The Calgary Stampede extends an invitation to Southern Alberta teachers and their students to attend Aggie Days. Aggie Days is an excellent opportunity for students, Grade 3 through Grade 6, to learn more about Alberta's agricultural industry. There is no charge to participate in this program.
Aggie Days 2022 has been approved by the Calgary Catholic School Board and Calgary Board of Education
Aggie Days has made some significant changes to our program in that we now target this educational field trip to grades 3 to 6 for all three days of Aggie Days. It is important to us that the school children and their teachers who attend get the most out of the experience and that we can achieve this best by creating curriculum tie-ins with these specific grades. In 2022, we continue our expanded programming in the Agriculture Building for an even greater experience for our guests and for our farm animals.
The Calgary Stampede remains committed to the safety of our guests, volunteers, employees, and our community as a whole. We have worked diligently to adapt to the evolving environment in order to address the increased safety precautions required for live events, shows and exhibits. The Aggie Days team has put together an Operations Plan (revised March 9, 2022) that is attached for your reference. Thank you for your continued commitment to the safety of our community. We recognize that there may be questions about the policy, and we will be providing further details. We will continue to update you with any situational changes as they arise. Communication will be imperative to be able to execute this event safely and effectively.
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 industry organizations and volunteers, are designed to help your students learn more about Alberta's agricultural and historical legacy. It's a day of displays and 'hands on" interactive activities. Some of the curriculum related learning centers include:
COW MILKING, FLOUR MILLING, EGG PRODUCTION, GRAIN FARMING, SHEEP SHEARING, EQUINE PRESENTATIONS, FOOD SUSTAINABILITY, BEE KEEPING, BLACKSMITHING, BEEF CATTLE, INTERACTIVE NATIVE CULTURE EXHIBITS, ROPE MAKING, CROP SCIENCE, WATER CONSERVATION, HOG PRODUCTION, PLANT NUTRIENTS.
We encourage you to bring your class for a full day. Students staying all day should bring a bag lunch to eat at noon in the comfortable seating of the Arena. There will be a concession open on the upper floor of the Nutrien Centre during the lunch hour, should participants choose to purchase lunch or drinks.