Aggie Days 2020 | Teacher Resources

 

AGGIE DAYS SCHOOL DAYS TAKE PLACE APRIL 1st - 3rd, 2020

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 (April 4th & 5th, 2020) 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: 

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: March 8–April 5, 2020
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre

Committee

CALGARY STAMPEDE AGRICULTURE EDUCATION SUB - COMMITTEE: Dean Ringstad (Sub-Committee Chair); Brenda Ralston (Past Chair); Shannon Richardson (1st Vice Chair), Maggie Schofield, (Director Liaison) Cherie Copithorne-Barnes (Director Liasion), Bryan Walton (Chair, Agri-Food Committee) 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); Janette Macmillan (Ag Manager)