REPLACING ANIMALS IN EDUCATION
Watch our brief educational video, learn the benefits of non-animal alternatives, and access our free resources!
Resources for Teachers
Are you a science teacher looking for ways to switch to non-animal alternatives for dissection? If so, we’ve got you covered!
We are currently working to develop a virtual reality (VR) humane education tool. The development team is a skilled group of software developers, coders and 3D modellers, all under the leadership and advisement of Janet Chen and Dr. Ray Hsu. The VR tool will provide an immersive educational experience for students to learn about animal anatomy and natural history, without the need for real animal specimens. The first prototype is scheduled to be finished in April 2018. Watch this space for updates!
We have engaged in several different research projects to explore the issue of replacing animals in secondary education.
At AiSPI we’re working hard to replace the use of animals in education.
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Events and Outreach
We work hard to support and engage teachers and students in schools across British Columbia. Some highlights include:
Guest Classes – We support teachers with guest classes using non-animal alternatives. So far we have visited schools in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Delta, Surrey, New Westminster, Squamish and Penticton!
Science World Teen Tuesday events – For these events Science World restricts access to high school students and teachers. We are delighted to have been invited back for a second year, and will be attending events in 2017 and 2018.
BC Teachers’ Federation New Teachers’ Conference – We were accepted to host a workshop at the 2016 and 2017 conferences, and will be applying to be part of the conference again in 2018.
BC Science Teachers’ Association Catalyst Convention – We were invited to attend last year’s Catalyst Conference, and we ran an exhibit booth for the event. We had over 2 pages of sign ups for either information sessions or guest classes! We were delighted to be part of the 2017 PSA Superconference in August.
Surrey Teachers’ Association Convention – We attended the 2016 and 2017 Conventions and will be hopefully be back next year with an exhibitor booth and workshop for teachers.
Handsworth Secondary Be Aware Fair – The wonderful students at Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver put together a great event in 2016 that we were invited to be a part of. We had the chance to speak to students and teachers at the school and demo some non-animal methods for science education.
Argyle Secondary Sustainability Fair – An amazing student group at Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver curated an event in 2016 that we were invited to. We put up our exhibit booth and provide demonstrations of non-animal methods for science teaching.