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Vineland working with CurioCity.ca


September 20, 2010
By Dave Harrison

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Vineland working with CurioCity.ca

Vineland Research and Innovation
Centre has recently partnered with Let’s Talk Science, to bring relevant and
reliable information about environmental and agricultural issues to
teens via an interactive science-based website.

Sept. 20, 2010, Vineland, Ont. – Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has recently partnered with Let’s Talk Science, a national, charitable science outreach organization, to bring relevant and reliable information about environmental and agricultural issues to teens via CurioCity.ca – an interactive science-based website.

At CurioCity.ca , teens are able to explore the science, engineering and technology in their everyday lives through insightful articles that relate to their own interests and activities, such as current events, health issues, technology, entertainment, sports and relationships. CurioCity.ca also features a careers profile section, since many teens today lack an understanding of the integral role science plays in future careers.

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To launch this exciting partnership with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Let’s Talk Science has expanded the scope of CurioCity.ca to also include a category about the environment, in which Vineland researchers will contribute content related to their areas of expertise, as well as submit career profiles.

"We are very proud of this partnership. The opportunity to have teens engaged in agriculture and the environment and learn through an interactive experience will have numerous benefits beyond career development,” said VRIC chairperson Donald Ziraldo. “Students will learn, the planet will profit, and teens will see how agriculture and food play an integral part in their lives and health."

Article content will cover a range of hot topics that are of interest to teens and that relate to agriculture and the environment, such as the “buy local” movement, consumer science, genomics and food production, and biocontrol or using good bugs to manage pests.

“Let’s Talk Science is thrilled with our partnership with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and will work closely with their researchers to develop and showcase diverse learning content aimed at increasing youth awareness of, and interest in, science with a special focus on agriculture and careers in this sector,” said Bonnie Schmidt, president and founder of Let’s Talk Science.
 


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