Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month
Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) organizations from across Canada worked collectively with Farm Credit Canada on an initiative to declare March the Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM). This program will encourage Elementary students to learn about and celebrate agriculture through various activities such as reading books about farming, watching videos, and meeting with agricultural representatives.
2018 Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month had 278 classes participate! 5800 students across the province got to experience Agriculture in their classrooms. Thank you to the grade 3's at Holy Family in Paradise for helping AITC-NL to launch the new book, Blossom's Big Job. Blossom is a busy honeybee that works hard to provide honey for her hive and pollinate flowers. Thank you to Adelaide's Newfoundland Honey for presenting at Holy Family and educating students about honey bees.
BEE Creative Adopt-A-Hive Contest:
Agriculture in the Classroom NL partnered with Adelaide’s Newfoundland Honey to give students all across Newfoundland and Labrador a chance to win a bee-hive in their school’s name. Classes were able to submit three of their top illustrations that combines the students artistic talent with their knowledge of honey bees/bee keeping (for example; bees, NL wildflowers, beehives, beekeepers, honey, and pollination). Contest runs March 1st to March 30th, 2018. A panel of judges chose the winning artwork on April 13th, 2018. Thank you to our judges: Catherine Dempsey, Paul Dinn, Brenda Dinn, Matthew Carlson, and Karen Kennedy.
The winning class was Ms. Hingston's Grade 6 Class at Gros Morne Academy! Here is their beautiful hive at Adelaide's Newfoundland Honey:
Here is their winning artwork: