FarmzOnWheelz Interactive Exhibit
Almost two years in development, Farm & Food Care's interactive exhibit, FarmzOnWheelz, was launched at the Canadian National Exhibition in August, 2009. This 400-square-foot exhibit talks to teenagers and their families about farm issues from animal welfare to food safety to good nutrition to renewable energy.
FarmzOnWheelz, shows visitors that farmers are not Old MacDonald!
The first of its kind, FarmzOnWheelz was designed and built by the Ontario Science Centre, exhibit gurus with interactive science education. The exhibit has solid content and delivery models. With the centre’s help, FarmzOnWheelz will increase the awareness, understanding and acceptance of the benefits, value, technologies and innovations in farming.
As visitors make their way through the 400 square foot exhibit, they can explore the interactive components. From Farming Fuels the Future to What’s for dinner?, visitors can experience for themselves how science and technology impacts agriculture and their lives.
A new video, Know Farmers Know Food, is a special component of the exhibit. The video showcases many aspects of Canadian farming and introduces its audience to a number of farmers and farm families. It shows that farmers are modern, innovative, and adaptive.
FarmzOnWheelz is a traveling exhibit with all components transported in a 20 foot cargo trailer. Exhibits roll out to set up the large, interactive exhibit.
Funding for this project was provided in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development (CARD) Program. The CARD Program is administered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council. Other project sponsors include the Ontario Market Investment Fund and many industry partners.
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