The Farm and Forest Fair educational program was developed to provide an objective view of the importance and impact of natural resource industries and promote an understanding of the issues regarding natural resource use. The targeted audience is fifth grade youth, teachers, and parents. Participants rotate through 10 stations in 9-minute intervals. Stations are staffed by agriculture- or forest-based industry personnel who demonstrate their area of natural resource involvement utilizing visual aids and hands-on learning techniques. Teachers, presenters, and youth are evaluated each year. Student pre- and post-test results indicate knowledge level increases of 21%.
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Brooks, R. H., Hart, K. N., & Church, J. (2009). Farm and Forest Fair Educates Fifth Graders about Natural Resource Issues. The Journal of Extension, 47(3), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss3/14