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The overarching goal of the National Center for Agricultural Literacy is to change how the world thinks about agricultural systems related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), their quality of life, and our environment. The National Center for Agricultural Literacy (NCAL) is a collaborative effort supported by the USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, and Utah State University.

Scope of Work

  1. Develop or modify existing K-12 curricular resources and focus on secondary STEM within the context of agriculture for inclusion in the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.
  2. Develop evaluation instrumentation that can be used to assess the success of agricultural literacy curricula and programming to meet identified outcomes. (See the AITC Program Evaluation Wiki, the curated Zotero database of influential research, and the Research & Instruments for Measuring Agricultural Literacy.)
  3. Provide professional development for strengthening collaboration between agricultural literacy programs, stakeholders, and the public.