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IL AITC Virtual Lessons and Family Field Trips Continue through July

07/03/2020 @ 2:30 pm

Twelve-year-old entrepreneur Natalie Pratt kicked off the Illinois AITC virtual field trip experiences by showcasing her eighth Generation Family Farm in Dixon, Illinois. Natalie and her brother grow popcorn on the farm through their own business called Bubba Bug Popcorn which was featured during the first tour. Upcoming Thursday virtual trips for families and teachers include:


July 2: Illinois Pork

July 9: Visit the Staley Museum, Decatur Illinois: Soybean and the Chicago Bears!

July 16: Illinois Corn

July 23: TBD

July 28: Visit the Roegge Farm in Central Illinois


Additionally, educators can sign up for one-hour teacher workshops that provide lessons, books, and activities for use in their curriculum. The July dates and topics are shown below.


July 7: Plowing Through Our Past: A Look at the History of Ag in Illinois

July 14: Don't Be a Bad Apple: Tasty Apple-Themed Lessons That Pack a Crunch

July 21: Give 'Em Pumpkin to Talk About: Engaging Pumpkin-Themed Texts and Lessons

July 30: The Cultures of Agriculture (a special 5-hour mini-conference)


Registration for ALL programs can be found at IAITC website or by emailing [email protected].


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