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 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 digital version of Blossom’s Big Job in 2021, a storybook about a busy honeybee and the importance of bees and pollination to our food system. Along with a digital version of Blossom’s Big Job; AITC-NL will have audio storybooks available on the website and online resources available for teachers and students.
CALM 2022 is just around the corner! Due to public health guidelines. Presentations for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month will be on a virtual platform for 2022. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org