Developing the innovators of the future
Since 2021, EMILI, Actua and Ag in the Classroom have partnered with Protein Industries Canada on the Explore Project to deliver programming to youth in K-12 that focuses on STEM, in-demand skills, and promotion of future career opportunities in the agri-food industry.
Since the Explore project launched in 2021, we have engaged 91,967 youth with digital agriculture. This surpasses the targets we set when we launched this program with Actua and Agriculture in the Classroom. Follow #ExploreDigitalAg on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more.
Explore Project Highlights
The Explore Project creates opportunities for universities and colleges across the prairies to incorporate digital agriculture into their existing STEM programs. These programs build critical skills and connect youth to relevant career opportunities. For example:
- The University of Manitoba is now teaching local youth how agricultural practices, technology and coding go hand-in-hand to grow plants and food.
- At the University of Lethbridge, youth are 3D designing and printing water storage units to feed irrigation systems. They are also learning about water quality, physics and computer science.
- Agriculture in the Classroom is also developing curriculum-linked presentations for students in grades 10-12 to demonstrate what a digital agriculture career could look like in the near future
These are just a few examples of the impact this project has had on learners across the prairies. We will be sharing more success stories in the year ahead.
Read about the Explore Project
Thank you to our partners
Working together, we can increase the integration of intelligent technologies, empower people with digital skills, support start-ups to grow in the prairies, and accelerate Canada's growth as a leader in digital agriculture. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about ongoing projects and partnership opportunities, and click on our partner's logo below for more information on the organization supporting this initiative.