AgScape Partners with EFO on resource for educators
Resource shares story of egg farming, food system with Ontario students.
By Brett Ruffell
AgScape, collaborating with Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO), has launched a curriculum-linked egg resource, An Exploration of Egg Farming in Ontario, Teacher Guide for Grades K-8.
The resource includes a teacher’s guide, providing an overview of egg farming in Ontario, as well as three interdisciplinary lesson plans targeting grades K-3, grades 4-6 and grades 7-8.
The lesson plans cover different themes such as the farm-to-table process of egg farming (K-3), the nutrients of eggs as a part of a healthy diet (4-6) and careers linked to the egg farming industry (7-8).
AgScape and EFO’s goal with this tool is to share the story of egg farming and our food system with Ontario students, from farm to grading station to grocery store.
Shaunna MacQuarrie, AgScape project assistant and Ontario certified teacher, says, “in this resource, educators will have all the information they need to fully explore the farm-to-table process of egg farming using the lessons provided as the foundation for learning and the in-depth overview and extension ideas to elevate the overall classroom learning experience.”
EFO echoes AgScape’s sentiment. “Egg Farmers of Ontario understands the importance of sharing the egg farming story with students and inspiring future generations,” EFO chair Scott Helps says. “The knowledge students will gain through this resource will help to dispel myths about egg farming and cultivate a well-informed youth.”
The launching of An Exploration of Egg Farming in Ontario, Teacher Guide for Grades K-8 coincides with the celebration of Ontario Local Food Week in June 2021.
Educators interested in receiving this resource can register for AgScape’s Teacher Resource Packages at: https://forms.gle/CMqJn3RX2Zufrny67.