Inside Education is growing our suite of agriculture education programs to build upon our years of award-winning programming that supports teachers and students across Alberta.
Our suite of programs develop agricultural literacy through an emphasis on understanding the science, technology, careers and stewardship initiatives that shape the agriculture and agri-foods sector.
Inside Education’s agriculture education programs reach thousands of students in communities across Alberta. We are developing new and exciting programs to kick off 2019.
Inside Education plays a very valuable role in linking students with industry partners and expertise through authentic, hands-on, and highly engaging experiences.
− Cathy Price, Teacher | Acme School
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
Agriculture Innovations Program
The Agriculture Innovations Program is a multi-day learning experience for K-12 teachers representing schools from across Alberta to come together to learn about agriculture in Alberta. The program will explore the agricultural sector as a key component of sustainable natural resource development in Alberta. This one-of-a-kind education program will create networks, and inspire conversations, ideas and classroom connections.
Cultivating Stewardship Classroom Program
Aligning with the grade 7 program of studies and taking an ‘Agriculture 101’ approach, this program provides relevant agriculture connections to student’s lives – Where does my food come from? What are environmental issues related to agriculture? What’s being done to help reduce these concerns? We also address careers in agriculture.
“It was a great thought provoking intro (to agriculture). We took it a lot further the next day with students. They often don’t make this connection and this programs made it clear to kids about their personal connections. They also felt more open to understanding the diversity of agriculture.”
-Mike Tyler | Vincent Massey School
Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest
The Inside Education student field program at the Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest includes themes related to ranching in Alberta. The on-site program demonstrates how various land users, including grazing, work together to balance natural resource development on the landscape. More than 1500 Calgary-area school children participate each spring. During the fall months, the site is home to a grazing lease – meaning cattle roam freely through the area.Request a program
“All of staff and students thoroughly appreciated the strong connections to the Alberta curriculum, the organization of the day, the knowledgeable/respectful staff, as well as the variety of activities planned. We could not be more thrilled to have had the opportunity to visit JumpingPound and hope to so do again in the future!”
-Krissa Donahue | C.W Perry School, Airdrie
YOUTH EDUCATION SUMMITS
Cultivate 2020 | March 5-8, 2020
Using our award-winning model for engaging high school students though meaningful dialogue, access to experts, project-based inquiry learning Inside Education is excited to announce Cultiv8 2020!
Regional Agriculture Youth Summits | October 2020
Inside Education believes in inspiring students to consider their role to become lifetime stewards of our environment and natural resources. These agriculture education initiative provides a unique opportunity for junior and senior high students to consider the myriad of career options available in their own backyards. Through a series of presentations, workshops, students were exposed to a variety of agriculture and agriculture-related careers are available today and tomorrow.
Nutrients for Life
Grow hands-on learning through your school’s garden! In addition to providing funding for your project, this initiative will give you access to curriculum resources related to agricultural sustainability and the science behind food production.