Assiniboine’s Land and Water Management Program to be hosted at Shoppers Mall on World Water Day

Land and Water Management
Land and Water Management students in the field

Assiniboine Community College’s Land and Water Management program will celebrate World Water Day on March 22 by offering the opportunity for public engagement in the program’s classes that day at the Shoppers Mall.

Faculty at Assiniboine will host lectures and workshops at the mall, giving the public the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the classes and subject matter. Observers will get an idea of the class sizes at the college and engage with students and faculty to get a better impression of what life in the program could look like.

The classes will be held next to the Food Court near Entrance 4 at the Shoppers Mall on Wednesday, March 22nd from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will also be an opportunity for people to bring in their own water sample to find out what’s in it. This is for demonstration purposes only and will allow students to gain experience using testing equipment. The students will test for phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, Ca/Mg hardness and turbidity in creek, faucet or snow melt water.

“Giving potential students the opportunity to observe and interact with our faculty and students in an accessible setting removes barriers to exploring education and career opportunities,” said Land and Water Management Instructor, James Hood. “The Land and Water Management program connects natural resources, technology and the environment in an agricultural context, and is appropriate for those who are seeking a career in the management and protection of our natural habitats for wildlife and humans.”

Graduates of the program can go on to find careers as water managers, habitat specialists, environmental technicians, researchers, and in the administration of sustainable land use practices.

“We want people to experience the industry-leading programming students will find at the Russ Edwards School of Agriculture & Environment for themselves,” said Tim Hore, Dean, Edwards School. “Our Land and Water Management program is an integral part of the school and is central to the future of resource management training to be held within the Prairie Innovation Centre.”