kind summit structure that connects experiential project-based learning directly to your school and community.
  • Sessions, workshops, round tables, demonstrations, activities, and gala keynotes are designed to engage both students and teachers. Interested in speaking or hosting a tour, or know of someone who might? Please see our Call for Presenters section.
  • By the end of the Summit, students will be empowered and encouraged to host their own event at their school to share their learning with their classmates, their school, or their greater community! Project planning, networking, and skill building will be featured during the program to help students share their learnings. through their Agriculture Education Project.

THE TOPICS

Inside Education’s 10th annual youth summit tackles an exciting new topic: How can we sustain our growing demand for food and other agriculture products through best practices that maintain integrity of our water, energy, land, air, and wildlife?

Cultivate will explore the role of modern agriculture from multiple perspectives. Students will gain an appreciation for Alberta’s agriculture story, including how we grow, process, and distribute food, and associated technologies, and innovations. We will work alongside experts to explore key topics and issues through a multiple perspectives approach that encourages students to think critically about their role in the future of agriculture. Together we will examine the environmental, social, and economic challenges and opportunities related to agriculture development.

THEMES

  • Sustainable agriculture and stewardship
  • The Nexus - connections between water, energy, and food
  • Current and emerging issues  - social, environmental, economic
  • The future of agriculture – research, technology, innovation, and careers
  • Inspiring young agriculture leaders & action through school-based projects

SCHEDULE

Join us for an experience of a lifetime!

Inside Education invites teams of two teachers and four students from Alberta high schools for an exciting weekend of learning, October 20 - 23, 2020, Olds College

Inside Education’s 10th annual youth summit tackles an exciting new topic: How can we sustain our growing demand for food and other agriculture products through best practices that maintain integrity of our water, energy, land, air, and wildlife?

School teams will take part in a variety of workshops, sessions, and activities to gain a better understanding of the most current issues and multiple perspectives in Alberta’s agriculture landscape. Teams will meet leading experts to gain information and resources related to the science, issues, innovation, and careers of our agriculture. They’ll have lots of fun too, with plenty of opportunities to network and socialize with like-minded students and teachers!

The teams will leave energized and ready to make a meaningful impact as they return to their school and community.  Their challenge will be to implement an Agriculture Education Project to share their learning with others.

Why come?

Cultivate is an opportunity for students and teachers to:

  • Gain insights from experts, innovators, and young leaders.
  • Engage in hands-on workshops and demonstrations that bring agriculture and climate concepts to life.
  • Expand networks and create lasting memories with like-minded students and teachers.
  • Explore the important and timely issues of climate change and agriculture in our province.
  • Be empowered to share new founded knowledge and understanding through a meaningful school-based Agriculture Education Project.
  • Be inspired to make meaningful change.
  • Attend a professional summit that reduces its environmental impact by choosing sustainable practices.

Where does Cultivate happen?

The summit will be hosted at the Olds College in Olds, Alberta.
This exceptional facility will serve as our home and classroom for three days of education, experience, and excitement.

Who hosts Cultivate?

Inside Education is an award-winning not-for-profit charitable education society. We provide educational programs and services to Alberta’s K-12 school system all related to Alberta’s natural resources and environment. We have more than 30 years of experience delivering education programs for Alberta’s teachers and students.

Cultivate is an exciting next step where teachers and students are invited to learn together by adopting the role of “Agriculture Leadership Teams.”  They will learn with, and from, experts in government, the environmental community, industry, and post-secondary institutions.

Our staff of professional educators are all experienced in delivering engaging, fun, and safe education programs indoors and out!

Inside Education’s work brings us to all corners of the province, as such, we acknowledge the Indigenous people who lived among and traveled through the land in the area currently known as Alberta. The relationship the Peoples of Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 and Alberta’s M├ętis people have with the land is founded on a deep respect for the environment. This connection forms the foundation of our personal responsibility for the stewardship of our natural resources, a connection Inside Education strives to foster among students and teachers through our diverse programming. Inside Education is a registered charity #101894319RR0001

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