'Getting Wild with Maine Wild Blueberries'
Have you ever had Maine’s superfruit? Learn about how these little berries have a huge impact on students in Maine and across the country! This workshop will demonstrate how it can be incorporated into the curriculum with health, writing, economics, and art components. Participants will receive the Maine Wild Blueberry Curriculum Resource kit and learn about taste testing in the classroom!
Workshop Session (all workshops will be 60 minutes)
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|Biosketch:||Eric Brooks is a fifth grade Teacher at Belgrade Central School and grew up working on his family's wild blueberry farm in Maine. He is a strong advocate of Agriculture in the Classroom. Mr. Brooks is a presenter for Maine's Summer Teacher Institute and serves on his district's National Farm to School committee. Mr. Brooks was also a contributing writer for the book, Blueberries for ME used in the Maine Ag in the Classroom “Read Me” Program. He was the first in Maine to pilot the Maine Agriculture Book Barn and was named Maine Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year and received the National White-Reinhardt Literacy Award in 2017.|
|Organization/Affiliation:||RSU 18: Belgrade Central School|