Maine Agriculture in the Classroom's
Summer Teacher's Institute
July 29- August 2nd
University of Maine, Presque Isle
The focus the 2013 Summer Teachers Institute will include Agriculture Education Activities for students from PreK - 12th Grade.
We will visit a school farm, and technical center program as well as a NEW resource for younger students at the Northern Maine Fair. A full lesson set on fiber will be introduced as well as visits to potato farms and processing. And that is only the beginning! Add broccoli, grains, canola, forestry and there will still more!
At this Educator's workshop, participants will receive 36 contact hours or 3.6 CEU's for re-certification credits. Thanks to grants issued by the The ME Department of Agriculture, The Wild Blueberry Commission, The Maine Potato Board and the agricultural license plate the cost of this training will beonly $200 per participant before July 12th (a $400 value), and $225 after this date, which includes lodging, travel and meals for up to 35 educators for the 5 days. Scholarships are available.
Carpooling and transportation from central Maine will be available.
All participants will receive the 55-lesson Food, Land and People Resources for Learning, The Maine Teacher Resource Guide, Growing Potatoes in Northern Maine, and The Wild Blueberry Curriculum as well as training in these hands-on materials and exposure to hundreds of online resources.
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