Looking for education programs about dairy farming and where milk comes from?
Interested in free dairy lesson plans and classroom activities that meet curriculum standards?
Wish that students could have a farm tour experience at no cost, and without having to leave the classroom?
American Dairy Association North East is here to help! Check out the programs below to find the perfect fit for your in-classroom dairy education needs.
Dairy lesson plans
Farming for the future
Science on the Farm
Are you looking for educational content that accurately represents today’s dairy industry? Look no further! Our standards-based lesson plans about dairy foods and dairy farming give teachers and students the opportunity to learn why dairy is an important part of a balanced diet, find out how milk moo-ves from a local dairy farm to their kitchen table, and discover how today’s dairy farmers use science and technology to keep their cows healthy and protect our environment, all while featuring real dairy farm families from across the northeast!
Lesson plans are available for elementary, middle, and high school levels. These lesson plans can be downloaded at no cost by visiting: http://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/adane-lesson-plans/
Virtual Farm Tours
Stuck at home with the kids for a while? Need some activities to keep them active? Look no further!
Last year, we hosted virtual farm tours for students to watch in their classrooms. But, those can be viewed on YouTube now!
For kids aged 4 to 9, watch our tour from Dutch Hollow Farm.
Kids aged 10-13 will enjoy our virtual tour from Will-O-Crest Farm.
High school kids can enjoy our tour from JoBo Holsteins Farm.
What is a Virtual Farm Tour? Our LIVE Virtual Farm Tours connect classrooms directly to a dairy farm for a live video tour and chat with a farmer, without leaving the comfort of their classroom. Using video chat technology, the class will learn firsthand how dairy farmers care for their cows, the land, and produce delicious milk to enjoy. At the end of the tour, the class will also have an opportunity to send questions to the dairy farmer to be answered live!
Tours are offered for the following grade levels: Pre-K-3rd, 4th-6th, and 7th-12th.
For more information, visit: https://www.americandairy.com/dairy-in-schools/virtual-farm-tour.stml
ADA North East also supports dairy education programs created by the Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence. Discover Dairy, is an engaging, interactive, multi-leveled educational lesson series that meets Common CORE Standards for Math, Science and Reading while incorporating social studies. These show upper elementary and middle school students where milk comes from and how dairy farmers contribute to our world.
For more information on Discover Dairy, visit their website: https://www.discoverdairy.com/