Osum supports professional development for high school science teachers in the Lakeland

Cold Lake, AB – As part of Osum’s ongoing commitment to foster student interest in science and innovation, nineteen teachers from the Lakeland will be leaving on Thursday to attend the National Science Teacher Association’s 2013 National Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  The theme of this year’s conference is Next Generation Science: Learning, Literacy and Living.  Members of the science teams at Assumption Jr/Sr High School, Bonnyville Centralized High School, Cold Lake High School (CLHS) and Notre Dame High School will all be participating in the trip.

“Teachers at each of these schools share Osum’s enthusiasm and dedication for sparking the next generation of scientists,” said Justin Robinson, Communications Manager.  “Attendance at this conference will equip them with new teaching strategies and the latest approaches to help students dig deeper into science.”

For the past four years, Osum and the Cold Lake High School science department have partnered to promote student interest in science and innovation.  The partnership was showcased at last year’s Canadian Association of School Administrators conference in Whistler, British Columbia and at the Alberta Science Teachers Association’s conference in Banff as an example of how schools and businesses can form meaningful alliances that involve the community and make a difference in students’ lives.

Some examples of what the partnership has involved include:

  • field trips for students and staff,
  • a solar panel demonstration project, and
  • the Osum Innovation Challenges, where students have worked with world-class athletes, scientists, and business experts to push their innovation skills to new heights.

“By expanding our focus to include four high school science teams in the Lakeland, we are championing a dialogue that emphasizes passion for science and innovation across the region,” said Justin Robinson, Communications Manager. “Teachers from all schools will return to the community empowered and energized in their mission to enable their students to create the scientific breakthroughs of the future.”

Plans to further advance a culture of science and innovation are underway and are to be announced later in 2013.

About Osum
Osum is a privately held Alberta based company focused on the application of environmentally responsible in-situ recovery technologies within Canada’s oil sands and carbonates. Additional information on the Company is available at www.osumcorp.com.

For more information:
Christi Millar
Communications Advisor



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