Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center
"Understanding Agriculture" Teacher Training Workshop
Registration Form

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 10, 2008: ____

This summer, Maysie's Farm Conservation Center is offering a two-day workshop to help K-12 teachers approach the new Agriculture & Society standards as opportunities rather than obstacles. On Day 1, after receiving a practical, in-the-field introduction to the basic principles and practices of organic agriculture, you will plant, transplant, water, mulch and harvest a variety of crops and create a fresh-from-the-field luncheon. By condensing a growing season into a few hours, you will get a good sense of where your food comes from and how your lifestyle choices affect the health of the planet as well as your own health. You should leave with enough knowledge and skill to start your own school garden and with a commitment from Maysie's Farm Conservation Center to provide support for your own agricultural initiatives.

Day 2 is designed to help you understand Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and learn hands-on activities that will assist you in meeting the Academic Standards for IPM. You will explore the garden for pests and beneficial insects and then catch, observe, classify and identify what you have found. After reviewing various control techniques, you will participate in games, learning exercises and demonstrations. All will come away with a working understanding of the IPM triangle and an appreciation of IPM as a vehicle for encouraging critical thinking and developing decision-making skills. You will also leave with a list of helpful resources including Internet sites, books and magazines. To register, please complete the information below:

Name: __________________________________________________________

Home Address: _________________________________________________


Phone Number: ___________________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________________

School Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Grade / subject you teach: ___________________________________________________________

How did you hear about the workshop? _________________________________________________

Do you want Act 48 credit (from the CCIU)? Yes or No (circle one)

Cost per participant: the registration fee of $125 covers instruction, Act 48 credit, resource lists, a fresh-from-the-field lunch, take-home plants and follow-up consultations. Each session is limited to 25 participants.

Print this page and mail with a check made payable to:
Maysie's Farm Conservation Center
15 St. Andrew's Lane
Glenmoore, PA 19343
(610) 458-8129

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