Livestock and Poultry

Dairy

Mobile Dairy Classroom


Mobile Dairy Classroom instructors can adapt their presentations for kids from kindergarten through high school. The program is free for schools, fairs, festivals, libraries, camps and just about anywhere. During 2011 our 14 Mobile Dairy Classrooms made presentations to over 875,000 people at fairs, festivals, livestock shows and school settings. While our program is enjoyed by all ages, our school program is targeted at grades second through eighth. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a division of the Southwest Dairy Museum, Inc., a non-profit, educational program funded by dairymen across the Southwest. For Alabama, the instructor is Michaela Sanders.



Each Mobile Dairy Classroom Program includes:

  • A 30- to 45-minute oral presentation (depending on the age of audience) by a trained Instructor
  • Printed educational material for teachers and students
  • A milking demonstration

Instructors teach audiences:

  • Characteristics and anatomy of dairy cows
  • The importance of dairy foods for good health
  • The modern milking process
  • Modern environmental and food safety practices.