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March 13, 2023

AgScape, a leader in innovative agriculture and food education for educators and students across Ontario, will be celebrating the 12th annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), the national voice for agriculture education in Canada.


Launched by AITC-C in 2012, CALM takes place annually in March to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture and food among youth in Canada. CALM provides K-12 students in all 10 provinces with engaging experiential opportunities to learn about Canada’s remarkable agriculture and food story.


AgScape will be offering the following free programs, resources and events during CALM to youth and educators across Ontario:

-  Teacher Ambassador Program: AgScape Teacher Ambassadors will be delivering interactive, curriculum-linked lessons on agriculture and food for grade 4-12 students in English and French.  


-  Digital Resource Package: Elementary and Secondary teachers can order curriculum-linked lesson plans and activities appropriate for their grades.


-  Virtual Field Trips and Live Events: K-12 students will virtually meet with industry experts to take tours of farms and production facilities, explore innovations in agriculture and discover rewarding careers.


-  Virtual Art Show: K-12 students and educators can submit an art piece with the theme “Our Food Our Story” to win prizes.

“For more than a decade, Canadian Agricultural Literacy Month has given us an opportunity to celebrate our connections - as Canadians - to agriculture,” said Rebecca Sooksom, chair of AITC-C. “Linking students with food producers helps keep that connection strong so the next generation of Canadians knows not only where their food comes from, but also the importance of the sector to our communities from coast to coast.” 


Source: AgScape March 1, 2023 news release


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Submitted by Karen Davidson on 13 March 2023