Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lessons Learned from Lake Apopka!

Lessons Learned from Lake Apopka: The Importance of Sustainable Agriculture for Healthy 
Living educational curriculum was made possible with funding from the Southeastern Environmental Educational Alliance and the Environmental Protection Agency to teach students the role of farmworkers have in our agricultural system, the differences between industrial and sustainable agricultural practice, and the importance of making healthy food choices for health, the environment and farmworker safety.

The curriculum materials have been created to allow educators to easily implement all or parts into their existing lesson plans. Areas of study including but not limited to biological sciences, social studies and environmental studies, are explored in this curriculum. Individual and group exercises, audio-visual presentations and suggestions for further study are part of the materials.

Piloted with middle and high school classes in Central Florida, the curriculum has been presented at the League of Environmental Educators (LEEF) 2014 Conference and will be promoted to teachers by several environmental organizations. To find out more information and download the curriculum materials please visit

Photographs:  Poster presented at the LEEF Conference, Fellsmere FWAF members Community (Campesinos') Gardens (3 photos)

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