Ag Zone: Exploring Agricultural Science, Technology and Careers

Grade 7 students will visit a Nova Scotia post-secondary campus for an interactive agriculture and science program. Students will see the connection between science, agriculture and agricultural careers. Topics have connections to grade 7 science curriculum.

The Ag Zone program will demonstrate the science behind agriculture and potential careers in agriculture. The program makes connections to Grade 7 science curriculum.

Ag Zone will be offered in different locations and dates each year. Schools will be matched with their nearest location.

Teachers should take into consideration:

  • this is a full-day program
  • program locations and times will vary each year
  • there is a limited number of classes accepted based on the capacity of the college or university
  • teachers will have to arrange transport for the students to/from the college or university
  • please ensure medical, accessibility, or allergy concerns are noted upon registration
  • a snack is provided but students must bring their own lunch


Nova Scotia grade 7 teachers at Nova Scotia public schools are eligible to apply. Private schools will be accepted based on availability.

How to apply

  1. Determine if the Ag Zone program is a good fit for your classroom.
  2. Complete the application form for the desired location by the application deadline.
  3. The Department of Agriculture will review all applications and group schools geographically to visit the post-secondary campus.
  4. Teachers will be notified if their class has been accepted and given program details such as arrival and dismissal times.

How long it takes

Teachers will be notified within 5 business days that their application has been received. Teachers will be notified a month in advance that they have been accepted into this program and given a date and location for the event in order to book transportation for the day.


There is no cost to participate. Schools are responsible for transporting students to and from the event location and students must bring their own lunch.

Before you apply

Make sure your school principal is aware of your intention to apply to the program and supports your participation.

Important dates

Applications open 1 April and 1 September
Applications close 1 May and 1 October
Teachers are notified of acceptance 1 month prior to program date(s)

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Other ways to apply

If you are unable to apply online, contact the Agricultural Education office at 902-893-6575 or

Contact Information

Agricultural Education Office
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6575