All Kinds of Apples program

Early elementary school students will learn about different types of apples grown in Nova Scotia while meeting health, science, social studies and mathematics curriculum outcomes. Teachers will receive a series of videos, a lesson plan and 3-4 different varieties of local apples for students to sample.

Elementary school students can experience different varieties of Nova Scotian apples while also meeting health, science, social studies and mathematics curriculum outcome with the All Kinds of Apples Program.

Students will sample up to 4 different apple varieties grown in Nova Scotia, learn how apples are grown through a virtual farm tour as well as learn about research done on apples here in Nova Scotia. Teachers can create opportunities for developing competencies such as Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Career Development, Citizenship, Connections, Mental Mathematics and Estimation, Visualization and Reasoning while meeting curriculum outcomes in Health Education, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics for Primary to Grade 3.

The All Kinds of Apples Program provides:

  • 3-4 varieties of apples (3-pound bag of each variety)
  • a video series on how apples are grown and apple research in Nova Scotia
  • lesson plan with curriculum connections, background information, guiding questions and a list of online resources
  • staff support to answer questions

This program will take place during October and November each year.

Teachers should take into consideration that apple varieties will depend on supplier inventory, classes may not all receive the same varieties.

This program is also available in French.


Elementary school teachers (P-3) in Nova Scotia public schools are eligible to apply.

How to apply

  1. Determine if the All Kinds of Apples program is a good fit for your classroom.
  2. Complete the application form by 15 September.
  3. The Department of Agriculture will review all applications and group schools geographically for ease of delivery.
  4. Teachers will be contacted by 15 October with approximate delivery dates.

How long it takes

Teachers will be notified within 3-5 days that that their application has been received. Teachers will be notified by 15 October that they have been accepted into this program and an approximate date that the apples will be delivered to their classroom.


There is no cost to participate in this program.

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 June
Applications close 15 September
Teachers are notified of approximate delivery date 15 October

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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