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MA Agriculture in the Classroom, Winter Conference
March 12, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom is sponsoring a Statewide Conference for teachers at The Baird Middle School in Ludlow, Massachusetts on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Titled “Growing Minds Through Massachusetts Agriculture,” the conference offers offers educational and networking resources, activity ideas and framework connections that can facilitate and enhance pre-K through 12th grade classroom teachers alike and help bring agriculture to the classroom.
This year’s conference will feature a choice of four concurrent workshops during each session throughout the day. Each workshop will be taught by a school teacher or a teacher working together with a farmer. Workshops will offer specific background and activities for either elementary, middle or high school level. Topics will include: composting, school gardening, soils, plant propagation, nutrition, llamas and fibers, goats and other ruminants, connecting the farm to school, specific lessons ideas and more. Don’t miss this day of discussion, interaction and opportunities for exploring new ideas for your Massachusetts classroom. The $50 fee includes all workshops, lunch, materials and 10 pdp’s with a related classroom activity.
Advanced Registration fee: for the full day, including lunch, is $50.
Registration on the day of the Conference: $55 (Subject to space availability.)
Exhibitor fee: $50. (An 8 by 10 foot table will be supplied; exhibitors should be set up no later than 8:30 a.m.)