Out of this World! Let’s Talk Science joins Tomatosphere Consortium

2014-06-01

Chris hadfield holding a bag of tomato seeds Let’s Talk Science is delighted to announce that we are now part of the consortium that offers the award-winning program Tomatosphere™, which uses the excitement of space exploration as a context for teaching students the skills and processes of science experimentation and inquiry. Each year, Grades 2-10 classrooms across Canada investigate the effects of the space environment on the growth of food that will inevitably support long-term human space travel.

Germination - Tomatosphere (TM) As of July 2014, Let’s Talk Science will be taking over operations as Tomatosphere’s long-time program manager retires. Our President, Bonnie Schmidt, says,

“This program is nicely aligned with our values and educational approach and we look forward to making it accessible to classrooms for many years to come. Along with our consortium partners, we are thrilled that Tomatosphere™ continues to exceed all expectations, with more than 17,000 classrooms participating this year.”

Tomatosphere in the media:

Canadian space-based project engages local students
Chatham Daily News, September 28, 2014

Planting tomato seeds isn't often viewed as life-altering, but for any one of the 90 students participating in Tomatosphere™ it could be... read more.