School Events

The following events are planned for Vista Virtual School students throughout the year (in both Calgary and Edmonton). All students are welcome to sign up for any of the events or activities—however, some of the events are most appropriate for certain ages or grades.

For more information or to sign up, contact vvsactivities@phrd.ab.ca. See the specific events below in the table or the expandable menus.

Event Name

Campus Location

Event Location

Date and Time

Grade Range

DNA Biotechnology:
WhoDunnit?
Let’s Talk Science
Workshop
CalgaryCalgary CampusWednesday, February 20

1 to 3 p.m.
Grades 8-12
Body Worlds:
Telus World of Science
EdmontonTelus World of ScienceThursday, February 21

1 to 3 p.m.
Grades 7-12 (note: CAUTION FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS—this exhibition contains real human and animal specimens, which explain the various systems of the body, including the reproductive system).
A Day at SAITCityCalgarySouthern Alberta
Institute of Technology
Thursday, March 28

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grades 8-10

 

WhoDunnit? (Calgary)

Who: Students in grades 8-12
What: A murder has occurred, and it’s your job to find out WhoDunnit!
WhenFebruary 20 from 1-3 p.m.
WhereVVS Calgary Campus (VC Conference Room)

Relevant Learning: Forensic studies, biology and science. You are working in a forensic lab and have isolated DNA from a drop of blood left behind by the culprit at the scene of a crime. DNA samples have been obtained from the possible villains. Your task is to carry out a “DNA fingerprint” test to try to determine which suspect matches the DNA sample recovered at the crime scene.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available!

Body Worlds (Edmonton)

Who: Students in grades 7-12
What
: Body Worlds: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT
When: February 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Telus World of Science, Edmonton

Relevant Learning: Opportunity to explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures, large and small—skeletal foundations, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and the internal circuit of the nervous system.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available!

A Day at SAITCity (Calgary)

Who: Students in grades 8-10
What
: SAITCity Career Exploration
When: March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary

Relevant Learning: Opportunity to explore career options and assist with future planning for post-secondary, on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs. Explore hands-on simulated career tasks, and learn about future opportunities at SAIT.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available!