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Welcome to DREC Virtual Field Trip

Friday, October 2, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Resources for Teachers

Picture of field and feedlot at DREC

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Led by Farm Smart staff, Stacey Amparano and Stephanie Collins

Join us on the Farm Smart tractor-pulled wagon to see first-hand what is going on here at the University of California Desert Research & Extension Center. If you have never been to a farm before, this is a great place to start! We’ll get our camera up close to see livestock, forage crops, vegetables, fruit orchards, and more. Learn about water, soil, farm equipment all in the context of science, research, and investigation!

This introductory field trip is a valuable educational and enrichment experience for students of all ages.  Attached supplementary resource material by grade level will help teachers use agriculture to connect to a variety of academic topics and standards.

Follow-up Resources for Teachers and Parents: Developed for individual student use and will save you time gathering materials needed for follow-up lessons


Journey 2050: Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry-based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment, and the economy at a local and global scale. The students hear from farmers across the globe.
As the student interacts with each family they learn the role of best management practices in feeding the world, reducing environmental impacts, and in improving social performance through greater access to education, medical care, and community infrastructure. Our Journey to feeding the world has started.


National Ag in the Classroom PreK-2

California Agriculture: Farming is Everywhere Coloring/Activity pages

California Agriculture: Farming is Everywhere Video


National Ag in the Classroom 3rd-5th grade

California Agriculture: Farming is Everywhere Coloring/Activity pages

California Agriculture: Farming is Everywhere Video

GRADES 6-8       

National Ag in the Classroom 6th-8th grade                

My American Farm: Fun online games for K-6 – for both the classroom and families.  Brought to you by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. 


High Tech Farming  Students will discover technologies that are used on farms to increase efficiency and yields and decrease costs and environmental impact.  

Food Scientist for a Day: Students focus on the science involved in the production of our food and explore the high-tech aspects of agricultural production as they learn about careers in food science.


Science of Agriculture: Short animations and videos teach math and science concepts crucial to the study of agriculture. Provided by New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab.