Educational Programs

School Programs 2016-2017

The Museum’s curriculum-linked school programs are ideal for preschool through secondary classes, as well as daycare and camp groups.

Programs are available weekdays from September to June and start between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some programs can be shortened to suit your requirements. All of the Museum’s Educators are experts in adjusting the content to your class.

Grade Levels
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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