Happy New Year and 2014 from
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom!
Read ME Agriculture 2014
Sign Up Forms Due: December 1st
Still time to sign up your classroom or as a reader.... Deadline passed on Dec 1st but there are limited materials still available so SIGN UP NOW!
You may sign up both teachers and volunteers OR you may submit just teachers or just volunteers and MAITC will provide the missing component.
Please signup on the website.
2014 Grant Applications DUE: June 13
Maine School Garden Day
"Heritage Seed Saving Program" with Neil Lash who has established the oldest high school seed saving program in the United States.
Limit 20 participants
Don't miss this event!
Full day of tours, workshops and activities for teachers, volunteers and other educators interested in developing a school garden or working with an established program.
Registrations will be available on the website in February.
At Medomak Valley High School
Kennebec Valley Community College
Dual Credit program for up to 10 High Schools across the state coming for FALL 2014.
MAITC is currently working with KVCC to establish adjunct faculty in up to 10 Maine High Schools to offer the "Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture" course, starting in Fall 2014.
Portions of the class will be taught by the college faculty with fieldtrips to local farms and possible projects at the schools.
For more information, or to be added to this list of possible high school locations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website here.
January is the month for Birds!
Here are a few stories that use or teach about Birds
- Chickadees at Night By: Bill Smith
- Maine's Favorite Birds By: Jeffrey Wells
- National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
By: Jonathen Alderfer
- Bird in Winter By: Helene Kerillis