The Cascade Conservation District sponsors many educational initiatives to teach people of all ages about the importance of conserving our natural resources. Projects can be tailored for K-12 schools, after school groups or clubs.
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Websites for Youth Education
My American Farm
http://www.myamericanfarm.org/ From the American Farm Bureau Foundation, this teaches agricultural literacy through an interactive computer game. Players learn where food come from and how those products get from the farm to their dinner plate. It’s fun activities for students, families, and teachers.
Montana 4-H Foundation
http://montana4h.org/ Montana 4-H is the youth development program of Montana State University Extension and is the largest, out-of-school youth development program in the state, reaching about 25,000 youth in all counties each year. In 4-H, if you can dream it, you can do it! 4-H offers more than 100 different projects and learning experiences that actively engage while having fun. 4-H, projects rely on trained adult volunteers who work with youth as a partner and resource for learning. There are opportunities, from learning how to cook or sew to rasing an animal, camping, and everything in between. 4-H offers youth a wide range of choices and opportunities.
http://www.montanaffa.org/ FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Ag in the Classroom
http://www.ahttps://agr.mt.gov/Ag-in-the-Classroom This agriculture curriculum program provides schools and communities with opportunities to learn about agriculture in a fun and effective way, and seeks to instill appreciation for local agriculture and food production.
Some students today may not realize where their food, fiber products, and alternative energy originate. Agriculture in the Classroom is working to provide educational opportunities to discover agriculture’s many benefits for today and tomorrow.