What:    Professional development day for Western New York educators to learn about new methods of teaching and introducing agriculture in the classroom.

When:   Friday, March 1st, 9a to 2:30p

Who:     ECAS Education Staff, WNY Educators & Ag Education experts on hand to speak about the importance of agriculture education in classrooms.

Where: Agriculture Discovery Center, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, New York (Enter off McKinley Parkway

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Western New York educators to discuss innovative methods of teaching and introducing agriculture in the classroom and tips on how to develop their own “farm to school” programs. The day’s sessions include:

  • Splish, Splash, Exploring & Engineering Water (STEM) presented by Katie Sue Carpenter, New York Agriculture in the Class Room
  • Let’s Build a Healthy Lunch presented by Marielle DiCesare & Kathleen Border, D’Youville College
  • The Wonders of Weather in the Garden presented by Professor Stephen Vermette, Buffalo State College
  • Vermicomposting (Worm Farms) presented by Caesandra Seawell City Honors Garden Expert, Pelion Gardens
  • I Poop Breakfast, What’s Your Superpower? Poultry on the Farm presented by Elizabeth Reiller, Educator at Erie County Agricultural Society
  • Nutrition Lesson presented by Mallory Hohl, Eat Smart New York

This day-long conference is organized by the Erie County Agricultural Society. Since its founding in 1819, the mission of the Society has been to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State.