There are many different programs and field-trips available across Alberta that help teachers meet curricular outcomes while integrating agriculture into the curriculum. You can contact these organizations directly for more information or to book their programs. If you have an ag education program you would like to add to our list, contact us at ag.education@gov.ab.ca.

Elementary

  • Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is an Alberta-wide program for Grade four students that pairs classes with a producer or other ag education professional who will come to the classroom to give a presentation on agriculture.
  • Farm School is a program for elementary students hosted by the Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre. Teachers bring their students to the site for a full week of agriculture-focused, inquiry-based learning. The school is an affiliated Inquiring Minds Site School
  • The Jungle Farm, located just off highway 2 in Red Deer County, offers curricular-based programs on-site at their farm.
  • The Little Green Thumbs program, coordinated by Ag for Life in Alberta, offers teachers the materials and training they need to grow vegetables in their classroom.
  • Neubauer Farms Growing Minds. The Neubauer family in Medicine Hat offers an inquiry-based, on-farm program based on the Growing Minds/Beyond the Classroom philosophy.
  • Nutrients for Life is a science-based program that provides teachers with funding, resources and support to start a learning garden in their school.
  • Alberta Pork's Pig Science Centre in Edmonton is a unique learning facility that demonstrates what happens in a modern pig barn. Students learn about production practices, animal care, environmental sustainability, food safety and pig by-products.
  • Prairie Gardens, a farm located in Bon Accord, 25km north of Edmonton, offers a variety of school programs for students; including a junior farm naturalist program and self-directed programs that teachers can adapt to their specific needs.
  • The Reynolds Museum, located in Wetaskiwin, offers a variety of curricular-linked education programs and several video-conference programs as well. The museum interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to the present. Some examples of curricular topics include simple machines, mechanical systems, electricity and magnetism, and flight.
  • Salisbury Greenhouse in Sherwood Park offers school tours for preschool to Grade 4 students. They also have teacher resources for school gardens.
  • Stampede School in Calgary is a two-day program for Grade 3-12 students. The school provides an engaging, first-hand experience that immerses students in exploration, observation and rich hands-on learning experiences focusing on history, agriculture and western heritage.

Secondary

  • Ag for Life offers an Agriculture 101 program for grades 7-12 which provides a broad overview of Agriculture through hands-on learning and industry presentations. They also offer Think Ag Careers where students can explore a variety of career paths related to agriculture.
  • Journey 2050 is a virtual simulation for Grade 7-9 students that explores world food sustainability and seeks to answer the question, "How will we sustainably feed over 9 billion people by the year 2050." Calgary teachers can book a field trip at Calgary's Stampede Park or anyone can access the simulation through the free Journey 2050 iPad app.
  • The Jungle Farm, located just off highway 2 in Red Deer County, offers curricular-based programs on-site at their farm. Secondary school teachers can contact the farm about the possibility of developing a program for their class' needs.
  • The Little Green Thumbs program, coordinated by Ag for Life in Alberta, offers teachers the materials and training they need to grow vegetables in their classroom.
  • Neubauer Farms Growing Minds. The Neubauer family in Medicine Hat offers school programs on their farm. Secondary school teachers can contact the farm about the possibility of developing a program for their class' needs.
  • Nutrients for Life is a science-based program that provides teachers with funding, resources and support to start a learning garden in their school.
  • Alberta Pork's Pig Science Centre in Edmonton is a unique learning facility that demonstrates what happens in a modern pig barn. Secondary school teachers can contact the Centre about the possibility of developing a program for their class' needs.
  • The Reynolds Museum, located in Wetaskiwin, offers a variety of curricular-linked education programs and several video-conference programs as well. The museum interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to the present. Some examples of curricular topics include simple machines, mechanical systems, electricity and magnetism, and flight.