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Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month 2019

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month 2019

Annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month 2019 will reach over 40,000 students!

Headingley, MB, March 1, 2019 – Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada (AITC-C), representing nine provincial Agriculture in the Classroom organizations, will participate in the eighth annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) in schools across Canada for the month of March.

CALM is a hands-on program that encourages children to learn about and celebrate Canada’s agriculture and food story in various ways, including reading books about farming and food, watching videos and meeting with farmers and others in the agriculture industry. Building an awareness for students about the connection they have to local farmers and the agriculture and food sector is what makes CALM so impactful.

Click for the full media release in English or French.

Canadian Educator Resource Matrix

Canadian Educator Resource Matrix

This exciting new online tool will be a “one-stop-shop” for teachers across Canada who are looking for agriculture education resources that will connect directly to their provincial curricula.  Teachers will be able to filter by grade, topic, and subject area to find the agriculture and food resources available to them to engage their students.  This matrix has been designed to provide teachers with the most accurate, balanced and current information regarding Canada’s agri-food sector, and it is free of charge for users. 

Download the Media Release (PDF)

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada Offers Updated Resources for the New School Year

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada Offers Updated Resources for the New School Year

Executive Director, Johanne Ross, talks new website, new resources, and all things AITC-C with realagriculture.

Check out the full interview and podcast here!

2017-2018 Impact Sheet

2017-2018 Impact Sheet

In 2017-2018 Agriculture in the Classroom Canada reached over 470, 814 students! Learn more aout our Impact here!

Impact Sheet PDF

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) was a great success in March 2018. Nine provinces (NL, NS, NB, PE, ON, MB, SK, AB & BC) participated with activities ranging from classroom reading visits with industry and producer representatives, high school sessions, library visits, class visits to farms, as well as a large social media component. Once again, this year the CALM coordinator allowed for the provincial coordinators to have a central hub for communication and sharing ideas. It also allowed for one person to manage national tasks including the development and distribution of teacher and volunteer resources and managing the social and traditional media communications. 

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada thanks Farm Credit Canada for its ongoing support to this impactful initiative.

View the Final Report for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (PDF)

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