Nutrien Ltd. seed survivor came to Westmount Elementary School today, to teach students from grade 1 to grade 4 how plants grow. Visitors to the Seed Survivor Mobile Classroom have an opportunity to compete as virtual farmers, dig for real fossils (and learn how they relate to agriculture), and even plant a sunflower seed to take home and grow. 

Grade 4 teacher at Westmount Elementary School Jana Kopp says that this is a fantastic way for students to engage in what they are learning at the moment, instead of just reading about it in a book. 

"The kids are really engaged. It's a quick hour of just fun activities, it's a nice way to learn, separate from being in the classroom with me because they have their own instructors."

Having hands-on experience is something that is very valuable for them to have because they will retain it better and have more fun doing it, Kopp explains. 

“Seed Survivor is a fun and engaging way to teach students the importance of agriculture and what plants need to grow,” says Luree Williamson, CEO of Agriculture for Life. “It’s a great resource for teachers, and students love planting their very own sunflower to grow in the classroom or at home.” 

Nutrien’s Program Advisor Chloe Sprecker says that every year, the Seed Survivor program reaches approximately 100,000 students across North America.

"Our hope is to get children interested in agriculture, build their confidence in growing healthy plants, and understand where their food comes from.”

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