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Agriculture and the Environment School Program
What’s that smell? In Agriculture and the Environment, your secondary students will spend 2 ½ hours investigating earthy issues like manure management, crop protection, and organic farming.
Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun! Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit
Students attempt to solve thorny agricultural issues as they trace agriculture’s evolution and environmental impact. As students tour the barns and exhibitions, they explore topics like:
- crop protection
- organic farming
- manure management
- recombinant DNA technology
- bees’ importance in food production
This program will stimulate discussion on the role farmers have in maintaining sustainability of their farms and the environment.
|Grade 7||Science and Technology — Understanding Life Systems||Secondary Cycle 2||Competency 5 — To construct his/her understanding of the world|
|Grade 8||Science and Technology — Understanding Earth and Space Systems|
|Grade 9||Science and Technology — Understanding Life Systems|
|Grade 11||Science — Biology, Environmental Science|
|Grade 12||Science — Biology, Sciences|
Help students prepare by downloading the related Educational Activity Kit.
The Museum is also a demonstration farm. Please advise students of potential hazards and dress appropriately (boots, outdoor clothing, etc.). See more pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.
$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
A minimum fee of $144 will be charged per group.