Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month
Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) organizations from across Canada worked collectively with other organizations on an initiative to declare March the Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM). This program will encourage Elementary students to learn about and celebrate agriculture through various activities such as reading books about farming, watching videos, and meeting with agricultural representatives.
Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month is one of many of the outreach programs supported by AITC-Canada.
CALM is a hands-on program that encourages children to learn about and celebrate agriculture in various ways, including reading books about agriculture and watching virtual farm tours and agriculture videos. The theme for CALM is “Our Food, Our Story.” Agriculture in the Classroom Newfoundland and Labrador will deliver this program in Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms across Newfoundland and Labrador in a month-long virtual and in-person event. AITC-NL will be sharing the stories of farmers and agriculture professionals with online presentations, virtual farm tours and other resources. An important element of this event is the connection between students, local farmers and agriculture industry representatives and AITC-NL strives to continue to make that connection.
AITC-NL launched a storybook called "Plant, Grow, Eat, Share" on March 1st, 2022. Remember Abby from "What's Growing Around Us?"? She's back! Follow Abby and Fabian as they plant and care for their indoor classroom garden. Not only do they work together to grow Tiny Tim Tomatoes, but they grow a friendship and an appreciation for growing their own food. Along with a new storybook, AITC-NL will have audio storybooks available on the website and online resources available for teachers and students. Check out Plant, Grow, Eat, Share HERE!
Presentations for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month will be back to in-person with virtual options for 2023. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
Agriculture in the Classroom NL has partnered with the NL Beekeeping Association and NL Eggs to give students across Newfoundland and Labrador a chance to decorate a beehive in their school’s name.
Classes can submit up to three of literary works that combines the student’s literacy talent and skills with their knowledge of Agriculture in Newfoundland and Labrador (ex: poem, comic, story, etc). Contest runs March 1st to March 31st, 2023.
The winners will be announced Friday, April 7, 2023.
The winning classes get the opportunity to decorate the beehive anyway that they choose (school mascot, colors, etc.) Then, the beehive will be returned to the participating Beekeeper’s farm where it will be taken care of in the name of your school/class. Hive updates will be provided by AITC- NL.
All contest entries can be submitted by tagging @AITCNL and @NLBees1 via twitter with the hashtag #CALM23. All entries must be submitted by April 1st, 2023.