The Centre SÈVE, in collaboration with CREAS (Centre de recherche sur l'enseignement et l'apprentissage des sciences) from the University of Sherbrooke, received a three year grant through the NSERC PromoScience program.
PromoScience provides financial assistance to organizations such as the Centre SÈVE and CREAS to develop new learning opportunities for young students with a focus on science and engineering. The project entitled "Plant Biology, more than a science!” introduces young people to plant biology using a holistic approach as many disciplines from the MELS (Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport) program (arts, social sciences, speaking and writing ...) are covered.
These funds have also enabled the Centre SÈVE and CREAS to develop new educational modules that introduce elementary school students from grade one to six to plant science. Along the same line, a SAW workshop and a conference by Professor Anne Osbourn were offered in the fall of 2010.