Destination Ag

Learning stations and exhibits connect guests to where their food, fiber, and shelter come from – agriculture! Destination Ag provides an interactive, educational experience for children and all guests focused on modern agriculture and natural resources.

Curriculum

Destination Ag is a half-day program featuring multiple learning stations on agriculture and natural resource topics. Stations are taught by current ABAC students and the free time area is overseen by visiting teachers. Schools enjoy sack lunches during a 30-minute break under the renovated Opry Shelter.

The curriculum is tied to Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) and Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and incorporates principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Learn more about Destination Ag’s curriculum and connection to Georgia Education Standards in the Lesson Summaries.

Pricing

  • $7/student
  • Teachers, and bus drivers do not pay Museum admission. All other adults must pay general Museum admission upon arrival ($7.00 + tax).

Our Family's Tree Farm

An elementary-level literacy resource providing an entertaining and unique look into Georgia’s working tree farms and a deeper connection to the origins of wood fiber products and their importance in our daily lives.

Provided are free math and ELA lessons geared to third and fourth grade to assist in incorporating this resource into your classroom and address state standards.

“Meet these triplets as they take you on a tour of the family’s Georgia tree farm. Learn about the benefits of trees and what it takes to keep working forest healthy and productive.”

Arts & Writing Contest

All students participating in Destination Ag that are a part of participating school systems (Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lowndes, Tift, Turner, and Valdosta) may enter the agriculture and natural resource art and writing contest. The contest is designed to provide an opportunity for students to communicate the value of agriculture and natural resources in their daily lives through illustration and writing.

Winners

For each participating county in 2019-2020, a student winner will be awarded per bracket per county (Pre-K through First, Second through Third, and Fourth grade) along with his/her teacher. Awards for students will be a $100 Visa gift card and awards for teachers will be a $500 check and the opportunity to attend a professional development workshop at no cost.

Details

Teachers will receive entry forms during the Destination Ag field trip. Each teacher is allowed one student entry. All entries will become the property of the GMA to use, produce, or transfer rights as its sole discretion.
The official contest flyer and entry deadlines will be available in August 2019.

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