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Since 2011, Agriculture for Life has played a pivotal role in educating youth about agriculture through hands-on activities, engaging programs and inquiry-based educational resources. Our programs are designed to EMPOWER youth to think both critically and creatively about agriculture and food production.
Ensuring that all people have access to sustainable, sufficient, safe, healthy and culturally relevant food is a key global challenge today. Human health and wellbeing are inextricably linked with a sustainable food system. Today more than ever, people are disconnected from agriculture with many being two or three generations removed. This disconnect leaves questions about food, its origins and its production. There is a real need for agriculture and food education if we are to cultivate informed and healthy citizens alongside a vibrant, healthy, sustainable industry.
We are committed to delivering impactful and thought-provoking educational experiences for K to 12 students and teachers throughout the province designed to stimulate thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.
We believe everyone should understand where their food comes from.
Let's Get Learning!
Nourishing Minds is a scalable, online or in-class program focusing on a wide variety of topics in agriculture, for grades 9-10 students across Alberta. This program encourages students to think critically about agriculture and the role it plays in their lives.
Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) is celebrated every year in March and encourages individuals to learn Canada’s amazing agriculture and food story. Click below for a list of this year's initiatives and challenges and how you can participate!
The Virtual Camp Experience provides parents and teachers with regular e-newsletter updates featuring educational materials, videos, virtual tours and games, as well as access to activity schedules offering a structured day of fun and hands-on learning for kids.
We are calling on students from grades 7 to 12 to be part of an exciting new project. Students will identify a topic of interest and take on the role of an investigative reporter. They will consult with agriculture experts, gather information and craft a compelling story about agriculture in the 21st century. Winning reports will be have the chance to be published in popular print media and shared on our website.
genAG is a unique career exploration program for high school students. In groups, students will compete in provincial marketing competitions for a chance to win prizes and be profiled online.
Understanding modern agriculture and the role it plays in the world is more essential than ever. Journey 2050 is a FREE sustainable agriculture education program that allows schools to experience agriculture like it has never been taught before.
CLASSROOM AG PROGRAM (CAP)
CAP is about creating a broader understanding of the food we eat and where it comes from. Students start to understand the value and importance of agriculture in Alberta, the vast opportunities, and the people and producers that drive this industry.
The agriculture industry is constantly expanding and evolving, offering a variety of exciting careers in a number of disciplines. This exciting growth offers professionals from all sorts of backgrounds an opportunity to embark on rewarding career paths. Check out what career opportunities are available for you.
AITC-AB is a proud member of AITC-Canada. Along with 9 other provincial teams we are delivering educational programs and resources that engage, empower, and inspire students to care about food and the people who produce it. Learn more at www.aitc-canada.ca.