ACRA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is excited to announce it will be offering free classroom cooking kits to faculty and staff who work with third-fifth grades. The cooking kits will help school faculty and staff implement The Learn Grow Eat & Go Curriculum which will also be provided free of charge. Participants will have the option to attend either the training on March 8th from 4:30-6:00 at the Extension Education Center, 479 NY-66, Hudson, NY 12534, or the training on March 9th from 4:30-6:00 at The Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 NY-23, Acra, NY 12405.
This free teacher training, made available through funding from the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, will provide faculty and teachers with the resources they need to integrate garden based learning into their curriculum. The Learn, Grow, Eat & Go kit integrates science, math, social studies, health, and language arts into a hands-on curriculum around gardening and healthy living.
The training itself will provide an inside look at this kit which includes a twenty -lesson, ten-week curriculum as well as an extensive array of classroom-friendly cooking equipment. Two school staff per grade level will be required to attend in order to receive these materials. One kit will be distributed to each grade level in a school with a maximum of eight kits available. These tools will enable teachers and faculty to create a hands-on learning experience for their students around standardized learning goals.
Others may attend the training and will be provided the resources to create their own classroom cooking kit. Take active learning to a new level by empowering youth to grow their own food and reap the benefits. Sign up today for this exciting training
To register for this training please call 518-828-3346 x100, email email@example.com, or online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/TeacherTraining_210 (Hudson) https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/TeacherTrainingacra_210 (Acra). For questions about the program you may contact Andrew Randazzo at 518-828-3346 x206 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 or Columbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website,www.ccecolumbiagreene.org . You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
–Andrew Randazzo, 4-H Natural Environment Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
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