Spend a day Learning and netweorking while exploring food and agriculturea as a context for engaging students and teaching core learning standards.  
When: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 
            8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Where:  SAGES Academy, Fox Lake, Wisconsin 
8:30 a.m.    Registration at SAGES Academy and Load bus for morning tours 
9:00 a.m.    No Small Potatoes Tour - Alsum Family Farms, Cambria, WI
                    Tour the high-tech world of potato and vegetable processing as we                      go behind the scenes to view potato sorting, bagging, and                                      distribution of produce to stores across WI!
                    *Close toe shoes are required for tour. 
11:00  a.m.  Depart Aslum Farms and travel to Waupun School Forest
11:20 a.m.   Teaching in the Trees Catered Lunch and Learn 
                     Enjoy a catered lunch with SAGES community supporters with time                         for networking and exploring the Waupun School Forest
12:30 p.m.   School Forest Opportunities for Engagement
                     Presenter: Becky,  SAGES Academy
                     Discover lessons, ideas, and resources to will help you integrate                               teaching at school forests and outdoor learning spaces as we                                 explore the Waupun School Forest.
1:00 p.m.     Depart Waupun School Forest for SAGES Academy, Fox Lake
1:15 p.m.     Rotation 1 - Teacher-led Breakout sessions
1:40 p.m.     Rotation 2 - Teacher-led breakout sessions
2:05 p.m.     Rotation 3 - Teacher-led breakout sessions
2:30 p.m.     Rotation 4 - Teacher-led breakout sessions
2:50 p.m.     Wrap-up and reflection 
3:00 p.m.     Dismiss - Safe Travels!
Teacher-Led Breakout sessions include:
- Soil Your Undies: Nutrient Cycling and Soil Food Web
- Trout in the Classroom
- Planting the Seeds for Success with Writing an Ag Essay
- Hydroponics Plants
- Engaging K-12 Agriculture through a School Forest - 
- A Berry Hullabaloo of Reading& Writing  
- A Taste of Agriculture
Cost: $30 Early Bird Registration by July 1, 2024. Registration after July 1 is $50.
Cost includes bus transportation for all tours, materials & resources, lunch & refreshments, and tours.
Registration is limited, register early!  Registeration closes on July 15.  
Please reach out to Beth Schaefer, bschaefer@wfbf.com, or 608-828-5644, with any questions. 
This workshop is made possible by a grant from USDA-Agriculture in the Classroom and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization.

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