Agroworld- agricultural science e-zine developed for the secondary educator
Kids Gardening has ideas about plants and gardens, teacher resources, and grant opportunities.
The Chop Chop magazine and website has easy and healthy recipes.
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids.
Agriculture License Plate
Funding from this plate has impacted 84,000 students in 2015 with lessons, materials, volunteers and teacher training. Annually up to $60K is distributed in grants to schools, FFA, 4-H and other Non-profit programs for Ag education initiatives by the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council.
28 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
Happy 2017 From Maine Agriculture in the Classroom!
State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show!
Come visit MAITC January 10-12th at the Agricultural Trades Show located at the Augusta Civic Center.
Maine Nutrition Council Educational Event
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Join the Maine Nutrition Council at the Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center in the Waldo Room on Thursday January 12th at 10am in viewing the film Just Eat It! Followed by discussion.
Curriculum Connections for School Garden Projects -
A workshop for teachers and school garden educators
January 20, 2017
8:30 - 4:00
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
118 Marquardt Building, Door D7
(32 Blossom Lane, for GPS)
Participants will receive
7 contact hours or .7 CEU's from the University of Maine
Project Food, Land and People, 55-lesson Curriculum Supplement
Nutrients for Life Materials
Wild Blueberry Curricula
And much more!
Cost is $50 per educator - Scholarships are available!
January 6, 2017
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Maine Nutrition Council Annual Conference
Eat for the Health of it!
Save the date, Monday, April 10th for the Maine Nutrition Council Annual Conference: Eat for the Health of it! The conference will be held at
MaineGeneral Health in Augusta.
Visit the Maine Nutrition Council website for updates and registration details.
Maine School Garden Day
This year's Maine School Garden Day will take place on Saturday, May 6th, at Falmouth High School from 8-4, a full day of classes, exhibits, and more! This is a K-12 educator training workshop and all participants will receive certificates for contact hours or CEU's. The cost of the day is $25($35 after April 30) and includes a local foods lunch. Scholarships are available.
Click here to register now!!
2017 Summer Teacher's Institute!
July 31 - August 4 at
This year's Summer Teacher's Institute will be the week of July 31st through August 4th at the University of Maine at Farmington. Stay tuned for more information.
Read Me Agriculture Week 2017
Each PreK-4 classroom will receive a copy of the book with lesson ideas, and information on Maine Agriculture given by a volunteer reader from the area.
Readers still needed. Classrooms still being accepted while the supply of materials lasts!
Fruits of our Labor
Students will discover how fresh fruits can be dried and preserved by participating in an activity where they make raisins by drying grapes.
- Bartering Through the Seasons Grades: 3-5.
Students will learn about the seasons, become familiar with the process of wool production, and explore how trade and barter have historically allowed people to satisfy their needs and wants.
Students will explore the connection between individual behavior and resource use, learn the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources, and identify careers related to natural resource management by playing an active, futuristic game in which teams have to collect limited resources from Planet Zorcon.
Let's Go Shopping!
Students will learn the differences between needs and wants, goods and services, and producers and consumers by participating in a grocery store simulation, exploring the source of grocery store items, and designing their own products to sell.
- Understanding Bacteria Grades 6-12. This lesson introduces students to food safety, the 4 Cs of Food Safety, the Farm-to-Table Continuum, who's responsible for keeping our food safe, and the link between food safety and other content areas. Students will also be challenged to hypothesize about where most bacteria are found and develop awareness that bacteria are everywhere and that various surfaces might have different levels of organisms.
- All in Just One Cookie
- An Orange in January
- Snow Comes to the Farm
- I Can Read About Seasons
- It Feels Like Snow
- Where Does Food Come From
- Check out these STEM Coordinators On the Farm Experience
offers online digital courses available to K-12 schools at no charge, through partnerships with private-sector leaders, forward-leaning foundations
and non-profits. Topics include: STEM Readiness, Health & Wellness, Financial Education, Diversity & Inclusion, and Career Leadership & Success.