Teacher Earns AgScape AwardSeptember 13, 2017 8:47am
An Ontario farmer and high school teacher was presented with the 2017 AgScape Teacher Recognition Award Tuesday, in partnership with Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.
Nicole Swain is a science teacher at Brooklin High School in the Durham Region.
Swain was recognized for teaching students about the importance of agriculture. She teaches biology and environmental studies to Grades 9 to 12 students and is also a beef and cash crop farmer with her husband Scott.
Swain developed the Durham Farm Connections High School Program to lead high school students through interactive, science-based agricultural topics. She encourages other science teachers to teach about agricultural sciences, and co-manages the Agriculture Specialist High Skills Major program.