Agricultural Labor Field Day
Alfond Rec Center, KVCC Hinckley Campus
May 3, 2018
Calf Unveiling Day
May 5, 2018
Maine Nutrition Council Educational Event
Grad Student Presentations
University of Maine, Orono
May 11, 2018
NELE Kids Day
May 17, 2018
Southern Maine Children's Water Festival
University of Southern Maine - Portland Campus
May 18, 2018
Nature-Based Education Institute
University of Maine at Farmington
May 18-20, 2018
2017 Grant Reports DUE
June 1, 2018
2018 MAITC Grant Applications DUE
June 7, 2018
National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference
June 26 - 29, 2018
Teach ME about Food & Farms
Lesson site developed for Maine Educators
**Contact us to plan a workshop date for your school for Fall 2018
Looking for field trips? Check out Get Real Get Maine's Food, Farms, and Forest Search.
ReTreeUS plants orchards in schools and provides educational programs that empower people to be healthy environmental stewards.
See the Maine Farm to School Census here. Are you participating?
Maine School Garden Networkresource for all school gardens across Maine!
Search The National Ag in the Classroom Curriculum Matrix for resources.
Fuel Up to Play 60 offers educators a wide array of resources they can use to help students make sustainable changes in their school environment.
Agroworld- agricultural science e-zine developed for the secondary educator
Kids Gardening has ideas about plants and gardens, teacher resources, and grant opportunities.
The Chop Chop magazine and website has easy and healthy recipes.
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids.
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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.
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Augusta, Maine 04333
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If you have a current MAITC grant, your report is due June 1st!
Our request for applications for our 2018 grants program is available on our website!
Applications are due June 7th BY 4:00PM! Get started today!
NELE Kids Day
The Northeast Livestock Expo Kids Day will take place this year on Thursday, May 17th at the Windsor Fairgrounds. MAITC is a sponsor.
This program is for K-6th grade. 30-45 agricultural demonstrations will be available for youth to visit! Free admissions - transportation funds available on a limited first come first serve basis.
Registration forms are on the Kids Day website. Please contact Cindy Kilgore for more information.
Agricultural Labor Field Day
May 3, 2018
The event is open to employers/agencies promoting their summer jobs, internships, career opportunities, and undergraduate programs at KVCC, other high school and college students, and area residents interested in academic and professional careers in a variety of agriculture fields including Sustainable Agriculture, Culinary Arts, and Business Administration.
For more information.
The Maine Nutrition Council's next educational event will be Friday, May 11th at the University of Maine from 10am - 12pm in the Walker Room on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union.
Hear from graduate students about their research related to nutrition!
RSVP to Kelsey.
Fuel Up to Play 60 Funding Opportunity
Funding opportunities are available to any qualified K-12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. Sponsored by the National Dairy Council, state and regional Dairy Councils and other supporting organizations, the competitive, nationwide funding program provides money - up to $4,000 per year, per school - to jumpstart healthy changes. Funds are used to help your school implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play.
Funding information. DUE June 13th!
Just as NFL teams use a Playbook to figure out their on-the-field strategies, you can use the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook to strategize what will make your school a winner - by helping students to eat healthy and get active! Pick a Play that suits your school, use it as a guide and be creative. Then share your experiences with other schools! 2018-2019 Playbook.
Interested in applying? Contact Katie Hoffman from the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council and Maine Dairy Promotion Board with any questions!
Preschool Resource - Garden Nutrition Education
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff.
The kit includes seven booklets featuring fruits and vegetables with fun activities through the imaginary garden at Tasty Acres Farm!
Check out the resources.
The Maine Nature-Based Education Collaborative is seeking youth input in order to inform their work on improving nature-based and environmental education in Maine. This survey is anonymous, for grades 6-12, and should take less than 10 minutes. Please distribute this survey to your networks and encourage students to respond!
- Fabulous Flowers
Grades K-2. The purpose of this lesson is to review the functions of flowers and to help students understand that some flowers are edible.
- Exploring Aquaponics
Grades 3-5. The students will identify the basic needs of plants and fish and engineer, assemble, maintain, and observe a small-scale aquaponics system that meets plant and fish needs.
- Flower Power
Grades 6-8. Students will observe physical characteristics of flowers and explore principles of pollination.
- Plant Nutrient Deficiencies
Grades 9-12. Students will recognize that plants, like people, require essential nutrients to be present in the right amounts in order to be healthy, use reference materials to diagnose plant nutrient deficiencies, define fertilizer as a type of "food" for plants, and appreciate that fertilizers are used to replenish nutrients in agricultural soils.
- The Reason for a Flower
- The Fruits We Eat
- Plants Feed Me
- How Do Flowers Grow?
- The Life and Times of the Honeybee
Shape, Form, and Function in the Garden.
The Importance of Ag
A good way to introduce the history of agriculture and how events and innovation have changed how we live.
Visit an eco-friendly aquaponics farm, where tasty fish and plants are grown in harmony.
The National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference is coming to Portland, ME! June 26-29, 2018. Keep your eyes and ears open for great opportunities!