How are genetics and biotechnology used in agriculture? What is their impact on the environment? In this highly interactive program, students have an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improve the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd. Students also explore how genetic engineering has transformed farming practices, and how it continues to push the boundaries of farming for the future.
Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!
Grade 11: Biology — Genetics or Genetics Processes
Grade 12: Biology — Molecular Genetics
Science — Biotechnology
Mathematics, Science and Technology — Science and Technology
Secondary Cycle 2: Competency 1: Seeks answer or solutions to scientific or technological problems
The Museum is a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To prepare for your visit, download the pre-visit information PDF.
$9.50 per student. Program allows a maximum of 29 students.* (Note: A minimum fee of $142.50 will be charged for groups of 15 students or less).
*Program includes free admission for the teacher as well as up to a maximum of 7 other adults. Please note that there is a mandatory minimum ratio of 1 adult for every 6 students. Any additional adults not included in the program fee will be required to pay the regular visitor fee at admission and will not be able to participate in the program. These requirements do not apply to groups with students who have special needs.
Booking requests can be made through the School Programs Reservation Request Form.