Across New York State, during Ag Literacy Week and beyond, second graders, their teachers, and volunteer readers will explore concepts of stewardship, interdependence, and the many products we use everyday made from harvested trees. Together they will read The Tree Farmer by Chuck Leavell and Nicholas Cravotta and engage in hands-on activities that connect students with the trees in their school yard and the wood that made their desks, books, and more.
Here’s how it works:
- In celebration of National Agriculture Week (March 15th-19th), volunteers throughout the state read The Tree Farmer to second graders.
- Teachers receive a resource guide with hands-on lessons and follow-up activities.
- The book is then given to the school library.
- More than 1,500 books were donated last year while thousands of second graders participated in fun and educational activities.
For more information, please visit NY Ag in the Classroom.