Cranberries                                                         November 2015   

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NH Science Teachers Conference
November 2nd
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November 10th

NH Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
November 13th
The Margate Resort
Laconia, NH
Links of Interest

Learn all about pumpkins, science, and math as "Mr Tiffin's" class figures out how many seeds are in a pumpkin. 

This book takes students on a world-wide exploration to find the source of each of the ingredients used to make chocolate chip cookies.  "Visit" a dairy farm for the milk to make butter, Madagascar to find vanilla beans, and even a mine for baking soda and salt, and more.
Help 1st and 2nd grade students learn about Thanksgiving.  Includes a lesson centered on cranberries.

America's Heartland
America's Heartland is a magazine-style, half-hour TV series. The website and YouTube channel have more than 300 stories about providing food, fuel and fiber for America and the world as an act of passion on the part of our farmers and ranchers big or small, mainstream or specialized. 

an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers.

Debbi Cox

State Coordinator

(603) 224-1934

295 Sheep Davis Road

Concord, NH  03301


Deb Robie, 

Grafton County Coordinator


In 2002, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, proclaimed October as National Cranberry Month.  She cited a number of interesting reasons including that "cranberries are now one of three native fruits still commercially produced today" (blueberries and Concord grapes being the other two).  Also noted are that "the cranberry has had a long tradition in North America, first used by Native Americans to make pemmican, a convenience food that kept for long periods of time, as an ingredient in medicine, as a natural dye of clothing, as a symbol of peace, and later as a source of agriculture for pilgrims."  The entire text can be found here.

Classroom Connection

Exploring Cranberries              grades 3-5
Interactive lesson plans will engage students in critical thinking as they learn about cranberries and manage their own cranberry bogs.  

A variety of educational cranberry materials including word searches, language arts, careers and more.

Teacher of the Year Awards
Application due date has been extended to November 15th!

Winners will be recognized in New Hampshire and elgible for national awards!

New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom is bringing back Teacher of the Year Awards. Some of the amazing work being done in classrooms throughout the state should be recognized.  Awards will be given to one pre-K through 5th grade teacher and one 6th through 12th grade teacher who integrates agricultural concepts into traditionally non-agricultural curricula.  Applications are due no later than November 15, 2015.

Thank A Farmer!

School Garden Grant
The 2016 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their 
communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. 
NH Agriculture in the Classroom            295 Sheep Davis Rd        Concord, New Hampshire 03301
email:          (603) 224-1934