About our Virtual Classrooms
Australian Good Meat's virtual classrooms give your students the exciting opportunity to engage with an Aussie cattle, sheep or goat farmer! Students will learn:
- How farmers look after the land and the animals on their property
- How farmers help us to stay healthy through the production of red meat
- How different climates in Australia affect the way farmers manage their land and dictate the types of animals they can farm
- How farmers use technology to ensure they’re farming in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible
Students can participate in interactive activities including quizzes and Q&A sessions throughout the virtual classroom sessions. A qualified teacher facilitates each virtual classroom.
The session is geared towards primary school students and lasts around 45 minutes. There is no limit to the number of students and teachers who can attend.
Term 2 sessions available to book (all in Sydney time)
Friday 28th May at 11 am AEST
Friday 28th May at 2 pm AEST
Each participant will have access to a suite of supporting resources so learning can continue after the session. There is also a variety of resources available on the Australian Good Meat Education page for teachers and students, including:
- Curriculum study guides focused on sustainable farming and animal welfare
- Lesson plans and activity sheets for years 3 - 10
- Fact sheets for students about the red meat production industry
For more resources about nutrition and how red meat fits into a healthy diet, check out the practical resources and infographics available on the MLA Healthy Meals website.
|Foundation to Year 2||Year 3 to Year 4||Year 5 to Year 6|
|Design and Technologies||
Explore how plants and animals
are grown for food, clothing, and
shelter and how food is selected
and prepared for healthy eating
Investigate food and fibre
production and food technologies
used in modern and traditional
Investigate how and why food
and fibre are produced in
managed environments and
prepared to enable people to
grow and be healthy
|Science and Technology||
Living things have basic needs, including food and water
Living things have life cycles
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
Living things have a variety of external features
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
Year 5 – Year 6
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decision
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment
Year 1 – Year 2
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Monica is the Livestock Manager at Canowie, a merino sheep stud and mixed farming operation near Coonalpyn, SA. Having an extensive background in reproductive efficiency in livestock systems, Monica applies her technical knowledge to both the Canowie sheep and cattle.
Deb is a passionate Angus beef producer at “Bellaringah Beef” located in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. Deb has been farming for over 17 years and is currently completing a Bachelor of Science in regenerative agriculture, agroecology, and sustainable agriculture.
Elle owns and operates a prime lamb and beef property in South West Victoria. She is currently lambing down 1100 composite ewes and running a spring calving Angus herd. Elle is also a district Veterinarian for Agriculture Victoria and has a vital role in educating other producers about the prevention of exotic animal diseases in Australia.
Bonnie works in a family owned beef operation in South West Queensland. Across several properties, the family produces beef for both the Australian and international markets.
When not working for the family business, Bonnie works part-time as a primary school teacher in two local schools.
Year 2 teacher, NSW
Year 3 & 4 teacher, NSW
Kindergarten teacher, NSW
Year 1 teacher, WA
Year 4 teacher, WA