Openings still available for teacher workshops

BISMARCK – Openings are still available for the 2013 Project Food, Land & People (FLP) teacher workshops.

“Project Food, Land and People helps young people, especially those living in cities, to connect with our farms and ranches,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It helps them understand the importance of agriculture in their own lives.”

The program provides 55 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade lessons to help students better understand the interrelationship of the environment, agriculture and people of the world. The hands-on lessons are objective in content and promote the development of critical thinking.

North Dakota State University offers 600 level professional development credits for the program.

Four different workshops are being offered this year. They need not be taken in numerical order:

  • FLP I is the traditional workshop, an introduction to across the curriculum lessons including a field trip.
  • FLP II focuses on land and water conservation curriculum with many hands-on activities 
  • FLP III focuses on food/nutrition and consumer science lessons.
  • FLP Institute is a two-day event worth two credits. This will focus on FLP lessons with many additional activities, tours and resources.

Available workshop openings are:

Medora May 29, 2013 FLP I
Minot June 5, 2013 FLP III
Fargo June 12-13, 2013 FLP Institute
Fargo July 31, 2013 FLP II

All syllabi, a teacher testimony and online registration are available at  www.ndfb.org/edusafe/flp.

Scholarships for the credit fee are available by contacting Gail Bakko at gails@ndfb.org.