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Mobile Dairy Classroom visits SPS students

Springfield Public Schools Nutrition Services Department partners with Southwest Dairy to bring the Mobile Dairy Classroom to kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students at Fremont, Mann and Twain elementary schools.

This mobile classroom will include a 15- to 20-minute presentation by instructor Susie Reece with a milking demonstration followed by a question-and-answer session. Students will learn the characteristics and anatomy of dairy cows, the importance of dairy foods for good health, the modern milking process and modern environmental and food safety practices.

Students and teachers share an experience that includes math, science, health/nutrition, and agriculture, all presented in an outdoor classroom format. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a division of the Southwest Dairy Museum Inc., a non-profit, educational program funded by dairy producers across the Southwest and Southeast.

Demonstrations will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 20, Fremont Elementary School, 2814 N. Fremont
  • Thursday, March 21, Mann Elementary School, 3745 S. Broadway
  • Friday, March 22, Twain Elementary School, 2352 S. Weaver