Agri-Ed VIRTUAL Program a success!
Celebrating Community Partnership Successess!
Canadian Western Agribition celebrated Agriculture Education in a whole new way this year with virtual offerings. In collaboration with partners, such as AITC-SK, an interactive, creative, and fun virtual program was created and is hosted on the Agribition website.
Teachers and students were invited to take part in this virtual program and also had the opportunity to register for Live Q and A sessions throughout Agribition week. The Live Q and A sessions included Grain, Bison, Beef, Sheep, and Alpaca producers answering student questions. Questions flooded in keeping the moderator and producers on their toes and making the 30 minute session fly by.
Overall, the live Q and A sessions reached 2500 students throughout the province and the virtual program reached over 5200.
Bringing Agribition to the comfort of classrooms proved to be an engaging, fun, and valuable experience. The ability to reach students across Saskatchewan and outside the traditional boundaries of Agribition has proven to be a huge benefit of these virtual programs. The Agri-Ed committee is hoping to continue these programs in the future reaching more students throughout the province and providing additional educational opportunities to deepen the learning impact of agriculture education.
"The virtual resources are excellent and very well done. Great job on putting together a variety of valuable resources for teachers to use."
-Grade 4 Teacher Syndee Kopec, Plainsview School
"These sessions were an excellent way for my students to participate in Agribition this year. Even when we are able to go back to Agribition in person, I would love to see them offered as well - they were so engaging and informative!"
-Grade 3/4 Teacher Ariann Turner, Rosemont School
"My grade 6/7 class virtually attended the bison and beef sessions. Prior to the sessions, we were able to generate ideas around what the students already know, what they wanted to know and then after we looked at what they had learned. We really enjoyed that the sessions were held live in the barns so that the students could see the animals! Along with this being a fun and engaging experience, it also supported Science and Social outcomes in both the grade 6 & 7 curriculums!"
-Grade 6/7 Teacher Nicole Reeve, MacNeill School