The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is a well-known and highly respected education program currently reaching over 20,000 grade 4 Alberta students annually. Since its inception, CAP has reached more than 570,000 Albertas youth.
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. Volunteers deliver the program through storytelling, engaging props and fun activities. This initiative is endorsed by Alberta Education and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
“Agriculture is vital. We are getting further and further from the farm. It is imperative that people understand that their food comes from farms – not just the grocery store. That message can begin at school,” states CAP General Manager, Don George.
“CAP brings volunteers from the agriculture community into classrooms to tell their own story. CAP has been around since 1985 and with the help received from Ag for Life we are able to expand the program.”
Ag for Life is proud to be a major sponsor of the Alberta Ag in Colour Classroom Agriculture Program. Our organizations have partnered to offer a fun new contest during this year's CAP season. Add some colour to the Alberta farm colouring page provided below for your chance to win prizes!
Take a photo of, or print and mail in your coloured entry to Ag for Life by 11:00 pm on June 19th, 2020 to be entered to win two great prizes. The colouring contest is open to Alberta residents who are 12 years old or younger.
Click on the links below to download contest rules and an online version of the colouring page. Please read all contest details before entering. Good luck and happy colouring!