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New York Agriculture in the Classroom


New York City Metro Teacher Outreach

Agriculture in the Classroom events, programs, and resources specific to K-12 teachers in New York City.

Brittany Hoover is the Urban Agriculture in the Classroom Educator based in the New York City metropolitan area. Brittany leads professional learning workshops for K-12 teachers, exposes teachers to the NYC food and urban agriculture systems, and develops programs to connect food and agriculture with core academic content.

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Upcoming workshops

Mind Your Own Beeswax Educator Workshop
March 21, 2024 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Shirley Chisolm State Office Building
55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY 11217
3rd Floor Conference Room A

Open to grade 5 and up STEM, CTE, and related teachers.

Join New York Agriculture in the Classroom to dive into the fascinating world of honey bees and their second-most popular byproduct, beeswax. Participants will explore the challenge of excess beeswax in honey extraction and will engage in an activity to transform this byproduct into a marketable item.

Participants will make, package, and label a beeswax lip balm prototype using the provided materials. The finished lip balm will be packaged in tubes, with teams designing labels and developing a marketing plan for their product. After the activity, participants will reflect on what they experienced and discuss ways that they can explore the lesson with their students.

Past Workshops

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket Educator Workshop
November 7, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court Street and Montague Street, Brooklyn NY

Open for all K-12 educators to receive 4 CTLE hours, refreshments, and resources at no cost to themselves.

Join GrowNYC and New York Agriculture in the Classroom on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, for an opportunity to explore the New York City agri-food system. This workshop will be from 9am - 1pm and a portion of it will take place outside. In this workshop, K-12 teachers are invited to tour the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, visit with producers to understand their role in our agri-food system, experience a cooking demonstration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, and engage in a hands-on lesson demonstration using the Agriculture in the Classroom curriculum matrix. This workshop offers 4 CTLE hours.

Instructional Resources for Teachers

Metro-Based Resources