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Cultivate learning with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s programs and workshops. As a working farm, the Museum is a fun and educational atmosphere for students of all ages, from daycare to secondary. Our programs are designed to stimulate multiple intelligences and link directly to Ontario and Quebec curricula, but can be adapted to reach the science curriculum of most provinces. We bring learning to life!

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Meet Mrs Farmer Barnyard Buddies cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: For daycares (ages 18 months to 5 years)
Fee: $9 per child
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: Year-Round

In the company of Mr. or Mrs. Farmer, little ones meet sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits.

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Meet Mrs Farmer Barnyard Buddies cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK and SK (Ontario), Preschool (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per child
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In the company of Mr. or Mrs. Farmer, students meet sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits.

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Discover the Barns Meet the Farm Animals cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Come smell, touch, listen, and observe farm animals – up close and personal! Whether rabbit, chicken, honeybee or cow, each animal has its own characteristics and needs.

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Butter Making Butter Making cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In the Dairy Barn, students meet the calves and cows. Then, they learn the characteristics of mammals, discover where milk comes from, and handle old-fashioned dairy equipment.

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Busy Bees School Program and Educational Activity Kit Busy Bees cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In this interactive workshop, students discover the important role bees play in pollination, as well as the dangers they face.

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Bread Science The Need to Knead cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 1 and 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours
Dates Offered: September to June

Students have the chance to thresh the wheat, grind the seed into flour, sniff the yeast, knead the dough, and taste a loaf – fresh out of the oven!

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Discover the Barns (Preschool and Elementary) cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 3 and up (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore the museum’s barns and meet a wide range of farm animals, from the tiny domestic honeybee to the gigantic Clydesdale horse.

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Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread School Program and Educational Activity Kit Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore changes in matter by transforming grains of wheat into a delicious loaf of bread.

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Pumpkins School Program Pumpkins cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September 24 to October 31, 2018

It’s harvest time! Come and learn all about pumpkins, a symbol of fall.

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A Handful of Soil A Handful of Soil cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: May 1 to June 14, 2019

It’s easy to forget that soil is teaming with life. With your students, dig into the ground and discover the creatures hiding there.

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Sheep Shearing Festival School Program Sheep Shearing Festival cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $11 per student
Duration: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dates Offered: May 16 and 17, 2019

Watch sheep being shorn, make felt, card wool, meet a lamb up close, and watch sheepdogs in action – these are just a few of the activities students can try at hands-on stations!

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Chill Out! Chill Out! cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 1 to 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: May 1 to June 14, 2019

In the Dairy Barn, students learn where milk and cream come from, and handle old-fashioned dairy tools.

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Discover the Barns (Secondary and up) cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 7 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 1 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore the museum’s barns and meet a wide range of farm animals, from the tiny domestic honeybee to the gigantic Clydesdale horse.

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Genetics and Reproductive Technologies Genetics and Biotechnology cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 11 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

This highly-interactive program gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improving the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd.

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Genetics and Biotechnology Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Grades 11 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

These inquiry-based activities allow students to investigate the social, ethical and economic consequences of various agricultural innovations, while developing critical-thinking skills.

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Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit Agriculture and the Environment cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 7-9 and Grades 11-12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

What better place than a working farm to explore the impact of modern agriculture on the environment?

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Peter Cottontail School Program AgVenture: Buddy Rabbit cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: (Offsite – AgVenture) Daycare ages 4 and up / JK - 4 (Ontario) / Preschool - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur.

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AgVenture: Henrietta Hen cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: (Offsite – AgVenture) Daycare ages 4 and up / JK - 4 (Ontario) / Preschool - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Hear the cock crow, touch the hen’s soft feathers, and watch them peck.

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AgVenture: From Sheep to Sweater cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: (Offsite – AgVenture) Daycare ages 4 and up / JK - 4 (Ontario) / Preschool - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

From Sheep to Sweater allows students to explore the properties of wool through fun activities.

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Busy Bees Educational Activity Kit Busy Bees Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about the bee life cycle and pollination with the Busy Bees kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Apprentice Chef Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits,Food literacy

Grade Levels: For Culinary Explorers Ages 10 to 14
Fee: Free download

What mysteries are hidden in the food we eat? Top off your lab coat with a chef’s hat, because you’re about to conduct some experiments that show the connection between science and what’s on our plates.

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Fall at the Farm Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Apples can be used for more than just eating - use these fun apple-themed activities to complement your lesson plans.

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I Scream for Ice Cream! I Scream for Ice Cream cafm

Discover milk-producing mammals as you tour the Museum`s Dairy Barn and Small Animal Barn.

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Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach secondary students how agriculture issues relate to the environment with this educational activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Food Chains Educational Activity Kit Food Chains Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 4 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food chains, composting, and by-products. Download the Food Chains activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Meet the Farm Animals Educational Activity Kit Meet the Farm Animals Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: K to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach kindergarten and primary students about animals and their products with this free kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Buddy Rabbit Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 1
Fee: Free download

Learn about rabbits in your classroom or at home with these fun educational activities. What do rabbits need, what are they like, how are they different from us? All these questions are answered in this kit.

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Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread Educational Activity Kit Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about the physical/chemical changes of bread ingredients with this downloadable kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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What’s to Eat Educational Activity Kit What’s to Eat Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 1 and 2 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food, germs, and healthy living. Download What’s to Eat for free from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Woolly Experiments Educational Activity Kit From Sheep to Sweater Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Grades 1 and 2 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

How can you tell if a fibre is natural or made by humans? Or if it’s wool, cotton or polyester? Students will answer these questions by using their senses and conducting interesting experiments.

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The Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep Travelling Edukit The Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep Travelling Edukit cafm

Type: Edukits

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 2
Fee: $129 for four weeks (includes outbound shipping and handling)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates Offered: upon reservation

Teach primary students about sheep and their by-products. Borrow the Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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The Incre-Edible School Program Educational Activity Kit The Incre-Edible School Program Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 2 to 4 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food origins and plant life cycles with the Incre-Edible School Program educational activity kit free download.

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Biosecurity Educational Activity Kit Biosecurity Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: For ages 9 and up
Fee: Free download

Teach students about the risks of rapid disease transmission. Download the Biosecurity activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Chews Wisely Educational Activity Kit Chews Wisely Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits,Food literacy

Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach students about food and healthy living with the free Chews Wisely activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Dairy Days Educational Activity Kit Dairy Days Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: K to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Download this free kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum to teach young students about dairy animals and their food products and by-products.

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Energy Educational Activity Kit Energy Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Grade 1
Fee: Free download

Teach Grade 1 students about energy sources and forms with this free downloadable kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Pumpkins Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Kindergarten to Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Tap in to your students' Fall Harvest spirit with these engaging and educational activities where pumpkins and other fall produce can be used to create, educate, and inspire.

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