Manitoba Ag Days may be postponed, but Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba is able to push ahead with its Ag Days programming due to a new virtual program for Grade 7 students. The program, which was slated to launch with the start of Manitoba Ag Days 2022 (postponed due to COVID restrictions), is now available to Manitoba teachers.
- Think Global – Agriculture & Our World – a gamified learning experience that teaches students about food security, population and land distribution, Canada’s connection to the world through agricultural trade, and more
- Act Local – Agriculture & Manitoba – a video that introduces students to the depth of the agriculture industry in Manitoba by focusing on the diversity of agriculture careers available to your students no matter what their skills or interests
- Plus, other classroom resources to help teachers deliver the virtual experience in class or with students learning from home.
AITC-M’s usual MB Ag Days Adventure is a program designed to help grade 7 and 8 students think globally and act locally about agriculture, food security and agriculture careers. Students learn about global food production and Canada’s import/export of agricultural goods. They then move on to a scavenger hunt at the Keystone Centre in Brandon to explore agricultural careers and the importance of the local industry.