Mass Agriculture in the Classroom Winter Conference

Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom is sponsoring our 12th Statewide Winter Conference for teachers at The Baird Middle School in Ludlow, Massachusetts on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For the first time this year, we will collaborate and co-sponsor the conference with Connecticut Agriculture in the Classroom. Titled "Growing Minds Through Massachusetts (and Connecticut) 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, farm educator 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, nutrition, animals, fibers, 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.)

*Professional Development Points: 10 PDPs are available for Massachusetts teacher who attend the full day conference, carry out a related classroom activity, and send in a brief report of their experience. We can also provide a certificate of participation for pre-school educators and teachers from other states. For More Information: call Debi Hogan at 508-336-4426 with your questions.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Paul R. Baird Middle School, Ludlow, MA