'Transportation and Food Miles'
Most food in the United States is shipped an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. These distances substantially increase when considering food imported from other countries. In this session, participants will explore lessons and resources featured in the National Agricultural Curriculum Matrix that have been developed to engage elementary students in an investigation of the food supply chain and the significance of food miles. Attendees will participate in mapping activities and virtual field trips as they follow commodities from the farm to the store.|
Workshop Session (all workshops will be 60 minutes)
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|Biosketch:||Lynn Wallin is an Education Specialist for the National Center for Agricultural Literacy (NCAL) at Utah State University. Prior to her work with NCAL, Lynn was an Education Specialist for Utah Agriculture in the Classroom and taught grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Utah and Arizona. Lynn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and a Master of Education degree from Utah State University.|
|Organization/Affiliation:||National Center for Agricultural Literacy|