6 Displays Available!
Seed Survivor is a free curriculum-based program that teaches elementary children about plants and the importance of agriculture. Multiple displays travel across North America year-round.
Last year we planted over 110,000 sunflower seeds with students and visited 16 states and provinces (GA, CO, AB, ND, IN, WA, ID, KY, SK, TX, OH, IA, MN, KS, VA, NC).
We now have 6 Seed Survivor displays: One large exhibit, two mobile classrooms and three community displays. At our displays, students explore multi-media and virtual reality games, a sunflower seed planting station, talking walls and much more. The content is perfect for grade 3 to 4 but all ages can have fun at Seed Survivor.
Seed Survivor was designed to teach youth that plants need water, light, healthy soil, and nutrients to survive.
For more information or to request Seed Survivor contact Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations at Sustainability@nutrien.com or 1-403-225-7000
2 Mobile Classrooms
Grades and Presentation Length:
We must have a minimum four classrooms or four hours of presentation time per day. No exceptions.
The content is based on grade 3 – 4 learning objectives and reading levels. We offer a one-hour presentation for this age group. If there is time to do additional grades, we offer grade 5 and 6 classrooms the opportunity for a one-hour presentation as well.
Younger grades K-2 are welcome as supplementary presentations to the other grades, but the presentation is short and sweet –
K-1: 20 minutes
Grade 2: 40 minutes
Please keep this in mind when creating your schedule.
8:00-9:00 am Set-up Booth is not open
9:15-10:15 am Presentation 1 Ms. Orange – Grade 4 (29 stds)
10:45-11:45 am Presentation 2 Mr. Apple – Grade 4 (27 stds)
12:03-12:45 pm Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm Presentation 3 Ms. Banana – Grade 3 (28 stds)
2:10-3:10 pm Presentation 4 Mr. Pear – Grade 3/4 (22 stds)
3:30-4:30 pm Tear-down Booth is not open
Students explore multi-media and virtual reality games, a sunflower seed planting station, talking walls and much more. Students spend half the presentation outside the trailer in a guided plant nutrient lesson and half the presentation inside the trailer playing each station.
Seed Survivor now requires the school to provide ONE VOLUNTEER (teachers/parents/community volunteers designated by the school) to help supervise the INSIDE presentation.
School volunteers can be on a rotation, but please ensure a volunteer is present AT ALL TIMES.
Seed Survivor has a new virtual reality game! Due to time constraints, approximately four to six students from each class will get to play. It is the teacher’s responsibility to choose the students.
Teachers, students and parent volunteers love the learning that takes place at Seed Survivor.
If you are interested in booking this display please review the BASIC REQUIREMENTS to book Seed Survivor
School Application – after reviewing the basic requirements, please apply online here
If you experience difficulties with the online application please contact your local program coordinator or Sustainability@nutrien.com. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Exhibition and Fair Application – apply online here – Fill out the form to make sure you have all basic requirements. Submit form by January 1st of each year. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
For more information or to request Seed Survivor contact Sustainability@nutrien.com or 1-403-225-7000
“I think Seed Survivor was very beneficial because they came right to our door and made managing a field trip a little easier, the kids had a lot of fun, it was very interactive for them and it touched on all of the curriculum areas that I wanted to cover.”
Mr. Grunebaum, Grade 4 Teacher, Acadia Elementary School, Calgary, Alberta
“Thank you for bringing Seed Survivor to our school. We really enjoyed the games and planting our own seeds. Nutrition for Life was our favourite game. We learned that plants are like vacuums because they suck up all the nutrients and water from the soil. It was interesting to find out that soil is made from sand, silt, clay and organic matter.”
Grade 4 students in Room 17, Acadia Elementary School, Donna Gordon Grade 4 Teacher, Calgary, Alberta