Past Events

4R/Climate Smart Ag Days in Churchbridge SK

Connecting students to the land, soil science and sustainable agriculture during 4R's/Climate Smart Ag Days in Churchbridge, SK. NFL joined with Sharpe's Soil Services, University of Saskatchewan and local elders to facilitate engaging stations that had students participate in hands on activities, demos and discussions.

Bringing Light to STEM Research

These webinars are designed for teachers who have a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and who are interested in learning more about student-centered, inquiry-based experiences that prepare their students for success in STEM research and careers! Teachers will hear from Canadian Light Source (CLS) experts on how synchrotron research can help support student development in research skills, teamwork, communicating science, learning new perspectives, and more.

What is a Synchrotron?

A synchrotron is a source of brilliant light that scientists can use to gather information about the structural and chemical properties of materials at the molecular level. A synchrotron produces light by using radio frequency waves and powerful electromagnets to accelerate electrons to nearly the speed of light. Different spectra of light, such as Infrared, Ultraviolet, and X-rays, are directed down beamlines where researchers choose the desired wavelength to study their samples. Researchers observe the interaction between the light and matter in their sample at the end stations (small laboratories). The information obtained can be used to help design new drugs, build more efficient and cleaner batteries, help remediate soil from mines, and help innovate fertilizers and crop varieties, to name just a few applications. The Canadian Light Source is Canada’s only synchrotron and is located in Saskatoon, SK.

What will the Sessions Cover?

What will the Sessions Cover?
March 5th from 12-2 pm CST: Context of CLS

· What is the Canadian Light Source?

· What is a synchrotron and how does it conduct research?

· How can high school students conduct experiments on the IDEAS Beamline?

· Q & A

March 19th from 12-2 pm CST: IDEAS in Action

· Touring IDEAS

· Engaging in real-time experiment on IDEAS with soil

· Q & A with a Beamline Scientist

Where to go from here? How Nutrients for Life and CLS Education can help!

March 5th from 12-2 pm CST: Context of CLS

· What is the Canadian Light Source?

· What is a synchrotron and how does it conduct research?

· How can high school students conduct experiments on the IDEAS Beamline?

· Q & A

March 19th from 12-2 pm CST: IDEAS in Action

· Touring IDEAS

· Engaging in real-time experiment on IDEAS with soil

· Q & A with a Beamline Scientist

· Where to go from here? How Nutrients for Life and CLS Education can help!

Registration is now open and is free to attend. Teachers must attend the session on the 5th to attend the 19th session. The link to the event will be emailed to participants.

For more information contact:

Tamara Sealy

Executive Director

Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada

Amanda Pfeiffer

Education Coordinator

Canadian Light Source

Interested in Starting a School Learning Garden?

Join Nutrients for Life Staff to learn about our school learning garden program. We will be hosting two short zoom meetings in early March to go over the details and requirements for our school learning garden grants. There will be time set aside for questions. These sessions are currently only offered in English


March 1st 7PM Eastern


March 9th 8PM Eastern

Let’s celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day!

Help Canadians celebrate the best industry in Canada! Join in on the live virtual session hosted by FCC, “The Future of Food”!

Nutrients for Life is also celebrating the day! Sign up to receive our Global Sustainability Poster, “Can a Single Apple Slice Feed the World?”. Each kit will include our 24” x 36” classroom poster, lesson card, bookmark and recipe card! A random draw for three (3) $25.00 gift cards will be made on February 25th to help three classrooms purchase apples for the hands-on lesson.

(Kits are available in both official languages).


English or French

You can also book one of our Regional Managers to virtually visit and present the lesson to you and your students.

Let’s raise a fork to the food we love!!

Happy Canada Ag Day

Soil Conservation Council of Canada presents - Summit on Canadian Soil Health 2021: Healthy Soil – Healthy Planet

Our partners at the SCCC are hosting a virtual event!

Register here

November 16th-18th, 2021

Hope to see you there!!

Manitoba Forage And Grassland Association Regenerative Agriculture Conference

Join us at this year's Manitoba Forage And Grassland Association Regenerative Agriculture Conference

November 15-17, 2021

Victoria Inn, Brandon, MB


Climate Smart Agriculture Virtual Youth Summit

Attention High School Teachers!!

Join Nutrients for Life to celebrate Global Fertilizer Day!

Learn how agricultural practices are helping to combat climate change.

October 13, 2021

Join Chief Scientist, Tom Bruulsema, with Plant Nutrition Canada for his presentation,

“Climate-Smart Farming: We All Play a Role”

October 14, 2021

Join Plant Scientist, Dr. David Pinzon, from Corteva Agriscience Department of Regulatory Affairs and Stewardship for a his presentation,

"The Role of Innovations in Agriculture Towards a Sustainable Future"

Each session will be from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM Central Time

There will be live Question and Answer session where students can submit questions about the topics being covered.

Event Format
45 minute presentation
30-45 minute question and answer session

Register Here

Limited seats available, so don’t delay!

