Summer Ag Institute Applications Due May 15
Summer Agricultural Institute For Educators Planned
Applications are now available for this year’s Summer Agricultural Institute II, targeted to pre-school to high school educators who want to expand their curriculum to include topics related to agriculture. This year’s program will feature “A-MAIZE-ING Corn”, where class participants will learn about the different types of corn that are grown and how to incorporate corn related lessons into their classrooms. The dates for the Bureau, Lee and Whiteside County Summer Ag Institute II are June 26-27, 2012.
Summer Ag Institute focuses on integrating resources and hands-on activities about agriculture and the environment into existing classroom curriculum. Certification Units can be earned upon successful completion of the course.
Participants can expect in class instruction about agriculture and the entire food and fiber system, consumer issues relating to agriculture, teaching innovations and resources available to them; field trips to farms or other production enterprises and/or agribusinesses; lab activities relating to science and agriculture in the classroom; free teaching materials and more.
The cost for the class is $25 if you are a Farm Bureau member and $40 if you are not a member. Enrollment is limited to 30 teachers. Applications are available at the Bureau County Farm Bureau at 875-6468. Completed applications are due May 15, 2012.