• Take 2 minutes to see how agriculture plays a role in the United Nation’s goals.

    This video shows the role of agriculture in the Sustainable Development Goals. Most of us can easily understand how growing more food for an increasing population is vital for food security and sustainability, however some of the other benefits are less obvious. This video shows how improved agriculture, particularly for small holder farmers, can cause a ripple effect leading to change in the other areas, such as gender equality and economic growth.

    Please feel free to distribute and help spread the word about the SDGs and how we can achieve them together!

    What are the SDGs? Click here to see them.

  • Alberta Open Farm Days provides Albertans with a backstage pass to visit farms and ranches across the province.

    Alberta Open Farm Days is about ranchers and farmers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the people producing their food.

    The weekend also provides guests the chance to sample and experience field to table culinary delights at foodie events taking place in rural communities across the province.

    Watch this video or visit for more program information.

    Alberta Open Farm Days is presented by Ag for Life, Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies, Alberta Culture and Tourism and Agriculture and Rural Development in partnership with Travel Alberta.


  • Discuss animal needs. Focus on homes. Discuss shapes of homes. Students search for, write down and draw animal homes. Wrap-up: share cool homes.

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  • Discuss differing animal needs and habitat. Each student chooses an animal that might live on the schoolyard. Students search for the needs of their specific animals (water, food, shelter). Draw and describe what they find.

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  • The project sheet includes 3 different in-class activities using autumn leaves. Activities use chromatography or observation and will require some household materials (listed).

    NOTE: ADULT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED. Please read all instructions completely before starting. Observe all safety precautions.

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