I love to share my knowledge of plants & soils. Hire me to speak at your next event. I'll thoroughly research the topic of interest and present to your audience. Check out my recent speaking engagements then get in [contact] with me.
If you are a teacher I can speak to your students free of charge to supplement the curriculum and bring real world scientific experience to the classroom.
Contact the Alberta Science Network's [Scientists & Engineers in the Classroom Program] and make a request to the SW Alberta (Lethbridge & area) region. Put my name in the comments to let them know you specifically would like me to come speak.
My best fits for the Alberta curriculum are:
Grade 4 - Plant Growth & Changes
Grade 7 - Interactions & Ecosystems and Plants for Food & Fibre
Biology 20 - Ecosystem & Population Change
Biology 30 - Population & Community Dynamics
If you are a Grade 4 teacher I also volunteer through the [Classroom Agriculture Program]. My talk is similar except that it has more of an agriculture focus. Contact them using the link above and put my name in the comments so they know you specifically would like me to speak to your class.
I had the opportunity this week to speak to over one hundred Grade 4 students about what an agronomist does. Fortunately not all at once! It was always in groups of 20 or so students.
I had the opportunity to speak to the Soil Fertility class about my experiences as an agronomist and how I go about fertilizing irrigated potatoes here in southern Alberta.
This is a transcript of a presentation given at the Potato Pest Management Workshop put on by Alberta Agriculture & Forestry in Sherwood Park, AB on March 6, 2018 and Lethbridge, AB on March 8, 2018.
EPIC is Exploring Possible Careers & Industries put on my Career Transitions in Lethbridge. I spoke to groups of 6 high school students for 7 (yes, seven!) 20 minute sessions. I went over what a year looks like for an agronomist and went through a variable rate exercise.
Agronomist Scott Gillespie joins Eric to talk about is it better to use organic nitrogen sources vs synthetic nitrogen, and using satellite imagery in his work on the farm.