The 2016 Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) Summer Teachers Institute will be held August 1-5 at the University of Maine in Machias. Educators will learn about locally grown foods and their impact on the Maine economy, applications in science, and different opportunities to integrate agriculture into the curriculum.
The training group will tour Maine farms, including: wild blueberry, aquaculture facilities, school agriculture programs, and Maine agriculture-based businesses.
All participants will receive 36 contact hours or 3.6 CEUs from the University of Maine for recertification credit.
Subsidization of the registration fee has come from the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and the Specialty Agriculture License Plate.