Maple Equipment Grants and Classroom Competition
A New Hampshire tradition can bring hands-on learning to your science, social studies, language arts, math and other classes. Maple syrup is a sweet way to engage students while learning a variety of academic concepts. Apply for a maple equipment grant to receive $200 in supplies or funds towards building an evaporator to help bring the lessons to life. In this competitive grant process, four to six grants will be awarded to schools demonstrating a plan for producing a minimum of 1 quart of syrup.
The Tucker Mountain Challenge is a classroom competition for students to show off their sugaring skills. Entrants must submit one quart of maple syrup by April 1st, 2019. Samples will be judged on color, density, clarity and flavor. The first place class will receive $1,000, second place receives $750 and $500 for third place. Applications are now open!
Tucker Mountain Challenge (application due 1/15/19, sample received by 4/1/19)
Belknap School to Farm Day
Fourth grade students from Belknap County traveled to Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford for a day of hands-on agricultural education. Even the rain didn't dampen their enthusiasm for a sheep shearing demonstration, making butter, visiting the NH Assistant State Veterinarian, learning about garlic, petting an ox, plus exploring maple syrup, corn, pumpkins, wool, bees and soil. Some of the classes were even treated to a hayride.
NHAITC Teacher of the Year Application
Do you or a coworker integrate agriculture into your classroom? Here is an opportunity to recognize an outstanding New Hampshire elementary or secondary school teacher who uses agricultural education materials and/or activities in the classroom to teach core subjects.
The winner will be recognized in the spring at the Granite State Association of FFA Convention and will be submitted to National Agriculture in the Classroom to be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Winners may also be eligible for a registration scholarship at the 2019 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas next June.
are due November 9, 2018
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Food, Land & People Workshop
Food, Land & People is a curriculum resource committed to helping students better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and the people of the world. Join the Merrimack County Conservation District and NH Agriculture in the Classroom for a hands-on workshop exploring some of the science and social studies based Food, Land and People lessons. Try your hand at "Buzzy, Buzzy Bee", "Go, Go H2O" and "Tree-Mendous!". Guest presenter, Katie Carpenter from New York will lead us through these activities while showing us how to update and expand the lessons. Plus take the curriculum home with you!
The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 8th at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab in Manchester from 9:00 to 2:00.
The cost is $25 per person.
National Agriculture in the Classroom Travel Grant
Plan ahead for the 2019 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference and apply for a $1,500 American Farm Bureau Foundation White-Reinhardt grant to help cover expenses. The conference is June 18-21, 2019 in Little Rock, AR.
is due October 15th.
2019 Budding Botanist Grant
will help students learn about plants, explore their world and inspire them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems. In early 2019, six grant packages valued at $3,000 in cash and supplies will be awarded to six schools across the US.
November 19, 2018
2019 Youth Garden Grant
has supported school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. A total of 25 programs will be awarded with award packages ranging from $500 to $2100 in value.
are due by
December 17, 2018.
Students will discover how agricultural commodities are transported from producers to consumers.
Students will describe the farm-to-table process of common fruits and vegetables, recognize the nutrients fruits and vegetables provide, and evaluate methods of food storage and preparation for preserving nutrients.
Students will compare and contrast milk and plant-based milk substitutes by learning their source from farm-to-table and discovering how they "stack-up" in nutritional value. Students will also explore food package labeling laws and consumer trends in milk consumption to think critically about the impact of labels in marketing and consumer perceptions of food.
history, types of pumpkins and more
NHAITC OUT & ABOUT
Bow High School
presenting 2 workshops
NH Science Teachers Conference
Mills Falls Landing, Meredith
presenting a maple education workshop
NH Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
November 2nd at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield
National Agriculture in the Classroom
now offers two opportunities to join the organization and show your support of agricultural literacy in K-12 classrooms. For $25, teachers, informal educators and volunteers can join. Student membership is $10.
Learn more and join NAITCO today!