Rodale Institute and the Mid-Atlantic Farm-Based Educators Network (FBEN) have scheduled a networking and practice event for educators who work with K-12 students in agriculture, natural resources, and nutrition education.
The event is designed as a full day of lesson sharing, program development, marketing, and a tour of the Rodale Institute!
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and registrations
9:15 - 10:00 Group Introductions
10:00 - 11:30 Farm-based Education
•What is it? History of the national FBEN and the beginnings of the Mid-Atlantic regional network
•K-8/ K-12/undergrad-graduate/internships/adult education
•Modes of delivery: field trips, workshops, field days, etc.
11:30-12:00 Rodale Institute and its long history of farm-based agricultural education: History, audiences, overview of educational topics and models.
12:00-12:15 A Microscope on Every Farm: a 2013 initiative of the Rodale Institute
12:15- 1:15 Lunch and networking time
1:15 - 3:00 Farm tour of the Rodale Institute's 333 acres of research/education and production farm
3:00 - 3:30 Planning for the Future: review of network goals and planning for further professional development activities
3:30 - Departure
This event is open to all educators who are interested in using the farm as a learning environment.
For more information or to register by phone please call or email Maria Pop, Education and Outreach Manager, at (610) 683-1481 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$20 tuition fee includes lunch and refreshments Pre-registration is required