If you use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science and other general education subjects in kindergarten through 12th grade, you are eligible for Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award.
Projects can include innovative school gardens, animal science projects such as embryology and aquaculture, science experiments involving plants, Florida history instruction tied to agricultural development and culinary arts programs.
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom selects four winners each year: one elementary, one middle school, one middle school agriscience and one high school teacher. An overall Florida winner is selected from the four winners, and goes on to compete at the national level. The overall winner receives $500 and the other three winners receive $250 each. All four winners will receive all expenses paid trips to the 2018 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference ‘Agriculture for ME on Land & Sea’ June 26-29, 2018 in Portland, ME.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 15. For more information about the award, press releases on past winners and to apply for the award, visit http://faitc.org/awards/.