In-Class Workshops

A close up of a students hands taking notes about the various food items on their desk.

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In-person delivery of workshops is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. Alternative delivery of the following topics is available in a virtual format. 

The Buzz on Bees

Expand your knowledge of honey bee social structure and anatomy from OAC Liaison Officer, Christine, who is also a beekeeper! Take part in fun activities that challenge your understanding of these important insects through fun activities and showcase how they contribute to our food supply.

Animal Housing and Welfare

Learn from OAC Liaison Manager, Carleigh, who has a Master’s in Animal Nutrition!  Combine knowledge of the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems of production animal species with information on how these animals relate to their physical environment.

Soil: An Essential Resource

Learn from graduate students and staff of the Soil Health Interpretive Centre about soil and its relationship to plants, insects, fungi, bacteria, food production and water filtration. They will demonstrate different soil management strategies used on farms and the impact on the environment.

The Gluten Project

Learn from a master's and PhD student in the Department of Food Science through an interactive presentation that includes hands-on demonstrations including a sensory test with gluten-containing and gluten-free bread. Students will compare the properties of wheat flour to other cereal flours with materials they have at home. They'll also discuss the negative perceptions about gluten.

Exploring Food Chemistry

Visit the Department of Food Science virtually with a master's and PhD student to learn about the chemistry of food. Students will learn about scientific concepts using materials they have at home. Activities include using cold cream versus warm cream to make butter, and using egg white to stabilize foams.
 

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Let us come to you! Developed and delivered by experts, our workshops will help your students understand complex issues related to agriculture, food and the environment. In-Class workshops are first-come-first-serve and depend upon availability of workshop facilitators. A list of our current workshops are listed below!

Careers in Agriculture and Beyond

Explore a variety of educational and career pathways in agriculture and related sectors through hands-on activities and facilitated discussions.
Curriculum alignments: GLC2O

The Buzz on Bees

Expand your knowledge of honey bee social structure and anatomy. Take part in fun activities that challenge your understanding of these important insects and learn how they contribute to our food supply.
Curriculum alignments: SBI3U, SBI3C         

Food Sensory Perception

Investigate how the olfactory and gustatory systems work together. Use your senses to learn about food perception and how that influences the food experience and product development.
Curriculum alignments: SNC1D, SNC1P, SNC2D, SNC2P, SBI3U, SBI3C

Animal Housing

Combine your knowledge of the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems of various production animal species with information on how they relate to their physical environment. This workshop includes a brief information session with a cumulative hands-on challenge. 
Curriculum alignment: SBI3U

What’s on Your Plate?

Learn about various aspect of the food production industry. Gain a better understanding of where your food comes from and how it is gets to your table. 
Curriculum alignments: SBI3U

In-class workshops are offered by request and upon availability of workshop facilitators. Experience one of our workshops in your classroom by completing a visit request form online. New workshop options coming soon!

UPDATE: Visit requests are temporarily unavailable. For more information on U of G's response to the global pandemic see  "2019 Novel Coronavirus Information". 

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For questions please contact:
Christine Wilkinson, Liaison Officer
273 D Johnston Hall, University of Guelph
519-824-4120, Ext. 58359
oacoffcr@uoguelph.ca