Ag 101

Ag for Life’s Ag 101: Food and Farming in school program for junior and senior high students provides students the opportunity to explore various aspects of where their food comes from, what goes into its production, and how those factors can affect human health, the environment, and farm animal welfare. Ag for Life, along with local producers and industry experts will lead six interactive, hands-on stations that your students will rotate through.  In addition to learning about the benefits and consequences of food production and agriculture practices, they will also have a chance to discover the many different career paths in Alberta’s thriving agriculture sector.

Ag 101 can be tailored to meet the needs of your curriculum. Teachers can choose an overarching theme such as environmental sustainability, or they can choose from a list of topics, such as genetic engineering, pesticide use, biotechnology, animal welfare, technology, or agriculture marketing, to name a few.

The program will showcase agriculture from the farm gate to the food plate while providing teachers with an exciting way to meet curriculum objectives, throughout CTF and CTS, science and biology with a focus on sustainability, genetics and technology, social studies with a focus on globalization and economics, health, and foods.

Alberta teachers and principals are encouraged to sign up for the Ag 101 program for their class or school. Program capacity is 200 students per day– one half-day per 100 students. To register for this program, please contact Ag for Life’s Program Coordinator, Heather Hanlon at hhanlon@agricultureforlife.ca. There is no charge to schools to participate in this program.

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