2018 Aggie Days Teacher Resources
AGGIE DAYS SCHOOL DAYS TAKES PLACE APRIL 11 - 13, 2018
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.
ACTIVITIES TO DO AT AGGIE DAYS:
GENERAL AGRI-FOOD CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
- ABC's of Aggie Days
- Agriculture Quiz
- Agiculture Quiz Answers
- Word Search
- Where Does Your Favorite Meal Come From?
DAIRY CATTLE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
- Dairy Cattle Activity True of False
- Dairy Breeds
- Dairy Cattle Breed Activity
- Dairy Cattle Breed Activity Answers
- Dairy Cattle Fun Facts
- Dairy Production
BEEF CATTLE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
- Exploring Beef (Source: Alberta Beef Producers)
- Livestock Vocabulary
- Beef Cattle Are More Than Meat
- Breed Activity
- Breed Activity Answers
- Beef Breeds
- Beef Cuts
- Beef Cattle Facts
- Beef Trivia
- Beef Poster Grade K to 3 (Source: Alberta Beef Producers)
- Beef Poster Grade 4 to 5 (Source: Alberta Beef Producers)
Reflections of the students who attended Aggie Days in previous years:
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:||April 11–13, 2018|
|Location:||Nutrien Western Event Centre|
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, Dave Gosling; Tiara Gowland; Mark Grant; Stephanie Gray; Brian Gross; Trudy Holte; Michael Isakeit; Jim Jorawsky, 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)