2019 Aggie Days Teacher Resources

 

AGGIE DAYS SCHOOL DAYS TAKES PLACE APRIL 3-5, 2019

The volunteers of the Calgary Stampede Agriculture Education program dedicate their knowledge and time to produce a fantastic Aggie Days event annually in the Nutrien Western Event Centre on Stampede Park.

Aggie Days is closed to the public during the week, when our program is available as a FREE educational field trip exclusively for students in grades 3 to 6.  On the weekend, Aggie Days is open to the public from 10am to 4pm. 

Agri-food is Canada's leading industry, employing one third of our work force. It is important for students to find out what is happening "out on the farm" and how agriculture impacts our daily lives. The displays and interactive activities, hosted by the Ag Education Committee, industry organizations and volunteers, are designed to help your students learn more about Alberta's agricultural and historical legacy. The educational activities that we have compiled on these pages are useful in helping your children or your classroom learn about agriculture. 

 

 

TEACHER'S RESOURCES: 

 

ACTIVITIES TO DO AT AGGIE DAYS: 

GENERAL AGRI-FOOD CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

HISTORY:

AGRICULTURE CROPS: 

 

DAIRY CATTLE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

BEEF CATTLE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

 

 

 

Reflections of the students who attended Aggie Days in previous years: 

MEET IN THE MIDDLE 2019: 

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | Willow Lane Barn, Olds, Alberta 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Willow Lane Barn in Olds, Alberta
As an educator, we invite you to sign up below for a chance to be invited to join us
at Willow Lane Barn for lively conversations at the table about Agriculture in Alberta.
We’re bringing together local educators with producers, farmers and other industry
partners to talk about food over a stellar meal. Each course is prepared by a different
Alberta chef and features food grown in Alberta, paired with a local craft beverage.
Event runs 4:30pm to 8:00pm. Bus transportation will be provided from Edmonton &
Calgary.
Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up by clicking the link below before Friday,
December 14th for your chance to receive a seat at the table! 

Meet in the Middle Invitation Sign Up

 

Seed Survivor

Nutrien is back with their "hands-on" Seed Survivor exhibit for children. This interactive display is based on the Alberta science curriculum. If you have seen it, you will know it is a very popular exhibit during Aggie Days!  It features multi-media and virtual reality games, an insect video scope, a sunflower seed planting station, a watershed center, talking walls and much more.

Seed Survivor was designed to teach youth that plants need water, light, healthy soil, and nutrients to survive.

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: April 3–5, 2019
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre

Committee

CALGARY STAMPEDE AGRICULTURE EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Brenda Ralston (Chair); Grant Northcott (Past Chair); Dean Ringstad (1st Vice Chair), Shannon Richardson and Josh Traptow (2nd Vice-Chairs), Maggie Schofield, (Director Liaison); Kathleen Arkes; Bill Batycky; John Bednarik; Jane Boyce; John Campbell; Ray Courtman; Leila Cranswick, Jordan Fenton; Dave Forrest; Glenda Giles, Tiara McAlister; Mark Grant; Stephanie Gray; Brian Gross; Trudy Holte; Michael Isakeit; Brenda Knight; Debbie Lee; Heather MacKay; Andrea Rioux; Donna Seamans; Alan Snider; Sarah Stinn; Myrna Taylor Flexhaug; Mackenzie Argent (Ag Programming Manager); Dina Sutherland (Ag Manager)