A link to the virtual event will be sent ahead of the session as well as an opportunity to send in questions to our scientists

Dig into Soil Science Virtual Event

Join Nutrients for Life as they are presenting at this special event being put on by the New Brunswick Environmental Network.

October 5th, 2021 3- 5 PM Atlantic (2PM Eastern)

Free Registration

Soil, Life’s Main Ingredient- Virtual Teacher Professional Devlopment

Join Nutrients for Life from Canada and the United States for their second annual virtual teacher pd event!

June 21st-25th, 2021

Each day we will host a live event along with independent study. You’ll gain access to experts in the soil and agricultural industry, free resources, and ready to go hands-on STEM lesson plans.

Virtual Teacher Professional Development Workshop

Join Nutrients for Life US and Nutrients for Life Canada for their 2nd annual virtual teacher professional development workshop! Join teachers from both sides of the border to learn more about soil, plant science and plant nutrients! Bring soil to life in your classroom.

$15.00 registration fee (once form is complete, you will be connected to PayPal for payment)

June 21st - June 25th, 2021


Sciematics Conference Going Virtual!

Please join us at this year's sciematics conference being held online from April 27th - 31st, 2021.  

Looking forward to this year's event learn more!


Nutrients for Life and Canadian Light Source are partnering for an after school workshop for high school students offered March 18th, 2021

Virtual Tour and Real – Time Soil Analysis

from the Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, SK

Learn the Research – Participate in an Experiment

Learn more

Regina Teachers Convention 2021

Looking forward to attending this year’s event!

Learn more

Canada’s Agriculture Day

February 23rd, 2021

The free virtual event will be held from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST.  

Pre-registration is required.  

Michael Hoffort, FCC President and CEO  will have a fireside chat with Dominic Barton, Canada’s Ambassador to China,  

Chantelle Donahue (Cargill), Daniel Vielfaure (Bonduelle) and Murad Al-Katib (AGT Foods) will also be featured.

GLAG 2021

Join us at this year's GLAG (Global Learning in Agriculture) February 8th - 12 th, 2021.

Sign up today!

The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience

For 2020, The Royal Winter Fair is going virtual! Take advantage of all of the booths, events and presentations that the Royal has to offer. This virtual event will allow any classroom in Canada to explore the event for the very first time! It promises to be a worthwhile visit!

Sign up today and drop by our booth in the Agriculture Zone

November 10th- 14th, 2020

A few words from the Fair organizers;

We may not be able to celebrate the 98th anniversary of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in person this year, but we’ve put together something special for 2020. Make sure you’ve set time in your calendar for The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience and that you’ve invited the students, teachers, home cooks, producers, foodies, and equestrian fans in your life to join us.

Canada Wide Science Fair 2020


Join our Regional Managers Kent and Ray at the Nutrients for Life booth to learn more about soil science! Our booth will be fun and interactive! Stop by and say, “Hi”

Edmonton Convention Centre

Edmonton, Alberta

May 13-15, 2020

Nutrients for Life also sponsors an award, Nutrients for Life Foundation Award – An outstanding junior project related to fertilizers, planting and soil science.

Hort Week at University of Saskatchewan

May 2- 10, 2020

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all classes have moved to a live-streamed, distance education format.

Connect with like-minded gardeners and pick up some new tips on how to keep your garden healthy and your yard beautiful. Hort Week offers the public engaging, accurate classes taught by enthusiastic garden professionals and they are suitable for new or experienced gardeners. Workshops may be taken for personal interest or for credit towards the Master Gardener Certificate Program.

NBTA Council Day

Cancelled due to Covid-19

Tamara will be joining the elementary council to talk about how to implement soil and plant science into the elementary classroom. Stop by the booth and pick up some free classroom resources (available in french and english)

Moncton, NB

Friday May 1, 2020

Location to be determined

Sciematics 2020


Join Nutrients for Life at our booth to learn more about our science resources.

April 30-May 1, 2020

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

AWASIS Inter-agency Aboriginal Education Conference

Cancelled due to Covid-19

Nutrients for Life will have a booth at the event this year, stop by and learn more about the foundation

April 29-May , 2020

Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre, Saskatoon, SK

National Congress on Rural Education

Regional Manager, Ray Cochrane, will have a booth at this year's congress, stop by to learn more about our resources

TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK

March 29-30, 2020

Gardenscapes 2020

March 27 – 29, 2020 

Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK

STAO 2020 (Science Teachers Association of Ontario Conference)


Tamara will have a booth at this year’s STAO conference. She will have samples of soil science activities and posters available to bring back to the classroom.

Delta Dixon Hotel


March 26 and 27

8AM- 4PM

Anglophone East STEM East Science Fair Expo (New Brunswick)

Stop by and visit Tamara to learn about the “Science” of growing plants while at this year’s annual Anglophone East Science Fair!

Maplehurst School

Moncton, NB

March 19, 2020

8am - 4pm

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