Agriculture-Related Activities for Kids and Family
Lancaster County is the ultimate in “family friendly”
- Check the calendar page and set your calendar for one or more of the Lancaster County Fairs and Farm Shows.
- Stop by Cherry Crest Farm
- Mark your calendar for Family Farm Days
- Stop by the Turkey Hill Experience
- Or take your family to one of our local farmer’s markets
The Lancaster County Agriculture Council and the North Museum of Nature and Science have worked together to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) packets for children that are a general introduction to Agriculture. Each packet contains lessons, instructions for experiments, and observations that can be used by parents, grandparents, and other caregivers as well as in the formal classroom.
Go to this link…https://northmuseum.org/at-home-corporate-portal/ and use the password…NMAH20. This will allow you to enter the Corporate Portal from which you can access the materials for free.Talking about Ag Careers with K-8 students
At some point or another, young people in grades K-8 may have an interest in Ag Careers. There are well over 200 careers, many of which have some level of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) requirements. The document below have some suggestions for parents about how to engage their children in activities that explore agriculture careers.
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