Food Science & Pollinators

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Join us for a day of fun hands-on experiments with food and learning about the importance of conserving pollinator animals!

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On Thursday, August 1st, we’ll engage girls in fun chemical and sensory experiments with food in the Nutrition labs at Acadia University. We’ll learn about basic nutrition and nutrition careers from female student volunteers, and make our own lunch and assorted treats. In the afternoon, we’ll shift our focus and learn about the importance of conserving pollinator animals for local and global food security before we head to a local bee farm to visit our misunderstood friends and meet female beekeepers.

This Food Science & Pollinators program is intended to give girls an opportunity to learn about food science, nutrition, and pollinator conservation in a fun and hands-on way. This program will be taught by a crew of exclusively female Instructors, and volunteers will be from Acadia University’s Nutrition department.

Girls who have a bee allergy should not attend this program.


General Information

  • For girls aged 9 – 12
  • Thursday, August 1st, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Drop-off and pick-up at Acadia University in Wolfville
  • Pay-what-you-can program

Activities

  • Chemical and sensory experiments with food
  • Learning about basic nutrition and nutrition careers from female student volunteers
  • Making a healthy lunch and honey candies
  • Learning about the importance of conserving pollinator animals including bees
  • Visiting a local bee farm and meeting female beekeepers

How To Register

Girls must be nominated for this program by an adult that knows them well. Nominations are due by June 8th.



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