In-Class Workshops

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

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 Gluten Project

A short presentation on the Department of Food Science is followed by hands-on activities including a sensory test with gluten-containing and gluten-free bread. Students will compare the properties of wheat flour to other cereal flours and discuss the negative perceptions of gluten. The differences in texture and structure are discussed in relation to the role gluten plays in cereal processing. This workshop requires access to sinks in your classroom.
Curriculum alignments: Suitable for all secondary school levels and classes. 

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

Cow Digestion

Explore ruminant digestion while testing your knowledge of biological systems and basic chemistry. This interactive workshop has several demonstrations and interactive activities.
Curriculum alignments: SBI3C, SBI4U, SCH4U, SCH4C

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!

Fall Semester (Septmeber 2019-January 2020) requests are full. You can request for the Winter semester now at the button below or request a visit from our partner, AgScape, by visiting their website.

Winter Semester (February-June 2020)

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