Check out what is going on at NHAITC!
A Sweet Classroom Competition - win $2,000!

The New Hampshire Maple Producers have   red esigned their annual Felker Award to include classroom maple production.  The goal is to have your students produce a quart of maple syrup and learn about the science, math, social studies and language arts involved in the process. If you want to be in the running for a $2,000 prize , just follow some simple steps:
1.  complete and submit application by 2/1/17
2.  with the help of an assigned mentor, collect roughly 10 gallons of sap and boil it down to syrup.
3.  submit the syrup to the NH Maple Producers by 4/16/17 to be judged at their annual summer meeting

No need to worry, the NH Maple Producers will provide a mentor to help you along the way and possibly loan you the materials as well! NH Agriculture in the Classroom is working on curriculum which focuses on the core academic areas involved in producing maple syrup.  Educational materials will be available by the start of the maple sugaring season.

More Information:    rules        application       basic sugaring steps
2017 Teacher of The Year - Consider Applying !

NHA ITC knows how hard teachers work for their students. This is a chance to  recognize an outstanding New Hampshire preK-12 teacher, who uses agricultural education materials and/or activities in the classroom to teach core subjects.  Last year, Mike Smith from Mascenic Regional High School was recognized for integrating student horticulture projects into the district's food classes and in landscaping the school grounds.  

The winning application(s) will be recognized in the spring and submitted to National Agriculture in the Classroom to be considered for national recognition.   Applications are due December 15, 2016.                                                                   
On the Farm STEM Events Now Accepting Applications

If you're hungry for real world STEM connections and hands-on learning, the On The F arm STEM event is calling.   Discover science brought to life by American  beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.   Anyone may apply for the experience whether you are a formal educator or a non-formal educator - this program has something for everyone.   The best part is that there is no cost to you! If selected, you'll receive free registration, reimbursement of up to $1,000 for approved travel expenses, hotel accommodations for three nights and meals, in addition to educational supplies and resources.   For more information or to apply, visit the  program website .   Applications close December 16th, 2016.

Real Trees 4 Kids teaches K-12 students the ins and outs of Christmas Tree Farming 

Discover Christmas Trees is  designed for grades K-8.  It introduces students to the important aspects of the conifer and Christmas tree industry with  lessons in language arts, math, social studies and science to build student knowledge of our natural world.

NH Harvest of the Month is a farm-to-school campaign that provides ready to go materials for the classroom, cafeteria, and community that promotes the use of local, seasonal foods.  December explores winter squash!

Farm & Forest Expo
February 17th and 18th
Radisson Hotel    Manchester, NH

Merrimack County School to Farm Day
May 11, 2017
Carter Hill Orchard in Concord

Grafton/Coos County School to Farm Day
May 24, 2017
new event at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem!

National Agriculture in the Classroom National Conference
June 20-23, 2016
Kansas City, MO


Let It Grow Contest - vote for the winning school to win a grand prize of $5,000 plus an introduction to an agronomist!

Captain Planet Foundation Grant - apply by January 31st for hands-on environmental stewardship school or classroom project
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Debbi Cox,  State Coordinator           (603) 224-1934  
Deb Robie, Grafton County Coordinator