Sponsorship & Events

Events & Sponsorship

Field Trips & Classes

Register for the 2016-2017 School Year

Complete the 2016-2017 Registration Form

TO REGISTER FOR A CLASSROOM VISIT OR FIELD TRIP TO PETTY RANCH, please contact lisa@seeag.org

SEEAG Program Flyer

SEEAG Program Flyer

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The Journey of our Food from Field to Fork

CA Common Core Standards:

  • Cycle of Life – 2.2.a. and 2.2.b.
  • Life Science – 3.3.a
  • History/Social Science – 3.1.1 and 3.5.1
  • Education and the Environment Initiative [EEI]:
  • From Field To Table – 2.4.1
  • California’s Economy: Natural Choices – 3.5.1/3.5.2/3.5.3
  • Life and Death with Decomposers – 4.2.c.

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics – 2-LS2-1, 2-LS2-2, 5-LS2-1
  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes – 3-LS1-1, 3-LS3-3, 4-LS1-1
  • Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity – 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4,
  • Earth’s Systems: 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS2-2,
  • Energy: 4-PS3-4, 5-PS3-1
  • Earth and Human Activity: 4-ESS3, 5-ESS3

The Journey of a LemonTM program promotes agricultural awareness and appreciation from farm to consumption, with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture practices. This educational, hands-on opportunity reinvigorates public interest in our food system and the food supply chain.

 

Part I: Classroom Presentation

The 45-minute lesson includes:

  • Introduction to Local Agriculture & Agricultural Literacy
  • Soil & Plant Part Science
  • Top Ventura County Crops & The Farmers Who Grow Them
  • Shopping for Local Crops
  • Farm Lab Introduction

Classroom Agricultural Education

Classroom Agricultural Education

Part II: Field trip to the Farm Lab at Petty Ranch 

View the complete curriculum here

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In Saticoy school children participate in an interactive lesson on a real working ranch. There they learn the journey of their food from field to table and all the agricultural steps in between. Three field trip educators lead students through 5 curriculum stations with STEM-integrated learning objectives. Each station has a hands-on component that allows students to interact with the farm ecosystem:

  1. Introduction to the Farm Lab: revisits classroom lesson and introduces students to Petty Ranch
  2. The Journey of a LemonTM: walks students through the full lifecycle of a lemon, introduces agricultural practices and harvesting techniques, and teaches basic plant science and the work it takes for food to get to their tables
  3. The Biology of Healthy Farm Soil: introduces the concept of soil as being alive, and its complex composition, including nutrients, micro-organisms, macro-organisms, and the inputs that farmers use to increase yields
  4. Bugs: Pollinators, Pests and Beneficials: stresses the vital roles biological controls and beneficials play on farms through lessons in biology and entomology
  5. The Lifecycle and Science of Plants: explores the roles of different types of plants and their relationship on the farm, and demonstrates the different stages of plants

View the complete curriculum here

Farm Lab at Petty Ranch

Part III: The Journey of a LemonTM and Ventura County Specialty Crops Nutrition Program

Classroom Nutritional Education

Download Nutrition Program Teacher Toolkit Here

For Middle & High School Students: STEM Careers in 21st Century Agriculture

STEM Careers in 21st Century Agriculture aims to teach middle and high school students about the diverse job opportunities available in agriculture; from running a farm, to working in laboratory, and so much in between. Students are shown the pathways to achieving these jobs, including subjects to focus on in school, higher education related to agriculture, training, internships, and other experiences that may help them prepare. Students get excited about being involved in local agriculture, and to potentially pursuing a career in this diverse industry.

SEEAG Program Flyer

Interested in More?? Check out our Extra Resources

These handouts, exercises, and reference materials have been carefully cultivated to complement the Farm Lab curriculum. Even if you can’t participate in SEEAG’s program, they can be used to enhance the understanding of agriculture and the journey of our food.

Extra Resources

Opening Eyes to Agriculture
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