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Ag Youth Activities
Farm Safety Day will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Mercer Extension Office and 4-H Park, 463 N. Perry Highway, Mercer, PA.

This year’s focus will be on large animal safety issues, electrical safety issues, common farm accidents, and more. Join us for a day of discussions, equipment safety demonstrations, and survivor stories. 4-H’ers are encouraged to bring their parents and friends. Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adult $2.00 donation for lunch.

Register today by calling the Mercer Extension Office at 724-662-3141. Registration deadline is July 8.


 

4-H Roundup – 2016 August 1 - August 5

For more 4-H and Youth Activities visit:  http://.extension.psu.edu/mercer

 

 



Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab
While agriculture is Pennsylvania’s #1 industry, many of today’s students do not make the connection between agriculture and the food on their table.  In response to this need for agricultural education, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau developed the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab, which brings agricultural education to Pennsylvania schools.

The Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab, complete with all supplies and a certified teacher, travels to a different elementary or middle school in Pennsylvania each week.  The lab is designed to target grades 3 through 7, but curriculum is also available for grades K-2. A 32 ft. trailer, complete with heating and air conditioning, the mobile lab contains 12 work stations.  Each station provides space for 2-3 students to complete hands-on experiments.  The lab accommodates up to 900 students per week, by teaching (5-6) 50 minute science classes per day. In addition to a teacher and all supplies, the lab comes equipped with a supply of educational resources (videos, books, etc.) that the classroom teacher can use to further enhance and supplement the lab experiment.  The science curriculum taught meets Pennsylvania Department of Education Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology Standards and is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  The children perform hands-on science experiments, each teaching a lesson in agriculture.

For more information on the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab or to view the Lab schedule, please visit www.pfb.com/schedules-map. 
 
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