Farm Day Excursions
Farm Day Excursions
Here's a unique opportunity to make our hands-on curriculum base excursion part of your teaching plan and incorporate agricultural learning into your classroom
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Lifting the lid on a world of agriculture for school students, Ag in a Box is the gift teachers have been waiting for. Each box is packed with hands-on learning for students and meets the needs of teachers by aligning perfectly with the NSW school curriculum, and it doesn’t cost a thing. Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Landcare Community Capacity Program, Ag in a Box delivers on the mission of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW to engage, educate and entertain our community on the value of sustainable agriculture… and it’s the best way to encourage the next generation to get their hands dirty! Wicked Wool – Box 1 Providing an introduction to agriculture, the first box in the Ag in a Box series examines ways in which the new colony ‘rode the sheep’s back’ to prosperity. History suggests only 29 fat-tailed sheep made the journey with the First Fleet as a source of meat, but by 1822 wool was exported to England and breeders were requesting relief from tariffs. Students will get hands-on with a variety of wool samples and creative art activities as they explore the journey from sheep to yarn, investigate the right environment for healthy sheep, understand the relationship between wool and heat, and come to their own conclusion about John Macarthur – the pioneer of our wool industry. This project is jointly funded through the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
School-aged poets are encouraged to explore the beauty, mystique, enchantment, and characteristics of the Australian bush by entering an original work into a brand-new education initiative by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) - the RAS AB Paterson Bush Poetry Award.
The RAS EDU team delivers a number of Teacher Professional Development events throughout the year. The workshops will introduce a series of hands on activities, strategies and resources to support the focus on agriculture in the classroom.
Our schools programs have been designed by teachers and educational professionals and are supported by syllabus-based resource – from where food comes from and farming seasons, to career opportunities and the importance of genetics in agriculture and horticulture. Fill out the form below to sign up to receive regular updates about our year-round education programs and resources.