Traveling Lab Coats (TLC)

Engaging hands-on workshops to get your students excited about STEM learning!

TLC Workshops can be run in your classroom
or Booked as a field trip to the UofL

Who are the Traveling Lab Coats and What is a TLC workshop? 

Destination Exploration's Traveling Lab Coats are UofL instructors who deliver engaging and hands-on science and technology workshops throughout the school year across Southern Alberta. Workshop topics support curriculum outcomes and aim to bring what you're learning in school to life! Please note they have not been updated to meet the new AB curriculum - we're working on it. TLC workshops can be booked by ANYONE, including teachers, educators, libraries, homeschool families or Girl Guide and other extracurricular groups. 

The best part is TLC instructors travel! We'll come out to classrooms anywhere from Pincher Creek to Bow Island and Milk River to Champion. Note that a $50 travel fee is added for those outside a 30km radius and we ask that you book a minimum of 3 workshops. If you're looking to include us in a field trip, DE runs out of the Outreach Facility in the UofL Science Commons and is a great local option for your kiddos. We can also host your class/grade/school for year-end trips and can help schedule a trip to the pool (May & June only)! 

Why book a TLC workshop? We don't require parent volunteers, we'll bring everything we need and it's just $100 for the hour. We can introduce a topic, recap the students learning or ignite the spark of curiosity in the middle of the unit.


When can I book one?

  • Limited availability: Oct 10, 2023 - April 19, 2024
  • Full Availability: May 7, 2023 - June 7, 2024
  • Field Trips may be booked until June 14, 2024 
  • Please check availability online before booking

2023/24 Availability HERE! 


  • 1-hour workshop!
  • You choose a time that works for your class
  • Flexible to fit within your bell schedule
  • (May & June) Book one team for 4 workshops on the same day for a discount

How much do they cost?

  • Each 1-hour TLC workshop is $100
  • *NEW* Book a team for 4 workshops on the same day and receive 10% off (May & June only) 
  • We'll bring all the materials & equipment needed 
  • No parent volunteers required

Note: if your school is located beyond a 30km radius of the U of L, an additional travel fee of $50 will be applied

If you would like to book a STEM Day for your entire school - please contact us for more details and arrangements.

How to Book

Simply fill in the online registration form with your preferred DATE & TIME.  You will then receive an email confirmation of your booking. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 403-915-0651.

Please check the available dates and times on this sheet

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