Read ME Agriculture
January 1, 2017
Grant Program - Request For Applications coming in early January!
77th Annual Agricultural Trades Show
Augusta Civic Center
Read ME Agriculture
Maine School Garden Day
Falmouth High School
May 6, 2017
Northeast Livestock Expo
May 19, 2017
Deadline for Final Grant Reports
June 1, 2017
Summer Teacher's Institute
University of Maine at Farmington
July 31 - August 4
Teach ME about Food & Farms
Lesson site developed for Maine Educators
**Contact us to plan a workshop date for your school for Spring 2017
|Agriculture License Plate
Funding from this plate has impacted 80,000 students in 2014 with lessons, materials, volunteers and teacher training. Annually up to $60K is distributed in grants to schools, FFA, 4-H and other Non-profit programs for Ag education initiatives by the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council.
28 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
|Our Mission Statement
"To promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resources among students, educators, and the general public"
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Happy 2017 From Maine Agriculture in the Classroom!
State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show!
Come visit MAITC January 10-12th at the Agricultural Trades Show located at the Augusta Civic Center.
For more information.
Maine Nutrition Council Educational Event
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Join the Maine Nutrition Council at the Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center in the Waldo Room on ThursdayJanuary 12th at 10am in viewing the film Just Eat It!Followed by discussion.
View the trailer.
Visit the Maine Nutrition Council website for more information
Curriculum Connections for School Garden Projects - A workshop for teachers and school garden educators
January 20, 2017
8:30 - 4:00
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
118 Marquardt Building, Door D7
(32 Blossom Lane, for GPS)
Participants will receive:
- 7 contact hours or .7 CEU's from the University of Maine
- Project Food, Land and People, 55-lesson Curriculum Supplement
- Nutrients for Life Materials
- Wild Blueberry Curricula
- And much more!
Cost is $50 per educator - Scholarships are available!
Click here for workshop registration form.
Registration Deadline: January 6, 2017
Maine Nutrition Council Annual Conference
Eat for the Health of it!
Save the date, Monday, April 10th for the Maine Nutrition Council Annual Conference: Eat for the Health of it! The conference will be held at MaineGeneral Health in Augusta.
Dr. Saray Stancic will be the keynote speaker.
Visit the Maine Nutrition Council website for updates and registration details.
Maine School Garden Day
May 6, 2017
This year's Maine School Garden Day will take place on Saturday, May 6th, at Falmouth High School from 8-4, a full day of classes, exhibits, and more! This is a K-12 educator training workshop and all participants will receive certificates for contact hours or CEU's. The cost of the day is $25($35 after April 30) and includes a local foods lunch. Scholarships are available. Click here to register now!!
2017 Summer Teacher's Institute!
July 31 - August 4 at UMF
This year's Summer Teacher's Institute will be the week of July 31st through August 4th at the University of Maine at Farmington. Stay tuned for more information.
Read Me Agriculture 2017
Registration Deadline is January 1st!
Each PreK-4 classroom will receive a copy of the book with lesson ideas, and information on Maine Agriculture given by a volunteer reader from the area. You may sign up both teachers and volunteers OR you may submit just teachers or just volunteers and MAITC will provide the missing component. All forms must be returned to the MAITC office by January 1, 2017 to ensure that all volunteers and classrooms receive the books and materials.
For complete information CLICK HERE
- Fruits of our Labor Grades: K-2. Students will discover how fresh fruits can be dried and preserved by participating in an activity where they make raisins by drying grapes.
- Bartering Through the Seasons Grades: 3-5. Students will learn about the seasons, become familiar with the process of wool production, and explore how trade and barter have historically allowed people to satisfy their needs and wants.
- The Columbian Exchange of Old and New World Foods Grades 5-12. Students will explore New World and Old World food origins to understand how the Columbian Exchange altered people's lives worldwide.
- Planet Zircon Grades: 6-8. Students will explore the connection between individual behavior and resource use, learn the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources, and identify careers related to natural resource management by playing an active, futuristic game in which teams have to collect limited resources from Planet Zorcon.
- Let's Go Shopping! Grades: K-5. Students will learn the differences between needs and wants, goods and services, and producers and consumers by participating in a grocery store simulation, exploring the source of grocery store items, and designing their own products to sell.
- Understanding Bacteria Grades 6-12. This lesson introduces students to food safety, the 4 Cs of Food Safety, the Farm-to-Table Continuum, who's responsible for keeping our food safe, and the link between food safety and other content areas. Students will also be challenged to hypothesize about where most bacteria are found and develop awareness that bacteria are everywhere and that various surfaces might have different levels of organisms.
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