Classroom Workshops

Our workshops are aligned with the BC Curriculum so they fit right into your lesson plans. We come to you with all the supplies, completely free of charge. There are many topics to choose from, each providing students with an opportunity to explore a life science concept in a new and interesting way.

Classroom Workshops

Step into the role of a Medical Geneticist and learn how to use family pedigrees to diagnose inherited genetic diseases.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 10, 11, 12, icon 30–60 mins
Classroom Workshops

Explore the societal benefits and challenges of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) by working in groups to solve 8 criminal cases.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 10, 11, 12, icon 30–60 mins
Classroom Workshops

In this advanced version of our build-a-bee activity, learn about the process of DNA > RNA > protein and what happens to organisms when mutations arise.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 11, 12, icon 30–60 mins
Classroom Workshops

Stop global catastrophe by engineering genes into a pipecleaner plasmid and discuss how global challenges can have biological solutions.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 10, 11, 12, icon 30–60 mins
Classroom Workshops

Experience how genes and environment combine to shape evolution in this hands-on activity modeled after Darwin's famous study on Galapagos finches.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 10, 11, icon 30–60 mins
Classroom Workshops

See how different kinds of mutation can impact organism physiology with this fun build-a-bee activity.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 10, 11, icon 30–60 mins
Classroom Workshops

Combine your analytical skills with forensic biology techniques to solve a crime and defeat the evil-doer in this fast-paced group investigation.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 10, 11, icon 60-120 mins
Classroom Workshops

Learn how traits are inherited from one generation to the next with this interactive introduction to heredity and Punnett Squares.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 9, 10, icon 30–60 mins
Classroom Workshops

How do we inherit specific traits from our parents? With the help of extraterrestrial babies, students will “cross” the two alien parents to discover how phenotypic.

REQUEST WORKSHOP icon Grade 10, 12, icon 30–60 mins