Agricultural Literacy & STEM Education
- Provide K-12 educators with professional development for improving students' knowledge which ensures an agriculturally literate society, one that understands and can communicate the source and value of agriculture as it affects our quality of life.
- Educate consumers about our Arizona agriculture industry and agriculture's impact on their life.
The Ag Literacy ListServe periodically sends out information regarding the activities and programs the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County Agricultural Literacy program is involved in or coordinating.
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If you have any questions about this program, please email AgLiteracySTEM@arizona.edu.
Arizona Agricultural Institute
The Arizona Agricultural Institute offers opportunities for teachers to experience and learn more about Arizona agriculture with the AAI 1.0, which is held in June, and the AAI 2.0 which is held typically during the winter growing season.
View videos from the 2020 Virtual Academy and take an up-close look at a variety of Arizona agricultural industries to learn more about Arizona's diverse farming and ranching operations and the STEM that is involved to provide us with safe, nutritious, and sustainable food and fiber.
The School Garden Food Safety Program provides training on how a school garden can become certified by The Arizona Department of Health Services. This certification allows produce from the school garden to be served in the school cafeteria. The training also provides classroom lessons that are aligned with Arizona's Academic Standards.
Arizona Agricultural Literacy Days
This event is held every fall with an emphasis on the three days before Thanksgiving in November. Volunteers read the new book, Arizona Agriculture: Bee's Amazing Adventure, to elementary school students while helping them understand our connection to agriculture and the commodities produced on Arizona's lands.
Arizona Agriculture in the Classroom
Find resources and ways to help you incorporate agricultural concepts in your classroom curriculum.