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  • The Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre City Slickers program is a powerful one-day event that introduces more than 1,200 grade 4 and 5 students annually to the many facets of agriculture and draws in some 250 volunteers. Children develop an understanding and appreciation for food firsthand – where it comes from and how it is produced – from gate to plate. The City Slickers Program brings together  farmers, producers and consumers. With the continuing support of Ag for Life, a scalable delivery model has been developed.

    Watch this video or visit http://agricultureforlife.ca/city-slickers1/ to learn more about the program.

    If your community is interested in hosting a City Slicker’s event contact Ag for Life for more details info@agricultureforlife.ca.

     



  • Did you know that all crops require 17 nutrients to grow?
    Or that different crops remove different amounts of nutrients from the soil when harvested?

    Increase your Nutrient Knowledge and check out Mosaic’s Periodic Table of Crop Nutrients and Nutrient Removal Calculator.


    Source: The Mosaic Company

    Image: Pixabay



  • Choose a tree or a shrub and collect measurements including: height, circumference, and length or buds/leaves. Students tally plants of the same species found in the garden and graph their results. Wrap up: compare students’ answers and discuss the different types of plants found in the garden.  

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  • Students explore the natural area, first estimating and then calculating the correct answer to each of the questions. Questions include measurement, timing, and counting. Wrap up: Discuss student answers. Who was the closest in their estimation?

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  • Water quality is crucial to a sustainable future, but how much do you know about it?

    High school science teachers and their students are invited to use a brand-new education tool to study water quality this year. The H2Know digital case study is an investigation of water quality challenges in Lake Erie published by the Nutrients for Life Foundation. Numerous experts in environmental science, water treatment, soil science, agricultural engineering and secondary education worked together to develop this curriculum.

    Learn more: H2KnowLearning.org



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