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PIEFA NEWS | APRIL 2022


On 22 March we celebrated World Water Day, focused on the theme of groundwater. This gave us an opportunity to discover what can be done to protect groundwater from pollution and its role in agriculture, industry, ecosystems and climate change adaptation.

Vegetable Week took place from 28 March to 1 April with a focus on increasing students' knowledge, exposure and positive attitudes towards vegetables - and included fantastic activities like the Big Vegie Crunch!

Enjoy the school holidays and we will be back with more resources and news for you next month. Happy reading! 

Luciano Mesiti
CEO | PIEFA
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PRIMEZONE RESOURCES

Every drop counts Australia!
Every Drop Counts Australia! Be Water Wise Lesson Plans for Geography and Science, Years 4 to 7. This learning activity explores ways that water is used, how to reduce and reuse water usage.
Colour the Rainbow
'Colours of the Rainbow' STEM Challenge developed by PIEFA and Hort Innovation for Year 1 students. This fruit and vegetables curriculum-aligned resource includes four activities.

CAREER HARVEST NEWS

AgCAREERSTART - Learn Grow Farm
If you’re 18-25 years old and looking to start a career in a meaningful and exciting industry like agriculture, an AgCAREERSTART gap-year will help you gain skills and knowledge to grow the farms of the future. Class of 2023 applications are now open! 
 
National Farmers Federation
The National Farmers Federation's (NFF) Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program is a mentoring opportunity is designed for aspiring female leaders with a passion for agriculture that runs from May to October. Applications close 17 April 2022. 
Australian Gardening Council career video
The Australian Garden Council website has career videos and FAQs promoting what it's like to work in gardening and gardens across Australia. Check out the latest video on Career Harvest, a profile of Erin from Daley’s Fruit Tree Nursery, for inspiration.
Churchill Trust logo
Churchill Fellowships offer a diverse range of people an opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to explore a topic or issue that they are passionate about. 2022 Churchill Fellowship applications are now open and will close Thursday 28 April.
 

NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS

NAAE National Conference 2023 Creators and Innovators
The 2023 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Conference - Creators and Innovators - is on from 8 to 12 January in Toowoomba. Workshops and industry tours will showcase the creative and innovative approach of agricultural education.
Teach the Teacher 2022
Cotton Australia's Teach the Teacher May 2022 is a free opportunity for K-12 educators to visit a cotton farm and gin. You will engage directly with cotton growers and industry experts, and discover learning tools and activities to take back to the classroom.
Wood for the future - Great moments in science - How is paper made from trees?
Two recent ABC education podcast episodes help students uncover more about Australia’s forests and wood products. The first is  'How is paper made from trees?' from Imagine This and the other is 'Wood for the future' from Great Moments in Science.
200 years of RAS of NSW showbags
This year the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW marks 200 years with the Sydney Royal Easter Show from 8 to 19 April 2022. An excursion to the Show is an amazing opportunity for students and compliments the new syllabus for mandatory agriculture. 
Paddock to Plate Experience Igloo at Sydney Royal Easter Show
Australian Good Meat is hosting the Paddock to Plate Experience at the Sydney Royal Easter Show from 8-19 April. Friday 8 April is Schools Day and teachers bringing students to the Experience will receive a student activity designed for year 4-6 students. 
NSW Farmers Kids to Farms
NSW Farmers' Kids to Farms funding is proving popular, with over 400 students accessing funding for excursions to farms and agricultural sites across NSW. Primary schools can apply now to access up to $1,500 for agricultural related excursions.

SCHOOL & INDUSTRY NEWS

Australian Science Teachers Association
Australian Science Teachers Association ScienceWeek School Grants applications are now open. Teachers can apply for up to $500 to support #scienceweek2022 activities. Applications close 22 April 2022.
Property Planning Field Day for High Schools
Tocal College is inviting local high school students studying agriculture and geography to participate in a Property Planning Field Day on Thursday 26 May 2022. The cost is $12 per student. 
NSW School Merino Wether Challenge
Last month the NSW School Merino Wether Challenge kicked off with 62 schools from across the state collecting wethers to deliver hands-on experience to the next generation of students. 

PIEFA gratefully acknowledges the continued support of its partners

 

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