Youth Program

Our Youth Program is geared toward 8 – 16 year olds, and includes engaging speakers, hands-on activities and great food!

Join us for a day of educational fun at the University of Guelph! We have an action packed day planned with campus tours, hands on activities and interactive workshops.

Program pdf

FarmSmart 2019 Children’s Program

Led by alumni and current students, children will have the opportunity to get a feel for the University as we travel to different buildings across campus, as they attend interactive workshop sessions. Are you an adventure seeker? Interested in a career in agriculture or environmental science? This day is for you!

This permission form must be printed off, filled out and brought to the conference.

9:30-11:00 Tour of OVC – 12 and up students Only

9:30-11:00 Scavenger Hunt/Campus Tour – under 12 only

11:15-12:15 Hot Lunch

12:00-1:30 or 1:30 – 3:00 – “A Recipe for Good Soil”
Glenn Munroe, Compost Council

Workshop describing the different components of a healthy soil, with a hands on activity for kids to make their own.

12:00-1:30 or 1:30 – 3:00  Chemistry Workshop – Experiments
Elizabeth Brown, Chemistry Club, UG
Chemistry is fun at University of Guelph! Hear what Elizabeth Brown has to say about her experience as an Undergraduate student and then start the day off with some ooey-gooey experiments!

300-3:30 – Snack

3:30 – 4:30 Activity – Apiculture Club

4:30-4:45 Pick-up
Parents please be prompt, we cannot let your child leave unless you are present to accompany them.

Questions? Please contact:

Johanna Lindeboom (289) 925-6828
Mandy Beneff (519) 429-4091
Christine Brown (519) 533-3358

Please register here.

Reminder:  Pick-up by parents in Room 6, Rozanski Hall at 4:45 pm

This permission form must be printed off, filled out and brought to the conference.

*Please make sure youth participants are dressed appropriately for the weather as they will be walking outside from one session to the next!