World of Science continues to open for students

An agreement is signed June 21 between Northland School Division and TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. The agreement celebrates a new partnership to provide enhanced science programming for K-12 students.

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

Northland School Division continues to strive to make the best opportunities available to its students.

On June 21, Northland’s board of trustees and the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton formally signed a memorandum of understanding to celebrate a new partnership to provide enhanced science programming for K-12 students.

One of the goals of the partnership is to support students in discovering their career passions and interests as well as increased interest in post-secondary science programs.

TELUS will provide hands-on science learning [remote and in-person], Indigenous perspectives, a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics [STEM] subjects, and more.

“We are thrilled to have an official MOU in place with the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton,” says Northland Supt. of Schools Dr. Nancy Spencer-Poitras.

“As a school division, we are always looking for creative ways to support students and staff.”

Since the beginning of the relationship with TELUS World of Science, Northland teachers have been able to learn innovative ways to deliver science-related topics in a classroom environment.

In addition, the Science in Motion team organized science themed events exclusively for Northland. The events have enhanced the science experience and improved student engagement.

“This is an important day for Northland School Division,” says board chair Robin Guild.

“As a school division, one of the top priorities is developing relationships with supportive education partners. The MOU between NSD and TELUS World of Science – Edmonton is an example of what relationship development can do to benefit learning.”

Alan Nursall, president and CEO, TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, agrees.

“We are excited to expand and formalize our partnership with Northland School Division. We have already had many successes working together and we look forward to creating additional fun, engaging, learning opportunities for their students and staff.”

The parties pose in front of the TELUS building in Edmonton.

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