Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Agriscience Education Leadership Program helps agriscience teachers, science teachers and administrators improve their agriscience programs and provide in-depth agricultural education experiences for students. Participants will expand their curriculum to include many Florida agriculture industry sectors, which widens our students’ foundations and broadens their understanding of economic and professional development options.
The Aquaculture Educator Resources page is a tool to help you get started with and gather support for a school aquaculture project. Below you will find information, ideas, tips, contacts and resources for enhancing or developing aquaculture education in your classroom.
Order classroom materials about aquaculture, which is the process of farming or growing animals and plants in a controlled water environment. Florida’s five main farm-raised aquatic products are tropical fish, aquatic plants, food fish, shellfish and alligators. The worldwide aquaculture industry is continually exploring the feasibility of farming many other marine and freshwater organisms.
See frequently asked questions about LifeSmarts, an educational competition for students that helps them learn to be smart consumers.
Junior detectives are partnering with their parents to look for and report giant African land snails. If you are a fifth-grader in Miami-Dade County and are interested in more information about becoming a Junior Detective, ask your science teacher about the program.
With the average age of Florida’s farmers now 57, it is important to spark young people’s interest in agriculture to encourage the best and the brightest to become involved in fields such as science and engineering that agriculture depends on. Information about planning for careers in agriculture include a description of the work performed, aptitudes and competencies required for the career, and suggestions on types of study courses to take in high school.
The "Xtreme Cuisine” Cooking School components provide culinary and nutrition education to students from early elementary to middle school.