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Genetics and Biotechnology

Program Description:

How are genetics and biotechnology used in agriculture? What is their impact on the environment? This highly-interactive program gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improving the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd. Students also explore how genetic engineering has transformed farming practices, and continues to push the boundaries of farming in the future.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun! Genetics and Biotechnology Educational Activity Kit

Curriculum Links

Grade 11 Science — Biology Secondary Cycle 2 Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Science and Technology
Competency 1—Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
Grade 12
Science — Biology
Science — Sciences

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links: Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

The Museum is also a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To plan your visit, see the pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.


$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.


To reserve this program, please complete the online reservation request form.

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