AUGUST 16-26, 2018 • LOUISVILLE, KY
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PROGRAMS

FOR PARENTS

The Kentucky State Fair provides learning programs and activities designed specifically for school-age children. These opportunities serve to enhance the education that students receive in the classroom.
When completing an Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Form, parents can use the information below to explain how the activities meet the requirements of an excused absence.
SOUTHLAND DAIRY FARMERS MOBILE DAIRY CLASSROOM
• Educational Purpose
Teaches the importance of dairy and food safety in a healthy diet.
• Significant Educational Value
The mobile dairy classroom covers the importance of dairy foods in a healthy diet, milk’s nine essential vitamins and nutrients, modern food safety practices on dairy farms, and the anatomy and characteristics of dairy cows. A milking demonstration and question and answer period are also part of the presentation.
• Core Curriculum
Relates to science (nutrition and food safety, agriculture, technology and zoology).
BLUE RIBBON STAGE AND EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS
• Educational Purpose
Provides a wide range of educational opportunities from many different organizations.
• Significant Educational Value
The Blue Ribbon Stage and Rotating Exhibits provide educational entertainment with presenters and performers.
• Core Curriculum
Relates to the arts (storytelling), science (zoology and technology) and social studies (history).
DISCOVERY FARM SPONSORED BY KENTUCKY PORK PRODUCERS
• Educational Purpose
Provides real-life “up close” encounters with farm animals.
• Significant Educational Value
Discovery Farm provides the opportunity to learn about – and interact with – cattle, chickens, rabbits, goats, llamas, sheep, horses and a sow and her litter. It also teaches the difference between beef and dairy cows, and broiler and layer chickens.
• Core Curriculum
Relates to science (zoology and agriculture).
PRIDE OF THE COUNTIES
• Educational Purpose
Shares how each county contributes to making the Bluegrass State what it is today.
• Significant Educational Value
Pride of the Counties provides the opportunity for each county to tell its own unique story, through exhibits, interactive displays, performances and more. From history to music, geography to art and wildlife to commerce, the Bluegrass State and all its richness unfolds booth by booth.
• Core Curriculum
Relates to the arts (music, drama, crafts and art), science (geography, geology and zoology) and social studies (history and local trades).
4-H AND FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
• Educational Purpose
Offers a peer educational experience in agriculture, as well as other areas of core curriculum.
• Significant Educational Value
Both 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) are youth organizations that focus on opportunities for growth in the agriculture world through science, technology and communications. Cloverville showcases talented Kentucky 4-H members in categories that include sewing, photography, horticulture, performing arts and more. FFA has similar exhibits, but with a stronger focus on agriculture. Both organizations participate in daily livestock shows.
• Core Curriculum
Relates to science (biology, horticulture, technology, agriculture and zoology), arts (performing arts and photography) and social studies (communications).
SAFETY TOWN
• Educational Purpose
Drives home the importance of safety and shares the rules of the road, starting with kids on tricycles.
• Significant Educational Value
Safety Town teaches how to ride safely on the road, what traffic lights mean and what to do, what traffic signs mean and how to respond to them, which side of the road to ride on and more. Nearby, police officers from various counties answer questions, including the Louisville Metro Police Department, which allows visitors to climb into an official helicopter and EMS vehicle.
• Core Curriculum
Relates to social studies (law) and science (health).
For more information about educational enhancement requests, click here.

FOR TEACHERS

SOUTHLAND DAIRY FARMERS MOBILE DAIRY CLASSROOM

This is an innovative program that brings the dairy experience directly to children. A trained instructor will demonstrate how to milk a cow, describe how milk goes from the farm to the consumer, and then answer questions from the audience. Students and teachers will share an experience that includes math, science, health (nutrition), and agriculture, all presented in a mobile classroom format.
Teacher Resources and fact sheets can be found online here.

DISCOVERY FARM sponsored by Kentucky Pork Producers

Discovery Farm offers close-up encounters with cattle, goats, llamas, sheep, horses, poultry, a sow and her litter, and other farm animals. This popular exhibition includes species-specific graphic panels and livestock learning stations, including touch screen computer games! Winning student entries in the Discovery Farm Video and PowerPoint Presentation Contest will be featured. These multimedia projects will explore life on Kentucky livestock farms, as well as the experiences of Kentucky youth who raise livestock.

A WALK THROUGH THE BLUEGRASS AT THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIR

Students and teachers will be provided a Kentucky State Fair Passport including a map of the Fair, which shows all of the educational exhibits and other areas of interest. There will be designated locations on the map where students will answer the corresponding question about the exhibit and fill in the answer on their passport. Students and teachers will have the opportunity to earn a fun prize or reward if they successfully complete a specific portion of the passport stops.
If you would like to host a passport stop, please contact Susan Simmons by email at susan.simmons@kyvenues.com or call (502) 367-5205.
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