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Cultivate learning with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s programs and workshops. As a working farm, the Museum is a fun and educational atmosphere for students of all ages, from daycare to secondary. Our programs are designed to stimulate multiple intelligences and link directly to Ontario and Quebec curricula, but can be adapted to reach the science curriculum of most provinces. We bring learning to life!

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Busy Bees School Program and Educational Activity Kit Busy Bees School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: November 16, 2016 to June 16, 2017

Through gameplaying students learn about the bee life cycle, how bees turn nectar into honey, and why many plants rely on them to produce fruits and seeds.

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Busy Bees Educational Activity Kit Busy Bees Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about the bee life cycle and pollination with the Busy Bees kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Sheep Shearing Festival School Program Sheep Shearing Festival School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $11 per student
Duration: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dates Offered: May 18 and 19, 2017

With this program, students will get to watch sheep being shorn, make felt, card and dye wool, meet a lamb up close, and watch sheepdogs in action.

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Apprentice Chef Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits,Food literacy
Grade Levels: For Culinary Explorers Ages 10 to 14
Fee: Free download

What mysteries are hidden in the food we eat? Top off your lab coat with a chef’s hat, because you’re about to conduct some experiments that show the connection between science and what’s on our plates.

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Fall at the Farm Fall at the Farm School Program cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September 21 to October 27, 2016

Indulge in fall fun as your primary students learn about apples, apple trees, pollination, and corn at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Fall at the Farm Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Apples can be used for more than just eating - use these fun apple-themed activities to complement your lesson plans.

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Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit Agriculture and the Environment School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 7 to 9 and Grades 11 and 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore agriculture issues as they relate to the environment in this secondary school program at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach secondary students how agriculture issues relate to the environment with this educational activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Bread Science Bread Science School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: 1 and 3 (Ontario), Primary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours
Dates Offered: September to June

Show primary students how wheat is grown and bread is made in Bread Science at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Butter Making Butter Making School Program cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool and Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Primary students will love turning cream into butter and learning about the cows in the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s Dairy Barn.

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Discover the Barns Discover the Barns School Program cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Guided tour adapted for all grade levels (On and Qc)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Discover the Barns at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum to see Canada’s living agricultural history. Perfect for all ages.

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Food Chains Educational Activity Kit Food Chains Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: 4 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food chains, composting, and by-products. Download the Food Chains activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Genetics and Reproductive Technologies Genetics and Reproductive Technologies School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 11 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Show secondary students the practical use of Punnett squares and let them help improve the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s herd.

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Meet Mrs Farmer Meet Mrs Farmer cafm

Type: Educational Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Daycare Centres: 18 months to 4yrs
Fee: $9 per child
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: Year-Round

Do you know Mrs Farmer? The children accompany her to meet the small animals on the farm.

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Meet the Farm Animals School Program and Educational Activity Kit Meet the Farm Animals School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool and Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Students use their senses to discover the characteristics and needs of dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, goats, rabbits, chickens, and bees.

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Meet the Farm Animals Educational Activity Kit Meet the Farm Animals Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: K to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach kindergarten and primary students about animals and their products with this free kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Peter Cottontail School Program Peter Cottontail School Program cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Teach daycare, preschool, and primary students all about rabbits in Peter Cottontail at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Peter Cottontail Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 1
Fee: Free download

Learn about rabbits in your classroom or at home with these fun educational activities. What do rabbits need, what are they like, how are they different from us? All these questions are answered in this kit.

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Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread School Program and Educational Activity Kit Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours
Dates Offered: September to June

Have primary students see and feel the changes in matter as wheat and yeast become bread at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread Educational Activity Kit Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about the physical/chemical changes of bread ingredients with this downloadable kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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What’s to Eat Educational Activity Kit What’s to Eat Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: 1 and 2 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food, germs, and healthy living. Download What’s to Eat for free from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Woolly Experiments School Program Woolly Experiments School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 1 and 2 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Students have the opportunity to answer questions about fibre by using their senses and conducting interesting experiments.

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Woolly Experiments Educational Activity Kit Woolly Experiments Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: Grades 1 and 2 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

How can you tell if a fibre is natural or made by humans? Can you tell if a fibre is wool, cotton or polyester? Students will have an opportunity to answer these questions by using their senses and conducting interesting experiments.

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Woolly the Sheep School Program Woolly the Sheep School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK and SK (Ontario), Preschool (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In the barn, students meet Woolly’s family, see who guards the sheep, and discover other fibre producing animals.

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The Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep Travelling Edukit The Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep Travelling Edukit cafm

Type: Edukits
Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 2
Fee: $129 for four weeks (includes outbound shipping and handling)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates Offered: upon reservation

Teach primary students about sheep and their by-products. Borrow the Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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The Incre-Edible School Program Educational Activity Kit The Incre-Edible School Program Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: 2 to 4 (Ontario), Primary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food origins and plant life cycles with the Incre-Edible School Program educational activity kit free download.

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Say Cheese! School Program Say Cheese! School Program cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool and Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Indulge students’ senses as they make, taste, and learn about cheese in this preschool/primary program at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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A Handful of Soil A Handful of Soil School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: May 1 to June 16, 2017

Show daycare, preschool, and primary students the miracle of plant life by examining A Handful of Soil at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Chill Out! Chill Out! School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: 1 to 3 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: May 1 to June 16, 2017

Show primary students how cows are milked and cool off with some ice cream in Chill Out! at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Biosecurity Educational Activity Kit Biosecurity Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: For ages 9 and up
Fee: Free download

Teach students about the risks of rapid disease transmission. Download the Biosecurity activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Chews Wisely Educational Activity Kit Chews Wisely Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits,Food literacy
Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach students about food and healthy living with the free Chews Wisely activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Dairy Days Educational Activity Kit Dairy Days Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: K to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Download this free kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum to teach young students about dairy animals and their food products and by-products.

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Energy Educational Activity Kit Energy Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits
Grade Levels: Grade 1
Fee: Free download

Teach Grade 1 students about energy sources and forms with this free downloadable kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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I Scream for Ice Cream! I Scream for Ice Cream cafm

Discover milk-producing mammals as you tour the Museum`s Dairy Barn and Small Animal Barn.

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Pumpkins School Program Pumpkins School Program cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September 21 to October 27, 2016

Dress up your daycare, preschool, or primary classroom with pumpkins harvested and decorated by your students at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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