Coming soon, to a computer screen near you, you’ll be able to watch a virtual tour of Hickman’s Family Farms from the Comfort of your own home… or classroom!
This year, American Egg Board (AEB) is partnering with Discovery Education as a way to bring the Good Egg Project into schools and connect with an older audience of students, parents, and teachers. AEB is excited to launch Discovery Education’s first ever farm-to-table field trip on April 18 by transporting kids to the Hickman’s Family Farms.
Among other educational tools, a Virtual Field Trip on the Hickman’s Family Farms includes a post-trip activity and a microsite, Education Station. Elementary classrooms and media will tune in via a live feed to the farm and have direct interaction with Sharman and Clint Hickman. Existing Webisode footage will enhance the experience to showcase the production process on the farm. Classrooms will also have the opportunity to ask live questions to the farmers – Sharman and Clint.
Over the years, Discovery Education has brought real-world experiences to life for students online. A pre- and post-field trip activity will also be available to teachers. The entire experience will be archived on DiscoveryEducation.com. To participate, go to discovereducation.com and register for the Virtual Tour.
With this unprecedented access to the agricultural community, the public will have the opportunity to connect with farmers and learn about farming processes in a new and convenient way. It truly provides the public with a transparency of the farming system and an ability to see modern agriculture from only a click away!