Like many students Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba (AITC-M) impacts, I didn’t grow-up on a farm or have an immediate connection to Canadian agriculture. But it was through my education and work experience where I was able to learn about this amazing industry and develop a passion for agriculture education. One of the first times I volunteered for AITC-M, a student told our staff that they were so surprised to discover that wheat didn’t come from powdered marshmallows. Experiences like that reinforced my desire to be involved in supporting the development of curriculum linked resources for teachers with accurate, balanced and current information about agriculture. AITC-M plays a vital role in offering these incredible hands on learning opportunities so students learn where their food comes from and how to think critically about the messages they hear about food. We need these bright young minds to consider a career in this incredible, dynamic industry. I am proud of the role we play provincially and nationally with AITC Canada to ensure our next generation are well informed, passionate decision makers!
Amazing Agriculture Adventure (AAA)
Agriculture in the Classroom-MB Inc. (AITC-M) is committed to cultivating an interest in agriculture in Manitoba’s students of all ages. As a nonprofit, charitable organization, this is achieved through the many curriculum-linked teaching tools and experiential learning opportunities it offers Manitoba educators and their students. One such program is the Amazing Agriculture Adventure (AAA) where students move through 16 to 18 hands-on stations and play a game or complete an activity. It’s an incredible way for students to learn about habitats and communities, weather, bees, numerous animals and commodities, erosion, health and nutrition and other important agriculture topics. AITC-M runs AAAs every year in Winnipeg and Brandon and every second year in Russell, Manitoba. With the help of our 400 volunteers and partners, we are able to teach over 1,700 students a year about Canadian agriculture through this one extraordinary program! For more information about AITC-M and its programs and resources, visit www.aitc.mb.ca