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'Tapping Into Maple Tradition'

Explore our comprehensive educational maple production curriculum for K-12. Lessons use this quintessential industry to teach core academic subjects such as science, chemistry, history, economics, language arts, engineering, nutrition, etc. The centerpiece of the project is a video addressing a variety of educational topics involved in the production of maple syrup. A classroom poster compliments the video. From there, we continue to add core academic lessons based on maple production. Join our workshop to discuss the project details, view a portion of the video, discuss some of the lessons and roll up your sleeves to try a few activities.

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Debbi Cox
Email: nhaitc@nhfarmbureau.org
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: New Hampshire
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Main Phone: 603-315-4990
Biosketch: Growing up in the horse world, Debbi Cox always had an interest in agriculture. When her children entered high school, they became deeply involved in FFA. She continues to work with the organization as the NH FFA State Foundation President. This led to her current position as the NH Ag in the Classroom State Coordinator. She also help out the NH Career and Technical Administrators along with SkillsUSA.
Organization/Affiliation: New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom
Christopher Szkutak
Email: crszku10@gmail.com
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Massachusetts
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Main Phone: 5082070370
Biosketch: Christopher Szkutak is an award-winning program developer and certified educator who specializes in developing standards-based educational programs for students and adults. He has worked with a variety of different organizations from local historical societies to state and national organizations. Currently, Christopher is a high school math teacher at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School where he developed a class that incorporates hands-on activities and agriculture to help students make mathematical decisions. He also serves a member of the Board of Directors and Technical Consultant for Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom. He has a BA in Political Science and Math from College of the Holy Cross and a MSC in U.S. History from the University of London.
Organization/Affiliation: Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom