Participants: Students & Teachers – Grade 4 and up
Groups of up to 60 can travel back in time together at the birthplace of Sir Frederick Grant Banting, co-discoverer of insulin. School Tours must be pre-scheduled.
Tour Times and Scheduling
- Tours can be scheduled weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Jan – June Sept – Dec
- Groups that bring packed lunches can use our picnic area or historic Octagonal Drive Shed.
- Brief exercise session (in good weather) to emphasize the value of exercise in reducing
- Type 2 risk. Exterior exercise equipment is available on the Banting Legacy Trail.
- Tutorial session supported with multi-media covering requested area(s) of interest.
- Team-based scavenger hunt through the historic farmhouse and exhibits in search of answers to questions supplied.
- Q&A session to review information gathered during the hunt with token prizes for winning team.
- Take-away information for follow-up in class.
SFBLF tutorials are adapted to be age-appropriate and with our exhibits, to complement expected outcomes of the Ontario school system for heritage, history, health, science.
Transportation subsidies available.
For more information or to book a tour, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Canadian heritage and history
- Banting’s life and work and how his legacy continues today
- how the world remembers and honours Banting
- the insulin discovery story – Canada’s gift to the world;
Curriculum connections to diabetes
- scientists and invention
- biological feedback processes (homeostasis)
- nutritional science
- public health issues
About Diabetes and personal responsibility for healthy outcomes
- worldwide pandemic
- types of diabetes and what can be prevented
- diabetes symptoms
- how to reduce personal risk of contracting Type 2 diabetes
Delivery supported with:
- Instructor led tutorials
- multi-media technology
- Banting Legacy Collection exhibits
Site Location: 5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road, Alliston, ON, Canada, L9R 1V2
Barrier-free access and ample free parking