Spotlight Series on Eggs
Sunny-side-up news! BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) is proud to announce the launch of the Spotlight Series on Eggs! This educational tool teaches secondary British Columbia Culinary Arts and Food Studies students all about BC eggs.
The Spotlight Series on Eggs is a multi-faceted tool that includes the following resources:
- Educational Video: Students can tour a BC egg farm and learn from this video what it takes to produce 84 million dozen eggs in the province annually.
- Activity: This curriculum-linked egg-citing matching game activity accompanies the video about the egg story from farm to kitchen.
- Recipe: Culinary Arts students will experiment with egg recipe ideas and be provided with this new tasty Vietnamese Egg Meatloaf recipe to explore recipes from a variety of cultures.
- Grow BC: Students can explore Grow BC, an interactive GIS resource, to learn the story of eggs. From where and how eggs are produced, to how they are used, this resource provides straightforward integration into class curriculum.
The Spotlight Series on Eggs is made possible thanks to the generous donation of BC eggs to the Take a Bite of BC program from BC Egg, the non-profit organization that oversees and manages the province’s egg farming industry.
BCAITC’s Spotlight Series is a fun and easy way to get secondary students interested in BC’s amazing agriculture and food story. The online learning tool provides agriculture literacy education that is easily accessible online 24/7. Through the Spotlight Series, students can learn about growing BC foods and enjoy the benefits of eating fresh, healthy food - reinforcing the role of agriculture in their lives. The educational series allows students to make valuable connections between farming, food security, and healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. New Spotlight Series coming in 2021 will feature pork, duck, and blueberries to augment this Spotlight Series and the Spotlight Series on Cranberries and Apples.
“We are delighted to have the support of BC Egg for this Spotlight Series on Eggs. The virtual teaching tool can be used by teachers anytime, anywhere to educate students on healthy, fresh, BC grown food,” said Pat Tonn, Executive Director at BCAITC. “This is especially important during the current COVID-19 pandemic when flexibility is required in teaching techniques. We are very excited to see the series rolled out to Culinary Arts classrooms and available to Food studies classrooms province-wide,” Tonn continued.
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