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It's easy to spot a Science Trek student in Saskatoon. Just look for their bright yellow backpack cover!
To be a member of the Science Trek means you are a part of a family. This is one of the many things I learned about the program after spending a beautiful June day with the class as it prepared for an upcoming canoe trip. It makes a lot of sense.
Students apply to be a part of this unique Saskatoon Public Schools program from across the city and then are chosen from a lottery. Most of the students didn't know each-other on their first day of school, but through a variety of experiences (both inside the classroom and out in the community) they come together to form a family. And this family loves science!
Science Trek teaches students to view the world around them through the lens of science. It is taught by two amazing teachers: Brian Gurney and Ashley Son. Together, they empower their students to discover how science impacts our community in places the northeast swale and the South Saskatchewan River. How they go about doing this is fascinating and I think you'll really admire their approach to teaching.
I had so much fun with the Science Trek class and I think it's a fantastic way to wrap up Season Four of the podcast.
A big thank you to Rob Rongve and his team at Rongve Wealth Management Group of RBC Dominion Securities in North Battleford for supporting this episode.
And a big thank you to all you listeners for supporting local, independent podcast this season! I truly do appreciate it.
I hope you have a great summer and I can't wait for Season Five to launch on September 8th!
Talk to you soon, Saskatoon...