500+ 4th-graders to join Burbank HS agricultural students for fun, learning at annual Ag in the City

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What:    500+ 4th-graders to join Burbank HS agricultural students for fun, learning at annual 
             Ag in the City

When:   Thursday (Nov. 19), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:  Burbank High School, 1002 Edward St. (agricultural facilities)

Hundreds of SAISD elementary school students won’t have to leave the city to get a first-hand look at farm life during the 7th-annual Ag in the City, being held in the new agricultural facilities at Burbank High School.

The event is designed to expose 4th-grade students from six elementary schools to agricultural careers and college animal science programs while supplementing science knowledge. 

A mix of Burbank agricultural students and local businesses will provide different lessons at 25 learning stations, which include ducks, chicks, rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, horses and fish. Burbank agriculture students will serve as tour guides. Palo Alto College will be represented among the stations, with representatives on hand to talk with students about the college’s agriculture and horticulture program.
Presenters/activities include:

  • Seed to Salad in 22 Days (students plant radish seeds)
  • Farmer’s Market (students get a lesson in farm-to-table)
  • Wild, Wild West (students try their hand at whip-popping)
  • Just Rope It! (students learn about cattle-herding)
  • Salsa – That’s Hot! (students make salsa)
  • Make Your Own Ice Cream (students make ice cream)
  • Chicks (students learn the process from egg to chick)
  • Examining Hair and Fibers (students identify different animal hair under the microscope)
  • Bee Keeper – What’s the Buzz? (Students learn about importance of bees to agriculture)
  • Flower Power (students learn about careers in horticulture)
  • Operation Game Theft (students learn how to protect fish and wildlife)