In this workshop, BC Agriculture in the Classroom (BCAITC) will lead you through exploring their brand new Grow BC GIS map resource, available for use on the BCAITC website. This fully updated tool allows for interactive exploration of all of the agricultural commodities produced in BC, from fresh produce to livestock and everything in between. Education Specialist Amy Stafford will guide participants through the program, starting with an introduction to GIS mapping in the classroom, continuing to a step by step tour of three commodity Story Maps, and ending with a timed virtual scavenger hunt activity. Participants will receive resource kits with lessons and activities designed for the Home Economics curriculum for Grades 8-12. Please bring your own technology (laptop or tablet) with which to access the program.
Please bring your own electronic device (laptop or tablet) to access the GIS Map and BCAITC website.
Growing up on a working cattle ranch near Williams Lake, BC, Amy brings first-hand agricultural experience to the position of Education Specialist. Amy was a member of the BC 4-H program for 11 years and continues her involvement as an alumni volunteer. She has worked in several schools in Chilliwack, teaching humanities and home economics at the middle school level. Amy also coordinates the Harvest Bin program for AITC and welcomes the opportunity to give students a taste of farming right in their own backyard.
When not teaching, Amy enjoys baking, reading, spending time with animals, and pouring over jigsaw puzzles - the more pieces the better!