2007 AITC Symposium - Registration Open!
Oct. 12-14, 2007 Pacific Grove
Are you ready to dig deeper and consider the top impacts facing agriculture while enjoying the coastal serenity of Monterey County? At the symposium you will choose three of the following focus topics: biotechnology, energy, food safety, land use, nutrition, and water. Day one will include discussions led by field and industry experts, day two will include hands-on activities; all of which will be information and inspiration that you can take back to the classroom. Other highlights will include motivational keynote speakers, Make 'n' Takes, a farmer panel, outdoor BBQ and bonfire and, of course, free resources. Register for the Symposium online. Submit your housing form to Asilomar Conference Grounds today via fax or USPS mail. Scholarships are available!
Asilomar Housing Form (PDF, 57 KB)
More information about the symposium
Call for Presenters
Proposals for Make 'n' Takes for the 2007 AITC Symposium (Oct. 12-14, 2007, Monterey County) and workshops for the 2008 AITC National Conference (June 25-28, 2008, Orange County) are now being accepted. Fill out a proposal form to share your ag literacy activities and tips with other educators.
Symposium Make 'n' Takes (Due Aug. 15, 2007)
National Conference (Due Aug. 27, 2007)
Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
Oct. 3-6, 2007 San Francisco
The Horticultural Therapy Institute in cooperation with the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (SFBG) is offering the first class in a certificate program. Horticultural therapy's focus is to maximize social, cognitive, physical and psychological functioning and to enhance general health and wellness through horticultural activities. Accredited by the American Horticultural Therapy Association, students can obtain academic credit or continuing education units through Colorado State University. The deadline for registration is Aug. 20, 2007. The cost is $750. Remaining certificate classes will be held at the San Francisco Botanical Garden through 2009.
For more information, visit www.htinstitute.org or contact Christine Kramer at 303/388-0500.
UC Davis Children's Garden Program Workshops
Cost: $20 per session
These workshops are available for parents and educators to support school garden programs through fun, hands-on activities. Participants will gain ideas and materials to support their educational work in school gardens. Most activities are linked to California state academic content standards.
We Are the Champions
Life Lab Camp and Workshops
For more information, and to register, visit www.lifelab.org.
Summertime Favorites, Thanks to Agriculture
What would summer be without a dripping cone of ice cream, or a glass of fresh lemonade, or a picnic under shade trees with all the fixings? Take a moment one of these cool evenings on the porch, when the breeze hits you just right, to marvel at the processes that make it possible.