Do you want to learn more about dairy farming? DairyNZ and New Zealand’s dairy farmers are helping children and teachers learn more about the dairy sector and where their milk comes from! Working with School Kit, DairyNZ have developed innovative, fun and engaging lesson plans for teachers. They teach core parts of the New Zealand curriculum within subjects such as science, social science, technology and maths, while providing a dairy farming context to learning. Visit the DairyNZ Schools website to download lesson plans.
Note: Due to popular demand, farm visits and the transport subsidy have already been fully allocated for term 1 and 2 of 2020. However, requests for visits in term 3 and 4 across all age groups are still being accepted.
DairyNZ has teamed up with farmers all around the country to give schools the opportunity to visit a dairy farm! Schools who are using DairyNZ Education resources in the classroom may also be eligible for a transport subsidy. If you are a teacher and would like to take your class on a farm visit, complete the application form on DairyNZ Schools.
Check out how simple it is to organise a farm visit below! Read all about St Teresa’s School, Bluff, experience at a dairy farm here
If you can’t come to the farm, we’ll find a way to make a part of the farm come to you. This could be a visit from a milk tanker (available April-August), a local Fonterra farmer, or another Fonterra visitor who will talk to the kids about everything from the goodness of milk to the importance of recycling. Just let us know your request when you fill out the form.
To express your interest and find out more about learning about dairy farming, choose which type of visit you'd like below and click 'Apply now' to fill out the form.
Please note that visits are only available during the low season for farmers, so we’ll be in touch to let you know if your requested visit time is available.
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