Volunteer FTS Educators: An Engaging Community Model

Afternoon Workshop:

1:15-2:15 then repeated 2:30-3:30

Volunteer FTS Educators: An Engaging Community Model

This workshop focuses on the Upper Valley Farm to School Network (UVFTS)’s Community Curriculum Project. UVFTS develops hands-on, standards-based lessons around seasonal foods, and trains parents, community members and high school students to teach the lessons in K-4 classrooms in the Upper Valley region of Vermont & NH. The program was piloted at Barnard Academy, a public elementary school in Central Vermont.  Now, in it’s second year, the project is being implemented in 5 schools. UVFTS has received positive feedback from teachers, the volunteers delivering the lessons, and the students participating. In this session, we’ll go over the program’s structure & evolution, answer any questions you have, and then demonstrate a recent lesson. Come participate in fun food activities, sample a healthy, local food, and leave with new curricular resources and inspiration.

Presenters include:

  • Aurora Coon, Project Associate at the Upper Valley Farm to School Network
  • Chloe Powell, Project Associate at the Upper Valley Farm to School Network
  • Jo Oliver-Yeager, Farm to School Coordinator at Barnard Academy.

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