It is never too early to start teaching kids about Farming.
The Mobile Agriculture Lab made a stop at Wingate Elementary to teach kids about agriculture a major sector of our economy.
Douglas Braff attended a class in the Mobile Lab and is live with more. Douglas?
Agriculture is vital to Pennsylvania’s economy and to this region’s. And it is important to teach children from a young age about Farming and Agricultural Science. The Mobile Agriculture Lab does
just that and here is what my lesson was on Today
At Wingate Elementary the Mobile Lab is parked just outside the classrooms.
Children shuffle in for about twenty minutes to learn about agriculture through wall decorations hung all throughout the lab about various types of food and livestock and activities.
In Today’s activities younger children pinch tiny objects representing an agricultural item into a plastic baggie to a Farm Charm. They are also given a farm related image to pin to a board showing a farm.
Sent to teach the kids is a teacher from the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation. According to her younger kids do those activities while older ones do proper labs. She described the Farm Charms to me
“So, the children will take this home and then they are supposed to teach somebody at home what lives and grows on the farms and especially the farms in Pennsylvania. So then they have something tangible to take home with them.”
Laurie Brundage also tells me there are six Mobile Labs zipping around the Commonwealth visiting schools so be on the lookout for one coming to schools near you