How It Works
What is the Georgia Ag Experience?
The Georgia Ag Experience is a unique STEM based educational program that invites students across Georgia to explore the vast opportunities in agriculture.
The full program involves:
- 1 educational lesson prior to the experience (required)
- 1 hour in-person mobile classroom experience with self-guided study
- 1 post visit project & educational lesson
All curriculum was developed by professors in The University of Georgia in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. The lesson plans meet Georgia educational standards and incorporate STEM teaching practices. They will be updated periodically to keep pace with Georgia educational requirements and agricultural advancements. We aim to provide the same educational experience for every student. Our goal is to increase their knowledge of and attitude toward Georgia agriculture. To learn more about the program, click to download our promotional flyers: Flyer 1 & Flyer 2.
Pre Visit Lesson
Prior to the visit, students learn the basics of Georgia agriculture so that they are prepared for the mobile classroom visit and ready to maximize their learning experience. We provide a simple STEM lesson plan and require schools to utilize the plans so that all students have the same understanding.
During Visit Experience
At the beginning of the 1 hour block, the class will participate in a 20-minute activity, led by our program staff, exposing re-emphasizing the topics studied during the pre-visit lesson, and helping the students to discover what is grown around where they live and the rest of the state.
After the lesson is completed, the class will be split into two groups. Each group will have an opportunity to complete the following activities:
- Mobile Classroom: 8 Learning Activity Stations + Optional Scavenger Hunt
- Student-Led Ag-tivity with GAE Trainer Volunteer
The Georgia Ag Experience trailer content and curriculum has been carefully developed by a set of industry professionals. The stations include: careers in ag, peanuts, cotton, poultry, forestry, horticulture, beef & dairy, fruit, vegetables and pecans.
After the mobile classroom has left the school, we encourage schools to continue the exploration of Georgia agriculture through a post-visit lesson (required) and also the opportunity to participate in a real world Ag. challenge. We encourage teachers and students to be creative as they deepen their understanding of Georgia agriculture through a STEM lens.
An example of a daily schedule is as follows:
Classes/blocks cannot exceed 30 students.
Each session will last 1 hour max with a 10-minute break between sessions.
A 30-minute lunch break will need to be scheduled as well.
Each day will need its own schedule. Please create 1 page per visit day.
The earliest start time each day is 8:30 AM
* Reminder: If class size is greater than 15, the class will be divided into 2 groups to allow for social distancing. The 1st group will start inside the classroom, the 2nd group will be outside participating in an “ag-tivity” led by one of our volunteers.