The South Effingham High School Agriculture classes took part in teaching the next generation about agriculture. PALS, or Partners in Active Learning Support, is a program that puts high school agriculture students and Pre-K students together to help build trust towards others and self-esteem. It also gives the students a chance to teach, or learn, about interests in agriculture.
As part of their Dairy Science Unit, the SEHS Animal Science class taught the pre-k how cows make milk and how butter is then made. They then helped the pre-k students make their own butter, which they enjoyed with toast.
The Wildlife Management class taught them about different species of birds and helped them build bird feeders to hang around the school. The Basic Agriculture class taught them about the different types of leaves and how leaves change colors in the fall season.
The classes took a nature walk and collected leaves, which they displayed on paper. The agriculture classes have enjoyed having a partnership with the Pre-K this semester and plans to continue with more lessons in the spring.