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.
If you are interested in participating in Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, please contact Chelsea Foley, Outreach Coordinator, AITC-NL.
We are also looking for Volunteers in the agriculture industry to Volunteer for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month for 2018! We currently have 250+ classes signed up for this event!
BEE Creative Adopt-A-Hive Contest:
Agriculture in the Classroom NL has 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 can 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. The winner will be announced Friday, April 13th, 2018.
The winning school gets the opportunity to decorate the beehive anyway they choose (school mascot, colors, etc.) Then, the beehive will be returned to Adelaide’s Newfoundland Honey where it will be taken care of in the name of your school.
Hive updates will be provided by AITC NL.
All contest entries can be submitted by tagging @aitcnl and @adelaideshoney via twitter with the hashtag #CALM18. All entries must be submitted by March 30th, 2018.