Swan River Adult Education Inc. is funded by the Province of Manitoba and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
We are a community-based program with individualized instruction for adults 19 years of age and older.
At Swan River Adult Education, our learners study in a relaxed, informal adult-friendly environment.
Swan River Adult Education operates out of two sites within the Town of Swan River- the main downtown location (Site 1) and a second site (Site 2) located within the Swan River Friendship Centre.


By Mail:
Box 1330
Swan River MB R0L 1Z0
By Phone: (204) 734-9391 (Site 1)
(204) 734-9301 (Site 2)
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Drop In:
Site 1- 128-5th Ave. N (beside Madoco’s)
Site 2- 1413 Main Street (S.R. Friendship Centre)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Course Snapshot: Grade 12 Biology

Grade 12 Biology is comprised of the following units:

Module 1: Understanding Biological

This module introduces the learner to genetics.  You will discover Punnett squares and pedigree charts and how the application of these tools can predict the inheritance patterns of future generations for such things as attached ear lobe, hitch hiker's thumb, color blindness or hemophilia.  This module also shows the different ways genetic mutations can occur and the results of these mutations.

Module 2: Mechanisms of Inheritance

The translation and transcription of DNA to RNA are uncovered in this module.

Module 3: Evolutionary Theory and Biodiversity

Ever heard of survival of the fittest?  That and the other parts of Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection are topics for discussion.

Module 4: Organizing Biodiversity

Species classifications and the domains of life will teach you about algae, protists, bacteria and other microscopic forms of life surrounding us.

Module 5: Conservation of Biodiversity

Issues facing society in terms of ecosystems and conservation are taught in this module with relevance to issues in conservation currently prevalent in Manitoba.


Meet Brandy Walkow, a learner at Swan River Adult Education who just completed  Grade 12 Biology.

Brandy began Grade 12 Biology in September.  Her goal was to complete biology to upgrade her original mark achieved in high school as she was planning to apply to University College of the North in early 2014 into the DPN (Diploma in Practical Nursing) Program.

These are Brandy's thoughts and comments about Grade 12 Biology. "Biology was a lot of fun!  It has opened my eyes to a lot of new ideas and has helped me understand so many more things in everyday life such as food and health choices.  It was a very engaging course and I certainly clicked with it.  The completion of Grade 12 Biology will open doors for me to achieve my goal of getting into nursing, however, I now have plans to further my studies within biology into fields such as genetics, genetic counselling or oncology."

If you have any questions about Grade 12 Biology or any other courses at Adult Education, please call or stop by.

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