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Ag Literacy Week

  • Monday, March 20, 2017, 8:00 AM - Friday, March 24@ 4:00 PM

Monday March 20th kicks of the 2017 Ag Literacy Week! In celebration of New York agriculture, volunteers throughout the state will read a book with an agricultural theme to second graders. Students and teachers will also benefit from hands-on lessons and receive follow up activities. The book will be donated to the school or classroom library with a bookplate recognizing the donor and NY Agricultural Literacy Week. 2,000 books were donated last year while thousands of second graders participated in fun and educational activities.

Start to Finish the program takes about 30 minutes per classroom.

  1. Literacy Volunteers work with their county coordinators to set up visits to their local schools.
  2. Volunteers read to students in first through third grade classrooms.
  3. Following the reading, volunteers conduct an activity with students and share their experiences in agriculture.

If you'd like this book to be read in your child's classroom, please contact Sarah Atwood.

Contact

Sarah Atwood
Ag in the Classroom Educator
sa688@cornell.edu
(607) 778-9015