The Grain Academy and Museum is currently looking to hire a Permanent Part-Time Curator to fill a position that became vacant. The Grain Academy & Museum is located in the Calgary BMO Centre on the plus 15 level. We currently offer educational tours to visitors, tour groups and school groups on the Past, Present and Future of Canadian and Alberta agriculture, focusing on farming and the agriculture industry that surrounds it. For more information visit our website www.grainacademymuseum.com, or phone 403-263-4594.
Watch for two brand new programs for the coming school year! Colour Me Red, Colour Me Blue is a response to the increased demand for Kindergarten and Grade One programming, taking students on a magical exploration of the colour field paintings of abstractionist Mark Rothko through movement, music and imaginative art-making. The program, written by AGC educator Marnie McCormack, was developed during her summer intensive at New York City’s Lincoln Centre.
For grades five through seven, we offer In the Company of Artists, a two-part journey to the Canadian Fur Trade through the eyes of historic and contemporary artists such as Kent Monkman, Keesic Douglas, Wally Dion, Frances Ann Hopkins, Norval Morriseau, Diana Thorneycroft, Teresa Burrows, Frank Shebageget, Dean Stanton & Christi Belcourt. The program is being developed by The AGC’s Manager of Programs Steve Gin, who has also written Fur Trade education programs for Parks Canada, The Glenbow Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
An Education They’ll Never Forget
Using horses and the structured environment of an equine assisted program is a truly remarkable opportunity for young people to develop into the leaders that will be needed from the next generation. Working with horses has been hailed as a form of therapy as well as a way of learning more about ourselves while we learn how to manage our environment.
Equine assisted learning is not about going horseback riding, and you do not need to be able to ride to partake of the youth leadership programs through equine assisted learning. Horses require a great deal of what we call “ground work” prior to ever setting foot on a horse, and this ground work instill leadership skills. Call us today to learn how we can help your child become a better leader through our youth leadership programs
We are looking for a new summer student to help with our Conservation Discovery school programs and our Nature Safari Day Camps. Do you love nature and teaching children in an outdoor environment? Do you have a passion for conservation? Are you also interested in writing promotional and communications material? If so, we would be pleased to review your application. Submit your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com by April 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm . Please see job posting on our website at http://www.crossconservation.org/about/jobs .
On January 15, 2013, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (CSHoF) opened a brand new travelling exhibition entitled The Perfect Match: Sport vs. Science. The exhibit is travelling to CSHoF from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science and focuses on improvements in sports performance through science and technology. This engaging and hands-on exhibition, tied to many facets of the Alberta curriculum, will be available to Calgary and area school groups to take part in through May 24, 2013.
Exhibition Description from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science:
The exhibit is a participative exhibition that explains how science and technology have contributed to improve sports performances. Measuring devices are now part of training. In the exhibition, visitors will measure their strength, their speed and their heart rate. They will be filmed while being a cheerleader or a baseball pitcher and thus notice the contribution of video in sports. They will meet with their physical trainer, their coach, their kinesiologist, their psychologist and their nutritionist before the competition. They will have to follow their advices and take up their challenges. Beware, an anti-doping control agent has an eye on them! Will they climb up the podium? The exhibition puts forward athletes from our country and many sports equipments, modern and old.
Schools can book a directed school program tied to the Perfect Match exhibition or they can visit CSHoF for a self-guided exploration of the exhibit and tour of the museum. Programs and visits are available for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students, Tuesday to Fridays (from 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm). Programs are just $5.00/Student + GST.
CSHoF also offers five additional education programs, which are connected to the Alberta Curriculum and are CBE certified. These programs, ranging from fine arts to science, are available for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12: Learning Through Sport Artefacts, Spectacular Sports Moments, Art of Motion, Sport Technology and Shaping Our Identity. The same availability and costs apply to these programs.
Please contact Berrit Larsen, Manager, Education and Programming at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-776-1059 to learn more about our programs and to book your visit today!
The Perfect Match: Sport vs. Science exhibition was produced by the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science (Quebec) in collaboration with Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Games with the support of the Museum Assistance Program from Heritage Canada.