The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, with funding provided by the USPOULTRY Foundation, have launched a new My American Farm game, along with a supporting lesson plan, an activity sheet and an eComic.
The An Egg-Citing Poultry Adventure game and resources were developed to help third through fifth grade students better understand the poultry and egg industry, with students adventuring through the progression of stages in poultry and egg production in the game.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to share more about poultry and egg production with elementary students,” said Barbara Jenkins, executive director of the USPOULTRY Foundation.
“As we strengthen our youth outreach efforts, this collaboration is just one of the many ways to reach elementary school-aged students to help form their positive opinions of our industry. The game and supporting resources not only teach students about modern poultry production and processing, they also reveal a vast array of career opportunities for students within the poultry and egg industry.”
“This game is unique to our My American Farm collection because of its focus on both math fluency in the problems presented to students, but then pushing them to critically think about what the answers to those math problems mean in each poultry and egg production phase,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. “The lesson plan then takes the understanding of poultry and egg production one step further as it encourages students to think about the careers in each stage of production. It is our hope that, through this game and the supporting resources, students will consider the poultry and egg industry an exciting option for their future career. Thank you very much to the USPOULTRY Foundation for its support of this educational outreach effort,” she added.
The An Egg-Citing Poultry Adventure game is available at:
https://dev.monarchmedia.com/MAF3/2019/Poultry_Egg/. The supporting resources are available through the following links.
They may also be accessed via the USPOULTRY Foundation web site at http://www.poultryfoundation.org/directory/prog_student_outreach.cfm. The game and learning resources are free and can be shared with local school contacts.