Summer Ag Institute
2015 Summer Ag Institute (SAI)
Winner of the 2014 ODA “Excellence in Education” Award
Bridging the gap between Agriculture and Educators for 25 years
Get three (3) Graduate credits and learn how Agriculture can be used as the application context (theme) for teaching math, science, social studies, and English to enhance achievement of Education Reform Standards. SAI is a dynamic, educational, fun-packed week of learning about our nation's number ONE employer, Agriculture !
Course No: AED 518, 3 credits, Oregon State University
Who: Oregon's Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers who have little or no background in agriculture.
What: Experience agriculture first-hand with tours of processing plants, farms, nurseries and businesses. University professors and Agriculture professionals teach hands-on labs & lectures. The highlight of the week is an overnight stay on a working farm or ranch. The days are packed full of activities in order to simulate the realities of agricultural life.
When: Session #1, June 21-26, 2015; Corvallis, OR
Session #2, July 12-17, 2015; La Grande, OR
Cost & Class Requirements: On-sight participation (5 nights and 6 days) for all SAI candidates; an over-night stay with a host farm family (1 of the 5 nights); $600.00* payable to OAEF; develop a comprehensive lesson plan utilizing knowledge gained as a SAI participant.
While teachers only pay $600*, the total cost per student is approximatly $3,300, which includes about $1,500 for three graduate level credits at OSU.
Click here to download Applications & questions answered by contacting:
Debbie Crocker, Session #1 Coordinator, Corvallis, (541) 740-5073, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana Lee Dick, Session #2 Coordinator, La Grande/Union, (541) 562-5129 email: email@example.com
Summer Ag Institute – SAI is a trademark of OAEF dba Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education and Oregon Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). OAEF is a 501 (c) 3 corporation - Tax ID 94-31416114. Gifts and donations made to SAI are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
*Registration fee is non-refundable after June 8, 2015. TEACHERS-CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL TO SEE IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP PAY FOR REGISTRATION FEE.