The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural
Library, USDA, has recently put together a pamphlet (5 pages)listing
curricula and teacher resources related to sustainable agriculture called
"Sustainable Agriculture Resources for Teachers, K-12" I would be happy
to mail you a copy. It is free on request.
It will be available at our website in the near future.
We are always looking for ways to update this information, so let us know
what else you find!
Here is a sampling of the listings:
*From A to Z in Sustainable Agriculture: A Curriculum Directory for Grades
K - 12. (1st ed., 1995) "Resources and contacts for educating youth
about sustainable agriculture, food and fiber systems, natural resources,
and their connections to our communities". Center for Sustainable
Agriculture, Division of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Education,
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College [all grades].
Contact: Elizabeth Seyler, Education Coordinator, Center for Sustainable
Agriculture, 590 Main Street, Burlington VT 05405-0059, phone
802-656-0827, fax 802-656-8874, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
*National Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Guide for Grades K - 16.
This ongoing project, funded by several sustainable agriculture
organizations, is spearheaded by the Center for
Rural Affairs. Completion of the guide is expected within the year.
Contact: Martin Kleinschmit, Center for Rural Affairs, P.O. Box 406,
Wathill NE 68067, phone 402-254-6893
*Toward a Sustainable Agriculture: A Teachers Guide. (1991) Includes
teacher reference guide sections, instructional unit, and 21
classroom-tested learning activities. Accompanying supplement:
Resources for Teaching Sustainable Agriculture. Center for Integrated
Agricultural Systems, School or Natural Resources, College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Rural
Development Center [high school].
Contact (for both publications): CIAS, 240 Ag Hall, Madison WI 53706,
phone 608-262-5200, e-mail email@example.com
Best wishes with your search. Let us know if we may be of assistance.
Mary V. Gold, Assistant Coordinator
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library, ARS, USDA
10301 Baltimore Ave., Room 304
Beltsville MD 20705-2351
phone 301-504-6559; fax 301-504-6409
On Wed, 5 Aug 1998, jeanne A. nye wrote:
> Could anyone provide me with information about curriculum developed for
> Agricultural Education for Sustainable Agriculture around the country. I
> am in Virginia. I am aware of a Water Quality curriculum and Ecology
> Conservation Special course developed for schools here.
> Also information on encouraging the Ag Education teachers to actually use
> this curriculum. Workshops are a good way to promote its use, I am sure.
> What about a yearly award for teachers, do they work? Other ideas?
> Jeanne A. Nye
> VABF Project Coordinator
> BuyGreen Virginia Partnership
> 1715 Blair Street
> Christiansburg VA 24073
> 540 633-6633 w & fax
> 540 633-0089 h
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