STORM AND FLOOD INDUSTRY RECOVERY PROGRAM
Creating resilience through empowering school curriculums about primary industries careers.
PIEFA’s Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program (SFIRP) is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements through the Department of Regional NSW – Sector Recovery and Resilience Grants.
The project will improve community connectivity, linking schools with local primary industries and the many rewarding agricultural careers that are available in flood affected LGAs across NSW. By developing locally focussed teaching resources and careers programs, this project will deliver a stronger foundation to develop interest in local careers in the primary industries, building local resilience to improve recovery from flood disasters.
PIEFA SFIRP Project Manager
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PLAN YOUR 2024 TEACHER/CAREER ADVISOR PD TODAY!
UPCOMING NSW SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER AND CAREER ADVISOR PD EVENTS
Join PIEFA’s Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program for face to face workshops, online events, new food and fibre resources and more!
Across our events, you will take part in demonstrations and hear presentations from expert speakers. You will workshop new resources, develop your understanding of career opportunities available in the agriculture industry at entry, trade and graduate level and identify skills and training pathways for students.
SFIRP events resume February 2024. Plan your 2024 Teacher/Career Advisor PD today!
PAST EVENT RESOURCES
MID NORTH COAST CAREERS IN AGRICULTURE TOUR FOR CAREERS ADVISORS | APRIL 2023
The Mid North Coast Careers in Agriculture and Food Value Chains Tour was a 2-day workshop across flood-affected areas on NSW. The event took place in April 2023 and showcased a variety of careers and career pathways across multiple locations including Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Kempsey and Port Macquarie. 26 teachers and Careers advisors attended.
A Careers in Agriculture poster was developed with RDAMNC and a Career Harvest teaching resource to support students investigating careers in agriculture was also developed.
FARMING IN THE DIGITAL AGE AT UNE | OCTOBER 2023
This event was a collaboration between PIEFA and the University of New England (UNE). Attendees toured UNE sites and facilities and heard from speakers from PIEFA, UNE, Dairy NSW, Gallagher and John Deere.
BANYULA FARM FIELD DAY | JULY 2023
This event was a collaborative between Banyula Farm, Southern Cross University and PIEFA. 43 teachers attended presentations on regenerative farming and workshopped a series of teaching resources targeting curriculum for agriculture, primary industries, science and geography.
INTEGRATING FOOD AND FIBRE WORKSHOPS | 2023
Cultivating Classrooms and Knowing and Growing Integrating Food and Fibre Workshops introduced secondary teachers to a broad range of topics and guest speakers. Teachers were also presented with a range of new educational resources.
SEED PACK | EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE
FARMING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE | TEACHING RESOURCE
Teaching resource: Farming a Sustainable Future Worksheet provides a Stage 4 and 5 Agriculture-aligned activity for schools and classrooms with access to a KinetiKit. The worksheet provides instructions for the building of the KinetiKit and investigates grazing methods, stocking rates and sustainable farming practices.
HUMAN INTERACTIONS | TEACHING RESOURCE
Teaching resource: Human Interaction in Food Chains and Food Webs aligns to year 7 science and year 9 geography curricula. This resource introduces students to food chains, food webs, and how human activities can affect the interactions within these systems. Students will design a food chain and food web based on the ecological interactions on Banyula farm. An overarching theme of sustainable ecosystems will be embedded throughout the lesson, along with the influence of science on agricultural practices and the management of environments.
This teacher guide consists of 3 activities (and optional extension activities), worksheets and answer guide. These activities will improve student’s knowledge and vocabulary around food chains and webs and will discover the regenerative agricultural practices utilised at Banyula farm.
SUBJECT SELECTION TOOL | EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE
Teaching resource: Subject Selection Tool supports secondary teachers to introduce their students to the variety of roles available in the agricultural sector.
The classroom resources consist of a poster and PowerPoint presentation. The first few slides of the PowerPoint presentation are aligned to the NSW curriculum, however the remaining content is applicable to teachers across the country.
AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY | TEACHING RESOURCE
Teaching resource: Agricultural Technology: Exploring the New Frontier aligns to year 9 and 10 geography, design and technologies and digital technologies (Australian curriculum) and stage 5 agricultural technology and year 9 sustainable biomes (NSW curriculum). This resource introduces students to the history of agriculture, current Australian farming practices and the role that technology plays within the food and fibre sector.
This resource consists of 3 activities (and an optional extension activity), worksheets and answer guide. These activities will expose students to past farming practices, how new technology can resolve issues and challenges faced by producers, build their vocabulary and share existing knowledge and ideas about agriculture and the future of farming in the digital age. Career opportunities will also be explored.
PRODUCING POLLINATORS | TEACHING RESOURCE
Teaching resource: Producing Pollinators for Improved Orchard Yields is a year 7-8 resource that introduces students to the importance of pollinators for improving orchard yields, human management of bees for orchard pollination and the impacts of farm management on the sustainability of a farm enterprise.
This teacher guide consists of 3 activities (and optional extension activities), worksheets and answer guide. These activities will build students’ vocabulary and knowledge around pollinators and their impact on food production, assist them to develop ideas to solve existing problems, and design and build their own pollinator habitat box.
REDUCING FLOOD RISKS | TEACHING RESOURCE
Teaching resource: Reducing Flood Risks on Food and Fibre Production: Banyula Case Study is a year 9 geography resource that will help students identify agricultural land at risk of flooding using satellite images and mapping. They will identify solutions in relation to land use and cropping choice to ensure sustainable food and fibre production.
This resource consists of 3 activities, worksheets and answer guide.
PRE-START MEETINGS | TEACHING RESOURCE
Teaching resource: Pre-Start Meetings, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Safe Work Instructions (SWI) – Tractor and Machinery Operations aligns with Stage 6 VET Primary Industries and Stage 5 and 6 Agriculture curricula. Students will learn the knowledge and skills required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.
This teacher guide consists of two activities, worksheets and answer guide. These activities will improve students knowledge of workplace health and safety procedures, hazards and directions.
FARMER TIME | EXPERTS IN THE FIELD | TEACHING RESOURCE
Teaching resource: Farmer Time | Experts In The Field – Exploring Drones in Agriculture aligns with year 7-10/stage 4-5 Science, Agricultural Technology and Design & Technology curricula.
Students will engage with four drone experts, focusing on the innovative ways drone technology in agriculture is used to improve efficiency, sustainability, and precision farming practices.
This teacher guide consists of four activities, worksheets and answer guide. These activities will develop students’ knowledge and appreciation of Australian agricultural production and the impacts of drone technology on the ongoing development of agriculture in the country.
PIEFA’s SFIRP Program is funded by the Australian and NSW Government’s Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program.
Although funding for this product has been provided by both Australian and NSW governments, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views of either Government.
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