I am a teacher. Does attending the event fit with the curriculum?

I am a teacher. How can my class(es) attend this year's Grown in Grey? Is there a cost?

I am a teacher. I have registered my class. What can I expect once our bus arrives at the arena?

I am a student or parent. How can I or my child attend Grown in Grey?

I belong to an agricultural based group. How can I set up a learning station at the event?



I am a teacher. Does attending the event fit with the curriculum?

Grown in Grey meets a number of curriculum expectations in science, phys-ed & health, and social studies. As an example, the following curriculum requirements for Grade five can be met by attending Grown in Grey:

Science: Life Systems: Human Organ Systems
  • describe the basic structure and function of the major organs in the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems;
  • formulate questions about and identify the needs of humans, and explore possible answers to these questions and ways of meeting these needs;
  • investigate some of these answers and solutions, identifying variables that need to be held constant to ensure a fair test and identifying criteria for assessing solutions;
  • use appropriate terminology, including correct science and technology terminology, in describing their investigations, explorations and observations
  • describe types of nutrients in foods and their function in maintaining a healthy body;
  • identify a balanced diet as one containing carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins, fibre, and water, and design a diet that contains all of these;
  • interpret nutritional information to make healthy food choices;
  • identify types of industries involved in the processing and preserving of foods;
  • identify food sources from which people in various societies obtain nutrients;
  • demonstrate awareness that some disorders can be affected by diet.
Science: Earth and Space Systems: Weather
  • describe ways in which weather conditions affect the activities of humans and animals;
  • explain the importance of weather forecasts for people in certain occupations.
Science: Structures and Mechanisms: Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
  • compare the force needed to lift a load manually with the force required to lift the load with a simple machine;
  • describe how different mechanisms are designed for a specific purpose or function;
  • recognize the advantages and disadvantages of using various mechanisms with respect to the amount of energy they require to move or lift a given load.
Health and Physical Education: Healthy Living
  • Explain the purpose and function of calories and the major food nutrients;
  • identify critical content information on food labels;
  • explain how changes in our bodies sometimes affect our eating habits.
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I am a teacher. How can my class(es) attend this year's Grown in Grey? Is there a cost?

To come to Grown in Grey, all you must do is register your grade 5 class (grade 4 or grade 6 students from split classes are welcome as well) using our simple form. Alternately, you may print the form, respond to the questions manually and mail the completed form to the address at the bottom of this page. If you wish, you can call Jane Docherty at 519-376-8925 to register by telephone. Please register by March 31, 2017 to ensure a spot for your class. There is a limited number of classes that can be accomodated. All registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Please, also note that all bussing is the responsibilty of the school.

The cost is $5.00 per student. If you wish, you may pay in advance by sending a cheque to

Grown in Grey
c/o Henry Reinders
136662 Grey Rd. 12
R.R. #2
Meaford, ON
N4L 1W6

Also, you may pay upon arrival at the event. We can only accept cash or cheques (payable to Grown in Grey). We will issue a receipt if needed.

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I am a teacher. I have registered my class. What can I expect once our bus arrives at the arena?

Each group will be escorted into the arena and the escort will take them to approximately 8 learning stations in the morning and 8 more in the afternoon with several demonstrations during the noon lunch break. The group will receive a ten minute presentation from a knowledgeable individual at the station. Many have some hands on content in their presentations. Although there is not enough time for each group to visit every station themselves, each class as a whole will see all of them. Our hope is that each class will then share with one another what they saw and learned at Grown in Grey.

A typical itinerary for the event is as follows:

9:30—9:50 Buses arrive; students divided into groups; volunteer escorts take students to demonstration area to drop off lunches and continue on to first learning station

9:50—11:10 Students visit learning stations in 10 minute intervals

11:10—12:00 Students gather on bleachers in demonstration area; view several demonstrations while eating lunch

12:00—12:20 Free time for play outside or inside activities if weather is unfavourable

12:20—12:30 Students reconvene in groups with their same volunteer and move to next station

12:30—2:00 Students visit learning station in 10 minute intervals

2:00—2:15 Students return to bleachers to gather their belongings

2:15—2:30 Dismissal

Please note that teachers and parent volunteers are responsible for the students during the free time lunch break. The learning stations will not be open for viewing at this time.

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I am a student or parent. How can I or my child attend Grown in Grey?

The best way is to talk to your (child's) teacher, and ask if the class can go to the event. Tell the teacher about the Grown in Grey web site. Tell them they can surf to it for further information.

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I belong to an agricultural based group. How can I set up a learning station at the event?

If you have a commodity group or belong to an agriculture based group that you believe should be represented at Grown in Grey, let us know. You can do that by sending us an e-mail, or mailing us a letter.

Grown in Grey
c/o Jane Docherty
103655 Grey Rd. 18
R.R.#6, Owen Sound, ON
N4L 1W6

If you have any unanswered questions don't hesitate to e-mail us for an answer.

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