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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    2 How to be an Effective Volunteer Agvocate Grades K 16 Presenter Tricia Stever Blattler Tulare County Farm Bureau Description This workshop will focus on helping volunteers connect with local schools in their community Everyone is invited to join the discussion on how best to make contacts with their local schools arrange classroom presentations work with teachers curriculum directors site administrators and more Learn about strategies for promoting agriculture education in your local schools and building meaningful relationships as an agvo cate in your community 3 Expanding Nutrition Education Lessons in the Classroom Grades K 12 Presenters Heather Berkoben Dairy Council of California Description This interactive workshop will provide an overview of nutrition information demonstrate how to use the organization s free classroom programs and how to integrate web based resources Participants will discover how healthy and physically fit students achieve more academically 4 Sustaining Your School Garden Grades 2 4 Presenter Diane Bailey San Diego Master Gardeners Description A school garden is a living growing laboratory providing students learning opportunities to investigate observe problem solve and get their hands dirty Schools today need garden based learning in an outdoor classroom more than ever Participants will experience hands on lessons that are easily taught in the school garden Saturday Afternoon 1 Schoolyard Habitats and Gardens Nature based Learning Right Outside the Classroom Grades K 12 Presenter Anne S Fege Ph D San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative Description Transform part of your schoolyard into an outdoor classroom so that students can observe learn about and appreciate local nature every day Learn how to plan a native plant garden in your schoolyard select and maintain native plants and offer nature based lessons that meet standards and engage student s inquiry dis covery sense of place and stewardship Download Slides PDF 1

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    On Ag Bites Fact Sheets School Gardens California Grows Map Teacher Resource Guide Learn About Ag Partnering Organizations Request Free Materials Purchase AITC Items Programs Events Story Writing Contest CA Conference University Student Teacher Program Seed Survivor Mobile Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Programs Events Conference Farm Tours 2013 July 12 13 2013 Del Mar Fairgrounds San Diego California Village Nurseries is located in Escondido California This propagation nursery is one of 11 Village Nurseries locations found throughout California The Escondido facility is the major propagation center comprised of 550 acres of growing grounds and suppling approximately five million small plants for growing seed cuttings stage three tissue culture and division This facility also is the key location for growing most of Village Nurseries succulents and other popular drought tolerant plants for the company s southwestern U S customers Rockwood Ranch is located in the beautiful San Pasqual Valley of San Diego County This diversified

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  • Growing Almonds: Fact or Opinion
    of which are foods Shells are used as an alternate energy source in co generation plants and as livestock bedding The hull is the dry and fuzzy fruit that protects the almond when it s growing Hulls are sold as livestock feed which reduces the amount of water used to grow other feed crops The kernel is the nutrient rich almond we eat 4 Interest Approach Engagement Tell your students that you will be giving them a list of clues to introduce the topic of the lesson Instruct students to raise their hand when they think they know what it is Give the following clues It is a food you can eat It grows on a farm in a place called an orchard It grows on a tree Without bees this food would not grow The entire domestic within the United States supply of this food is grown in the state of California While growing on the tree this food has an outer shell called a hull display picture Inside the hull you will find a shell display picture Inside the shell what will you find an almond Inform students that they will be learning about the process of growing almonds and the steps it takes to get them from the farm to our dinner tables Procedures Discuss what students already know about almonds and what they want to know Write answers on the KWL chart Watch the Almond Story video Add new information to the KWL chart Show the Almond Life Cycle slides on the Almond Board of California s website November through February almond trees go through a period of dormancy that allows them to store nutrients Between February and early March almond trees begin to bloom Different varieties bloom at different times Most almond trees need pollination so bees are brought to the orchard to carry pollen and pollinate the almond blossoms which is the first start to crop development From March to June almonds grow and mature with the outer shell hull hardening and the kernel developing During July and August the hulls begin to split which allows the almond shell to begin to dry Right before harvest the hull opens completely From August to October harvest begins Harvest equipment called shakers come into the orchard and clamp the trunk of the trees They shake the tree vigorously for 3 4 seconds and the almonds fall to the ground The almonds stay on the ground for a little over a week and then are swept into rows by another piece of equipment called a sweeper Optional Students saw a shaker in the Almond Story video but you may also show them an additional video of a shaker machine at work Next almonds are picked up by a harvester transferred into a trailer and hauled to a huller sheller facility where they go onto a conveyer belt and the hull and shell are separated from the almond kernels The almonds are also separated out according to size

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific to the AITC Regions All Regions Eastern Western Central Southern Companion Resources Type of Resource Activity Book Booklets Readers Kit Poster Map Infographic Multimedia Website Other Companion Resource Fun with Almond Math In this activity students will multiply divide combine and reduce fractions using real world applications working with almond grower word problems and recipes Materials An Almond Story activity book pages 7 10 16 and 17 Responsible Production Hullsplit to Harvest and Almond Forms and Food Almond samples whole sliced diced flour almond butter milk oil Fractions in the Kitchen worksheet Procedures Background Information Different customers prefer their almonds different ways California Almonds are shipped to more than 90 countries so it s no surprise that people use almonds in a variety of ways It is very common to go to the grocery store and see almonds in many different forms and many different products Sometimes almonds are left alone which are called whole natural almonds Other times the skin is removed which makes the almond appear white We call this method of removing the skin blanching Almonds that are sliced are often used for soups salads and pastries Chopped almonds are often added to cookies brownies or cereals Using the right form of almond for the right application is very important but it s just as important we use the right amount Activity Procedures Have students open their Almond Story activity book to page 7 Responsible Production Discuss vocabulary acre bee box queen bee Read and work through the problems as a class Turn to page 10 Hullsplit to Harvest Read as a class and have students work on problems independently Review as a class Continue in the activity book using pages 16 17 Almond

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Programs Events Story Writing Contest CA Conference University Student Teacher Program Seed Survivor Mobile Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Teaching Resources National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific to the AITC Regions All Regions Eastern

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Partnering Organizations Request Free Materials Purchase AITC Items Programs Events Story Writing Contest CA Conference University Student Teacher Program Seed Survivor Mobile Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Teaching Resources National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Teaching Resources National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific to the AITC Regions All Regions Eastern Western Central Southern Companion Resources Type of Resource Activity Book Booklets Readers Kit Poster Map Infographic Multimedia Website Other Companion Resource The Life and Times of the Honeybee Information about honeybees

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  • California Agriculture in the Classroom
    Unit National Ag Week Summer Ag Institute Ag Literacy Calendar Budding Artists Grants Scholarships Literacy for Life Grants CA Conference Scholarships Look at Agriculture Organically Grants Other Grants Ways to Help Donate Thank You Sponsors In Kind Donations Volunteer 30 Year Events Student Center Students Imagine this Learn by Playing Teaching Resources National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix Search Lesson Plans Search Lesson Plans Grade Level Early Elementary Grades K 2 Upper Elementary Grades 3 5 Middle School Grades 6 8 High School Grades 9 12 Content Area Health Nutrition Science Social Studies Economics Geography History Agricultural Literacy Outcomes Agriculture and the Environment Culture Society Economy Geography Food Health and Lifestyle Plants and Animals for Food Fiber Energy Science Technology Engineering Math Common Core Connections Anchor Standards Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language Practice Standards Mathematics State Specific Content for All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Submitted by a Specific State All States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming NAITC NAITCO Specific to the AITC Regions All Regions Eastern Western Central Southern Companion Resources Type of Resource Activity Book Booklets Readers Kit Poster

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