ACWORTH — Fourth-graders at Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy got an up-close and personal look at the world of agriculture in Georgia Monday and Tuesday.

The Georgia Ag Experience mobile classroom visited Clark Creek on its first school visit of the year, program assistant Jay Moon said.

Offered through the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, the program is designed to give students an introduction to agriculture throughout the state through games and other activities. There is also an emphasis on careers available in the world of agriculture.

Teacher Meredith Rocker said the classroom was able to come to Clark Creek Elementary due in part to the hard work of science teacher Karen Garland, who has been selected as both the state and national agriculture teacher of the year.

“This is big for our district,” Rocker said. “We’re so excited for our students to have these types of hands-on experiences with agriculture.”

During each 45-minute period a fourth-grade class got with the mobile classroom, the students play a variety of games, such as using a checkout scanner to learn more about the types of fruits and vegetables grown in Georgia. In another game, students designed a chicken house and then raise chickens from eggs. They also watched videos on Georgia agriculture.

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