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Rochelle

As the Senior Manager of Museum Experiences, I also manage the Farmyard. I grew up on a farm and spent a lot of time outdoors so working with children in an agricultural and outdoor learning environment is exciting, ever-changing and very fulfilling!
Where Food Comes From
CMSM Blog
Rochelle

Teaching Children Where Their Food Comes From

Today, most Americans are three generations removed from the farm. While we produce most of our food on farms of one type or another, many consumers lack farm experience. Without that, they will also lack the understanding of how this happens. If you ask them, most children will say that their food comes from a

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AgLab Monarch Exhibit Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota
CMSM Blog
Rochelle

Caring for Living Things Cultivates Empathy in Children

Has your child ever watered plants in the gardens or talked to animals in the Farmyard? Perhaps they have visited the Ag and Nature Lab to care for cows in the dairy barn, release a monarch, or build like a beaver? Experiences like these help cultivate empathy, an important skill that requires children to imagine

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