Students To Participate in Agriculture Workshops

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first_imgAGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Students To Participate in AgricultureWorkshops Terrarium displays, dairy barns, sensory gardens and embryos aresome of the topics students will learn about during AgZone 2004,at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Bible Hill, May 28 andJune 4. “These workshops give Nova Scotia youth the opportunity tounderstand and appreciate our agriculture industry,” said Chrisd’Entremont, Minister of the Nova Scotia Department ofAgriculture and Fisheries. The department’s agriculture awareness committee, in partnershipwith the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, will host the eventthat is set to attract more than 600 students and teachers. Thisis the second year for the program. This year, the event willshowcase five areas of agriculture: plant science, engineering,landscape horticulture, animal science and environmental science. Students will participate through interactive workshops, willvisit greenhouses and barns and learn about composting. They willalso learn how to make terrariums (sealed glass globes containinggrowing plants) and how to match seed types with plants. “The combination of lessons and hands-on experiences thesestudents receive will show them how science and agriculture playa role in the different aspects of their every day lives,” saidthe minister. The program takes place from 9:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and isopen to students in grades five and six. For more informationcontact the department’s Agriculture Awareness office at 902-893-6598.last_img

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