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Alfond Rec Center, KVCC Hinckley Campus
Hinckley, Maine
May 3, 2018

Aldermere Farm
Rockport, ME
May 5, 2018

Maine Nutrition Council Educational Event
Grad Student Presentations
University of Maine, Orono
May 11, 2018

Windsor Fairgrounds
May 17, 2018

Southern Maine Children's Water Festival
University of Southern Maine - Portland Campus
May 18, 2018

University of Maine at Farmington
May 18-20, 2018

2017 Grant Reports DUE
June 1, 2018

2018 MAITC Grant Applications DUE
June 7, 2018

National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference
Portland, ME
June 26 - 29, 2018

Teach ME about Food & Farms
*Contact us to plan a workshop date for your school for Fall 2018

Grant Ideas

Fuel Up to Play 60 - DUE June 13th


Kids Gardening Grants


White-Reinhardt Mini-Grants 


Future Organic Farmer Grant 


Project Learning Tree GreenWorks Grants 


Digital Wish Grants


Fruit Tree 101


Let's Move! Salad Bars to Schools


School and Community Garden Grants


Captain Planet Foundation Grants


Sustainable Agriculture Grants for Farmers and Educators

Special Programs
Looking for  field trips ? Check out Get Real Get Maine's Food, Farms, and Forest Search .

ReTreeUS plants orchards in schools and provides educational programs that empower people to be healthy environmental stewards.

See the Maine Farm to School Census here. Are you participating?

Maine School Garden Network - resource for all school gardens across Maine!

Search The National Ag. In the Classroom Curriculum Matrix for resources.

Fuel Up to Play 60 offers educators a wide array of resources they can use to help students make sustainable changes in their school environment.
Agroworld- agricultural science e-zine developed for the secondary educator.

Kids Gardening has ideas about plants and gardens, teacher resources, and grant opportunities.
The Chop Chop magazine and website has easy and healthy recipes. 

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. 



Agriculture License Plate

Funding from this plate has impacted over 200,000 students in 2017 with lessons, materials, volunteers and teacher training. Annually up to $60K is distributed in grants to schools, FFA, 4-H and other Non-profit programs for Ag education initiatives by the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council.
The National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference is coming to Portland, ME! June 26-29, 2018

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May Newsletter

If you have a current MAITC grant,
your report is due June 1st!
Our request for applications for our 2018 grants program is available on our website !
Applications are due June 7th BY 4:00PM! Get started today!
The Northeast Livestock Expo Kids Day will take place this year on Thursday, May 17th at the Windsor Fairgrounds. MAITC is a sponsor.
This program is for K-6th grade. 30-45 agricultural demonstrations will be available for youth to visit! Free admissions - transportation funds available on a limited first come first serve basis.
Registration forms are on the Kids Day websitePlease contact Cindy Kilgore for more information.
AgLaborFieldDayAgricultural Labor Field Day
May 3, 2018
The event is open to employers/agencies promoting their summer jobs, internships, career opportunities, and undergraduate programs at KVCC, other high school and college students, and area residents interested in academic and professional careers in a variety of agriculture  fields including Sustainable Agriculture, Culinary Arts, and Business Administration.
The Maine Nutrition Council's next educational event will be Friday, May 11th at the  University of Maine  from 10am - 12pm in the Walker Room on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union. 
Hear from graduate students about their research related to nutrition! 
RSVP to Kelsey.
Fuel Up to Play 60 Funding Opportunity
Funding opportunities are available to any qualified K-12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. Sponsored by the National Dairy Council, state and regional Dairy Councils and other supporting organizations, the competitive, nationwide funding program provides money - up to $4,000 per year, per school - to jumpstart healthy changes. Funds are used to help your school implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play. 
Funding information.  DUE June 13th !
Just as NFL teams use a Playbook to figure out their on-the-field strategies, you can use the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook to strategize what will make your school a winner - by helping students to eat healthy and get active! Pick a Play that suits your school, use it as a guide and be creative. Then share your experiences with other schools! 2018-2019 Playbook.

Interested in applying? Contact Katie Hoffman from the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council and Maine Dairy Promotion Board with any questions!
Preschool Resource - Garden Nutrition Education

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff.

The kit includes seven booklets featuring fruits and vegetables with fun activities through the imaginary garden at Tasty Acres Farm!

The Maine Nature-Based Education Collaborative is seeking youth input in order to inform their work on improving nature-based and environmental education in Maine.  This survey is anonymous, for grades 6-12, and should take less than 10 minutes. Please distribute this survey to your networks and encourage students to respond! Survey link.
- Fabulous Flowers. Grades K-2. The purpose of this lesson is to review the functions of flowers and to help students understand that some flowers are edible.
- Exploring Aquaponics. Grades 3-5. The students will identify the basic needs of plants and fish and engineer, assemble, maintain, and observe a small-scale aquaponics system that meets plant and fish needs.
- Flower Power. Grades 6-8. Students will observe physical characteristics of flowers and explore principles of pollination.
- Plant Nutrient Deficiencies. Grades 9-12. Students will recognize that plants, like people, require essential nutrients to be present in the right amounts in order to be healthy, use reference materials to diagnose plant nutrient deficiencies, define fertilizer as a type of "food" for plants, and appreciate that fertilizers are used to replenish nutrients in agricultural soils.

The Reason for a Flower
The Fruits We Eat
Plants Feed Me
How Do Flowers Grow?
The Life and Times of the Honeybee


The Importance of Ag
The Importance of Ag
A good way to introduce the history of agriculture and how events and innovation have changed how we live.

Video:  Aquaponics - Pass the Plate   . Visit an eco-friendly aquaponics farm, where tasty fish and plants are grown in harmony.
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Our Mission Statement

"To promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resources among students, educators, and the general public" 

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