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BC Egg is a non-profit organization that oversees and manages the province’s egg farming industry. We work with approximately 144 family owned and operated egg farms which produce over 87 million dozen eggs a year for British Columbians.
We offer you the unique opportunity to show your students where their food comes from and what types of job are available in agriculture.
Tours can be modified for audiences of any age, every tour introduces two of our BC farmers. Starting with a live tour and ending with a live Q+A, participants have a unique opportunity to see a real egg farm and engage with real farmers.
New for 2021, a Q+A panel giving students the chance to talk with people in key agricultural roles—such as animal feed specialists, equipment sales reps, and of course farmers. Some farmers produce eggs, broiler chickens, turkeys and dairy, giving a picture of the different commodities in BC.
This panel is ideally suited for intermediate or secondary school aged youth.
The tours are approximately 1 hour, including time to ask the Farmers questions. If your group has a specific request for a shorter or longer session, please feel welcome to contact us.
Tours are available to groups in BC of 12 or more participants.
As we are booking tours several weeks in advance due to popular demand, Group Leaders are being asked if they would be willing to combine with another group of similar age and that has similar availability (example: two groups of Brownies that meet on Mondays at 6pm).
On behalf of the 2nd North Vancouver brownies, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to learn more about BC Egg Farms, see the farms and what the farmers do, and ask lots and lots of questions.
The girls had a great time and we truly appreciate the time that you and the farmers took to show us around!
– Heather, Girl Guide Leader, North Vancouver
We loved this project. Being in a small city of around 10,000 people up in the north of the province, we don’t get many opportunities to see large farms. We spent a little time discussing what we already knew about chickens. We looked at books to learn a bit more and brainstormed our questions. With our question cards in hand, we eagerly waited for the zoom call.
Kevin was so great. He was kind, gentle and so full of information. My class got all their prepared questions answered plus a lot more!
I would definitely do this again. In fact, if there are others we could do, I’d do those too. It definitely turned my class into very eager learners. They are STILL talking about it.
– Gillian, Gr 1/2 Teacher,
Coast Mountain School District, Terrace
Much like the cranberry presentation, this conversation with the egg farmer was fabulous. Our students enjoyed it immensely.
– Matthew, Foundations Teacher,
Surrey School District, Surrey
We would like to thank you all SO MUCH for the excellent virtual field trip on Friday. My students were muted for much of the tour so there was less feedback noise, but they were so engaged throughout the tour and after we finished and they were filling in their reflection sheets, their answers were so rich and detailed. The pandemic has made some things so very difficult, but there are new opportunities too, and this was an excellent one!
Thank you for so generously giving your time and expertise to share with these students (and me!). And thank you for everything you are doing to bring sustainable farming and education to BC students!
– Michelle, Staff Development Coach,
Highroad Academy, Chilliwack