Ag Data Science Camp

August 8 - 12, 2022

Explore how data and technology can help transform the future of agriculture. Discover how you can build a more sustainable future by harnessing the power of data informed decision making.

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Ag Data Science Camp

August 8 - 12, 2022

Applications Open

Deadline to apply is June 20, 2022

Selection process in place. Limited spots available.

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Ag Data Science Camp is a five day overnight camp offered free of charge to high school students going into grades 11 and 12 interested in transforming the future of agriculture through data science and technology.

Presented by Olds College, the camp exposes you to career paths in the emerging fields of precision agriculture, data science and agriculture technology. 

Guided by instructors from the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology at Olds College, you’ll be exposed to the principles of data literacy, informed decision making and emerging agriculture technologies. 

Over the course of the week, you’ll take part in engaging classroom discussions, demonstrations, guest lecturers and produce a final project demonstrating your new data informed decision making skills to solve an existing agricultural challenge in front of a panel of industry professionals. 

Explore how data and technology can help transform the future of agriculture. Discover how you can build a more sustainable future by harnessing the power of data informed decision making.

Five Day Overnight Camp

Experience life as a college student living in residence at Centennial Village. Explore what the campus has to offer, including the Olds College Smart Farm, Botanical Gardens and Constructed Wetlands. 

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Sample Day Schedule

7:30 a.m.  - Breakfast at the Student Dining Hall

8:30 a.m. - Industry Guest Speaker

9:30 a.m.  - Lesson #1: Food and Agriculture

10:30 p.m. - AgSmart Tour

12:30 p.m.  - Lunch at the Student Dining Hall

1:30 p.m.- Lesson #2: Data Collection

2:30 p.m. - Break

3 p.m. - Project Group Work

5 p.m.  - Dinner at the Student Dining Hall

6:30 p.m.  - Evening Activity

8:30 p.m.  - Quiet time/bed time at Centennial Village

AgSmart 2022

As part of your camp curriculum, you get to enjoy two afternoons exploring AgSmart 2022, an outdoor educational agriculture expo featuring live equipment and technology demonstrations, educational sessions and exhibits discussing emerging trends in the agriculture industry. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  

What is the deadline for submitting my application?
Monday, June 20, 2022 11:59 p.m.

Are there prerequisites to apply?
With only 20 spots available, space is limited. Students interested in applying for the summer camp should be entering grades 11-12 and on-track to achieve:

  • 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
  • 55% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
  • 50% or better in Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20 or Science 20, OR one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 or Science 30

  

What grade level must students be in to apply to the camp?
Successful applicants would ideally be entering grade 11 or 12 in fall 2022, or are set to graduate grade 12 in June 2022.

  

How will I be notified if I have been accepted?
You will be notified of your application status via email no later than June 20, 2022.

  

How will applicants be selected to participate?
Applicants will be selected based on their short essay or video, along with meeting the minimum recommended on-track criteria and the endorsement from their school administrator.

  

Where will my child be sleeping?
Students will be assigned to single private rooms in Centennial Village, Olds Colleges on-campus student residence.

  

Is there a day camp only option i.e. no overnight stay? 
Yes. We recognize that some families may prefer a day camp option. If you wish for your child to forgo the overnight option, please email Clare Janitz, cjanitz@oldscollege.ca upon submitting the application.

  

What if my child has specific dietary needs?
We recognize that some students may have specific dietary needs. Please indicate any food allergies your child may have in their application form.

   

How much does the camp cost? 
There is no cost for your child to attend the Ag Data Science Camp. Your child will be provided food and accommodation free of charge.

  

Who do I contact for more information?
Clare Jantz, Manager, Conference Services
403.556.8289
cjantz@oldscollege.ca