Tot’s Day- Wednesday!
Last week I ended my posts with telling you guys about the Tippecanoe County Ag Days which was all about showing kids about the different aspects of agriculture. Well, this week it seems like several different ag groups on campus are focusing on the children.
To continue my current theme of teaching kids about agriculture, I wanted to highlight two exciting upcoming events this week. They are Tot’s Day from Purdue Block and Bridle and the annual Spring Fest.
For today’s post, I want to focus on Tot’s Day which will be happening on Wednesday, April 6th out at the Animal Science Research Center.
As a community service project each semester, Block and Bridle puts on this event to educate local elementary students about livestock. In the fall, Block and Bridle representatives visit local schools to put on a presentation and activities to teach the students about agriculture.
Each spring, classes are invited to come to the ASREC Facility where Block and Bridle organizes stations for students to interact with and learn about beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, aquaculture, and poultry.
Tot’s Day is a really fun event for the kids because they get to interact first hand with real live animals. They especially love getting to pet the babies.
This year, Tot’s Day will take place from 9a.m. to 3p.m. and we are looking forward to teaching the kids some important facts about animal agriculture!
In our constant effort to connect the ag industry with the general public, we feel that it is really important to start with the children. They are the future consumers in about 15 years and it is crucial that they at least have a basic knowledge of agriculture so they can be smart consumers.
As I mentioned earlier, this is the second special event this week for local children. Be sure to check back later in the week to learn about some of the unique events that will be featured at Purdue’s Annual Spring Fest this Saturday and Sunday (April 9-10).