Australian body aims to educate children on pork
APL launched its Australian Pork Industry Education Resources Kit at the Pan Pacific Pork Expo and it is now available online for schools to use as part of an agricultural education programme.
In launching the kit APL general manager research and innovation Dr Darryl D’Souza said: “This educational resource is designed to improve student knowledge of where their food comes from, how it is produced and, ultimately, the important role primary industries play in everyday lives.”
“It combines the latest science with sustainability education to help school communities understand climate change and take positive steps to foster environmental sustainability.”
D’Souza continued: “The Australian pork industry is committed in our efforts to educate students about the many aspects of pork production, and projects like the Australian Pork Industry Education Resources Kit are yielding some very positive results.
“So far, participating schools that have piloted the educational resources are very excited about the results and the knowledge base left with the school and the children about agriculture. It is also very exciting and rewarding to see the way the students are engaging their families, friends and the broader community when sharing their learning experiences.”