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NAAE Convention
November 18-22, 2014
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN

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National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Program

DuPont Agriscience Institute
National Pre-Service Agriscience Teacher Program
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National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy

June 15-20 or July 13-18, 2014

The National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) has over 10 years of successfully cultivating agriscience and inquiry-based learning in agricultural education. The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problems solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.

Each year, DuPont sponsors two National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academies, inviting 50 specially selected teachers from across the country to attend a week-long training at the DuPont Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Maryland. This professional development is a true merger of education, science, teachers, students, and agriculture. Teachers leave with new insights and a sharper focus on student success.

Goals for the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy include:

  • Provide teachers with educational resources and inquiry-based teaching skills to implement science-based activities in the classroom for environmental science, food science, sustainability and ag biological sciences.
  • Share lesson plans, laboratory exercises and teaching strategies in order to improve the resources available to teaching agriscience.
  • Train and influence the next generation and future employees who will advance agricultural sciences to the next level.

Following their training, the Academy's participants, National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors, facilitate workshops at the DuPont Agriscience Institute at the National FFA Convention and NAAE Convention, helping other agriscience teachers learn how to teach more effectively. Ambassadors also conduct workshops at their local, state, and regional conferences.

Over 200 teachers from 49 states have been a part of the Academy since its inception in 2003. Click on your state to find ambassadors.

Wyoming West Virginia Wisconsin Washington Virginia Utah Texas Tennessee South Dakota South Carolina Rhode Island Puerto Rico Pennsylvania Oregon Oklahoma Ohio New York Nevada New Mexico New Jersey Nebraska North Dakota North Carolina Montana Missouri Mississippi Minnesota Michigan Maine Maryland Massachusetts Louisiana Kentucky Kansas Indiana Illinois Idaho Iowa Hawaii Georgia Florida Delaware Connecticut Colorado California Arizona Arkansas Alabama


Application submissions for the 2014 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy are CLOSED. If you have questions about NATAA, contact Alissa Smith at 1-800-509-0204 or

If you are a preservice teacher in an undergraduate agricultural education program and would like to be a part of the National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program, click here for details.

DuPont, a 210-year-old science company, puts science to work as a proud sponsor of the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA), a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

DuPont partners with LAB-AIDS Inc. for curriculum, materials and training support.

Are you a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador? Check out opportunities just for you!

Would you like to provide inquiry-based workshops at your next state or regional conference? Contact Alissa Smith or (800) 509-0204.




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