Maine School Garden Day
Falmouth High School
May 6, 2017
Northeast Livestock Expo
May 19, 2017
Deadline for Final Grant Reports
June 1, 2017
Grant Program New Applications
June 8, 2017
RFAs on our website!
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 Fall 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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Request for applications are available on our website. Categories included: Agriculture Awareness, Ag Leadership and School Gardens and Greenhouses, in amounts of up to $1,000 or $3,000. The deadline for submission for current applications is 4:00 PM on June 8, 2017.
REMINDER for 2016 Grantees:
Final Grant Reports are due June 1, 2017!
SUMMER TEACHER'S INSTITUTE, July 31 - August 4
Join UMaine Extension to learn how to bring the science of food preservation into your classroom through hands-on activities including fermenting, freezing, drying and boiling water bath canning of acidic foods. Science never tasted so good!
Visit our website for more information and to download the registration form!
Come preview the new Aquaculture Exhibit, learn about just released K-5 Ocean and Seaweed Curriculum and get your hands wet in the UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute's touch tank.
Every teacher who attends will receive free books for their classroom and a $50 stipend.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
TIME: 9am - 12pm
WHERE: Maine Discovery Museum
74 Main Street, Bangor, ME
Registration is limited. Sign up here.
For more information about the Discovery Museum's newest exhibit. Hosted by ME EPSCoR, UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute, and the Maine Discovery Museum
Lyme Disease Awareness Month school poster contest for grades K-8: Be Tick Smart!
Learn more and view contest rules here.
Read ME Agriculture County Leads
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom is looking for help for our future Read ME Programs.
If you're interested in being the lead in your county to help coordinate the volunteer reading program, please contact Kelsey.
- Eating Plants
Grades K-2. Students will identify the structure and function of six plant parts and classify fruits and vegetables according to which parts of the plants are edible.
- Plant Tops and Bottoms
Grades: K-2. Students will identify where fruits and vegetables belong on a MyPlate diagram and describe the major parts of plants - roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits according to if they are produced on the top or bottom of a plant.
- How Does Your Garden Grow?
Grades: K-2. Students will understand the needs of a seed to germinate by observing, dissecting, and germinating seeds in a "ragdoll." Further, students will plant seeds in eggshells and observe the life cycle of a plant as they learn about sunflowers.
- Presto, Chageo
Grades: 3-5. Students will learn about the importance of green plants and the process of photosynthesis. They will learn new vocabulary and do experiments to test their hypotheses using plants. Students will also be able to act out and present the steps of Photosynthesis.
- Plants Around You
Grades 3-5. Students will categorize plants into groups, describe what plants need for healthy growth, start their own garden by planting seeds inside a cup.
- Plant Parts and Functions
Grades 6-8. In this lesson students will learn about plant parts and how they function in plant growth and reproduction.
- Surrounded By Plants
Grades 9-12. Students identify the importance of plants to human life by surveying their home and neighborhood for plant products used for medicine, aesthetics, fuel products, fiber, and food.
- How Things Grow
- The Story of Seeds
- What's In The Garden?
- Big Yellow Sunflower
- Tops & Bottoms
- Eating the Alphabet
Vascular Plants Video
Supplement a plant anatomy lesson with this video which breaks down the anatomy and physiology of vascular plants.