Where: Muskeg Lake Gym
When: March 14, 2023 – 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What: Soup, Bannock, snacks and beverages will be prepared for the first 145 people. Take the opportunity to interact with hands-on displays, and the scientific equipment used in the field. This 5-year project focuses on identifying innovative technologies and on-farm better management practices that can be adopted by farmers to tackle climate change.
Soils and Soil Properties: Learn about the soils of Saskatchewan. See and touch soils of different colours, textures and soil organic matter. Get your hands dirty and learn how to classify soil texture by feel. Understand the role of texture and organic matter in the function and productive capabilities of soils.
Soil Microbiome: The soil microbiome is made up of microscopic organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye, but perform many important functions in the soil. Some soil microbes help plants grow stronger while others can cause plant diseases. Complete a diagnostic test used to identify specific microbes in less than 10 minutes.
Pollinators: Speak with the scientist studying the importance and role of pollinators in agriculture. View a display of pollinators found in Saskatchewan. Identify pollinators under a microscope.
Native Plants: Learn how to identify plants through a dichotomous key. Learn how plants move through the environment. Speak with the scientist involved in developing native plant varieties.
Commercial Crops: Learn how to identify key commercial crops grown in Saskatchewan through their seed.
Weeds: Learn about the impacts that weeds have on our native and agricultural landscapes, what we can do to control the expansion of weeds in our landscapes and identify weeds through their seeds.
Holos Model: Learn about the type and source of greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how greenhouse gas emissions are calculated and quantified. Input information into the Holos computer model and interpret the results.
Green House Gas Sampling: Learn how GHG emissions are collected and sampled in the field. Interact with GHG chambers and extraction methods.