Pre and Post Lesson Activities

AgInTheClassroom_OneThirdCalifornia Foundation for Ag in the Classroom’s mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California’s educators and students. Their vision is an appreciation of agriculture by all. California is dependent upon the success of agriculture, yet today, we are faced with bigger challenges than ever before. Over the last century, children have become further removed from the land that feeds and clothes us. In fact, only 2% of the population is directly involved in production agriculture and many children, when asked where food comes from, will reply “the grocery store!” With more than 7 million students in California, it is essential that these children—the next generation of consumers, parents and decision-makers—grow up with an understanding of agriculture’s critical contributions to our society. Visit their website.

IAgVentures-OneThirdnternational Agri-Center’s AgVentures!  is a fun and exciting way to learn about agriculture. The hands-on exhibits encourage visitors to learn what it takes to provide the agricultural products we rely on.

In California, agriculture is all around us, from fruit trees and row crops to dairy and livestock. The farmer’s life is special and vital to every one of us. It is important that children and adults become aware of how essential the farmer’s job is to our lives. Without those who dedicate their lives to providing us food and fiber we would not have the bountiful harvest that makes California so wonderful.

At AgVentures! Learning Center, students learn using professionally designed curriculum based exhibits. Teachers, parents and children of all ages appreciate the interactive learning environment.

The Antique Farm Equipment Museum and AgVentures! Learning Center are rich with knowledge and history of farming and ranching. Fully restored antique tractors, implements and other farm equipment are showcased in the museum. A trip to the Antique Farm Equipment Museum is like taking a step back in time.

The history of the world’s largest annual farm equipment show, World Ag Expo, is illustrated in the Antique Farm Equipment Museum. You can see how the dream of a farm show evolved into the World Ag Expo. Visit their website. 

MAF_Logo_ClearMy American Farm is a place for young learners to explore and discover our food, fiber and energy. There are more than 100 free educational resources, including exciting games aligned to national learning standards, lesson plans, activity sheets and eComics. You’ll discover great resources for fairs and events to set up a My American Farm learning area. Families will benefit from the fun family resources as well. The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visit their website. 

 

EAT-LogoThe Education & Agriculture Together Foundation, commonly known as the E.A.T. Foundation, is a non-profit organization designed to increase educator’s knowledge and experiences in the Agriculture industry and equip them with the appropriate tools to educate future generations regarding the importance of agriculture and rural stewardship in today’s society. Please feel free to navigate through our website and find out about this exciting opportunity! Visit their website.

FoodCorpsLogo-HiResFoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. These leaders are in limited-resource communities for a year of public service where they teach hands-on lessons about food and nutrition; build and tend school gardens, and teach cooking lessons; and help change what’s on lunch trays giving kids healthy food from local farms. Visit their website.