posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Central Region News
On Thursday, June 13, the Audubon Launch Kids Club summer program, comprised of students from kindergarten through fourth grade, learned about how pork fits into a healthy diet and where their pork comes from with educational activities facilitated by AMVC Management Services. In addition, over 50 kids in the program had a special visit from three piglets.
Alicia Humphrey, AMVC’s public relations coordinator, helped the student identify where their favorite pork products originated from by showing an educational video and having an interactive group discussion. After the presentation, the Launch Kids were split into two groups for the activities. The students rotated sessions; some worked in teams to complete a pork puzzle that outlined the major primal cuts of pork, while others went outside to see live three-week old piglets. Throughout the morning, the kids had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about animal care.
Humphrey organized the educational session and commented, “It’s fun to see the students make the connection that pigs are raised for meat and pork is often found on their plate. The students were very knowledgeable and asked great questions. ”
About half of the group had never seen or felt a live piglet before. They enjoyed feeling the piglet’s hair and nose. This is the third summer that AMVC has led a pork themed session for the Launch Kids. Following the program, the kids were given AMVC themed stickers that read “I saw a piglet today!”
After the Launch Kids session, the piglets were donated to the Adair County Farm Bureau where they will be used as part of the organization’s Ag Adventure program this summer.
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