Professional Development Opportunities
High School Geography Teachers Professional Development Day - Food from the Land
Come explore food from the land during our professional development day and discover how you can incorporate the many Manitoban and Canadian classroom resources we have to offer into your lesson plans – your students will love them. All resources are linked to Manitoba curriculum and provide an accurate, balanced and current view of agriculture.
Bring your questions about agriculture to our agriculture panel and get answers from farmers and agriculture specialists.
When: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Where: Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre
15 km south of Winnipeg on Hwy #75
Cost: $50.00 (lunch and parking included)
8:30 – 9:00 AM – Registration and free time to explore the Discovery Centre
9:00 AM - Welcome
9:10 AM – Built on Agriculture*
9:50 AM – Our Food has a Story with MB farmer Will Bergmann
10:20 AM – nutrition break
10:35 AM – Journey 2050**
11:15 AM – Challenging Conditions, Exploring the Lives of Subsistence Farmers***
11:45 PM - Lunch (lunch will be provided)
12:30 PM – Pork Production Tour
12:55 PM – Hands on activities – Agriculture Careers and Beef Value Chain
1:20 PM – International Year of Pulses Sustainability Lesson
1:40 PM – More resources and programs for you and your students
2:00 PM – nutrition break
2:15 PM - Panel discussion****
4:00 PM - End of PD Day
Registration deadline is extended to April 7, 2017.
If you have any questions, contact Karen Hill by phone 204.567.3509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Built on Agriculture is a four-part documentary series that pays tribute to the people who settled the plains of Manitoba and what they achieved. It chronicles MB agriculture’s past, present and future. Created for the Bicentenary Committee of the Selkirk Settlement in partnership with Prairie Public TV.
**Journey 2050 has students explore answers to the question, ‘How will we sustainably feed over 9 billion people by the year 2050?’ through the use of video games, videos, classroom activities and teacher ready PowerPoints with speaking and background notes. Developed by Agrium.
*** Challenging Conditions, Exploring the Lives of Subsistence Farmers in the Developing World gives students the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of a subsistence farmer to better understand the challenges they face. This resource developed in partnership with the Canadian FoodGrains Bank.
• Ramona Blythe, cattle farmer, Manitoba Beef Producers, Director
• Will Bergmann, organic vegetables, conventional crops and hog farmer
• Mitchell Timmerman, Agri-Ecosystems Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
To register for this professional developent day complete and submit the form below.