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SAE-Supervised Agricultural Experience

The supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program involves real-world agricultural activities done by students outside of planned classroom and laboratory time. SAE’s provide a method for students to receive practical career skills in a part of agriculture in which they are interested. An SAE is an essential element to the agricultural education program. The SAE is formulated by the student with the support of parents, employers, and the agricultural instructor. The student will keep track of their hours worked and amount of money they earned within their AET.

 
  • Placement Volunteer or Paid - Involve the placement of students in agriculture, food or natural resources-related businesses to provide a “learning by doing” environment.
  • Entrepreneurship - Own the enterprise, equipment and supplies, make the management decisions and assume the financial risks to produce a product or provide a service. All products or services must be agriculturally related.
  • Research/ Experimentation - Students plan and conduct major agricultural experiments using the scientific process and discover new knowledge. As part of the research, students verify and demonstrate or learn about scientific principles in agriculture. Research SAEs can be entrepreneurial or placement. Research SAEs can be conducted alone or cooperatively with other students or mentors/employers.
  • Foundational - Is a beginner level, short term and designed primarily to help students become literate in agriculture and/or become aware of possible careers in the AFNR career cluster. Exploratory SAEs should help students create a larger more focused SAE.

Placement Volunteer

 

AG Volunteer

The possibilities are endless

Animal Lab Manager

Greenhouse Manager

Agriculture Ambassador

Doggie Daycare

Beds for Pets - A student organized and driven project that made and fundraised for beds for shelter animals.


Stamford Museum and Nature Center (SMNC)

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903

For more information about all volunteer/intern programs

visit the SMNC website at the link below

http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/volunteers.html

or contact Cathryn Oulighan

Community Relations & Special Events Manager  

203.977.6530 or volunteer@stamfordmuseum.org.

 

The Maritime Aquarium

10 North Water Street

Norwalk, CT 06854

For more information about all volunteer/intern programs

Visit the Maritime Aquarium website at the link below

https://www.maritimeaquarium.org/volunteer

 

Fairgate Farm

129 Stillwater Avenue

Stamford, CT 06902

203-940-2305

For more information about all volunteer/intern programs

Visit the Fairgate Farm website at the link below

http://fairgatefarm.com/volunteering/

 

Soundwaters

1281 Cove Rd

Stamford, CT 06902

203-406-3314

For more information about all volunteer/intern programs

Visit the Soundwaters website at the link below

volunteer@soundwaters.org

 

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc.

461 Glenbrook Rd

Stamford, CT 06906

203-358-8898

https://www.foodbanklfc.org/how-to-help#Volunteer

 

Wishes for Horses

A non-profit 501 (3) c group set up to help underprivileged children have a horseback riding experience and to further the education of children in public schools.

Getner Barn

22 Richards Ave

Norwalk, CT 06854

Kathi @ 203-838-6245

Michelle @ 203-451-2521

http://www.wishesforhorses.com/contact.html

 

Bartlett Arboretum

151 Brookdale Rd

Stamford, CT 06903

203-322-6971

For more information about all volunteer/intern programs

Visit the Bartlett Arboretum website at the link below

http://www.bartlettarboretum.org/volunteer/

 

GIVE Garden

Supports vegetable gardens in the Stamford Public Schools

For more information about the volunteer program

Visit the Give Garden website at the link below

http://inthegardenwithgive.blogspot.com/

Contact Pam Sloane at psloane22 @gmail.com

Placement Paid

 

Fairgate Farm

129 Stillwater Avenue

Stamford, CT 06902

203-940-2305

For more information about all volunteer/intern programs

Visit the Fairgate Farm website at the link below

http://fairgatefarm.com/volunteering/

 

Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses, LLC

437 North Street

Greenwich, CT

203-869-3418

For more information about employment opportunities

Visit the Sam Bridge Nursery website at the link below

http://sambridge.com/career-opportunities/

 

Long Ridge Camp

Nature Camp Counselor

478 Erskine Road

Stamford,CT


 

Bulls Head Animal Hospital

28 Long Ridge Rd

Stamford, CT 06905

http://www.mybhph.com/

203-324-5711


Entrepreneurship

 

  • Small Animal Breeding

  • Cichlid Breeding

  • Dog Walking

  • Dog Training

  • Chicken Care

  • Bee Hives

  • Landscape and Garden Care


 

Foundational

 

Reserved 9th and 10th Grade Students Only

  • Photography

  • Home Garden

  • Applesauce Sales

  • Career Shadowing


Research/ Experimentation

  • Taste comparison of apple sauce recipes

  • Comparative analysis of dog behavior

  • Spherification of liquids

  • Hydroponic Growing vs. other types of growing

  • Research and Development of Food Products

  • How to preserve fresh cut fruits