Almond Board: Ag in the Classroom

Taylor HillmanAlmond Update, General

Ag in the ClassroomThe Almond Board helps families learn about almonds and almond farming with the help of the California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom.  Almond Board Program Coordinator, Industry Relations,  Rebecca Bailey tells us more the program.

Listen to the interview with Rebecca Bailey:

From the Almond Board:

The future of California Almonds is in the hands of the next generation. That’s why the Almond Board of California is committed to providing accurate information about almond production and the almond industry to kids across the state, through a program known as Ag in the Classroom.

Ag in the Classroom provides a network of resources to improve agricultural awareness, knowledge and appreciation among pre-K through grade 12 teachers and their students. By encouraging teachers to incorporate agriculture lessons into their classrooms, Ag in the Classroom is helping to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the food and fiber system that is necessary for everyday living.

The Almond Board has an activity book and a video for teachers to use in their classroom settings. The video and activity book are designed to work together, and feature Auntie Bee’s story about how an almond is grown, the history of the almond industry, and the many uses of the Nut of Choice. The materials are available to grade school teachers and industry members who participate in Ag in the Classroom.

You can view the video here or on YouTube.  It is also available for purchase.  For a copy of “The Almond Story” DVD ($5.00 per copy) and activity book (no cost), contact Jenny Nicolau.