Aggie Days Teacher Resources
AGGIE DAYS TAKES PLACE APRIL 11 - 15, 2018
The volunteers of the Calgary Stampede Agriculture Education program are hard at work to prepare a fantastic Aggie Days in the Agrium 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 for students in grades 3 to 6. On the weekend, Aggie Days is open to the public from 10am to 4pm.
Agriculture 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.
Here what some of the students who attended Aggie Days in past years had to say!
Agrium 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. It also teaches them that plants are essential for human survival by producing food, income, oxygen and enjoyment for us all.
Grain Academy Tours
We also encourage teachers to book a tour of the Grain Academy as part of your Aggie Days experience. This Academy is located on the upper level of the BMO Centre and is an excellent educational presentation providing insight into the past, present and future of Alberta's dynamic grain industry. An Aggie Days Host will escort teachers and their classes to the Grain Acdemy to ensure that they find their way without a hitch. This experience will provide children with the opportunity to touch, smell, hear and see interesting elements of Alberta's grain industry.
NOTE: Tours must be booked in advance by calling 403-263-4594.
|Event Dates:||April 11–15, 2018|
|Location:||Agrium Western Event Centre|
CALGARY STAMPEDE AGRICULTURE EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Brenda Ralston (Chair), Dean Ringstad (Vice Chair), Josh Traptow (2nd Vice Chair), Shannon Richardson (2nd Vice Chair), Grant Northcott (Past Chair), Toni Dixon (Board Member Liaison), Lori Wheeler (Ag Programming Coordinator), Kathleen Arkes, Leigh-Anna Barnes, Alex Batycky, Bill Batycky, John Bednarik, Jane Boyce, John Campbell, Linda Courtman, Ray Courtman, Leila Cranswick, Lianne Enderton, Jordan Fenton, Dave Forrest, Glenda Giles, Dave Gosling, Stephanie Gray, Trudy Holte, Mike Isakeit, Jim Jorawsky, Brenda Knight, Debbie Lee, Heather MacKay, Eryne Price, Shannon Richardson, Andrea Rioux, Donna Seamans, Allan Snider, Myrna Taylor-Flexhaug, and Christine Tilleman.