FREDERICTON, January 17th, 2022- The Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick (AANB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlotte Flores as its new Agriculture in the Classroom Manager, effective January 4th, 2022.
“Charlotte only started a few weeks ago with the AANB and is already hard at work and will be meeting with the representatives of the National Ag in the Classroom Canada representatives this week. With her extensive background in agriculture education, she is a natural fit as Manager of the New Brunswick’s Agriculture in the Classroom program. We are very fortunate to have Charlotte join our team and together, we will work towards agricultural awareness to enrich today’s New Brunswick classrooms,” says Anna Belliveau, CEO of the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick.
Charlotte obtained her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts in Education at the University of Connecticut, USA. After being a teacher for several years, and a couple of international moves, she settled back to her home province of New Brunswick.
During the last five and a half years, she has been working in Environmental Education as the Executive Director of Falls Brook Centre, and as the chairperson of the New Brunswick Environmental Network.
Charlotte has worked in classrooms across the province building curriculum-linked lessons, along with STEM centered labs and activities. She developed and taught community projects such as turning plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats for the homeless, as well as partnering with Ducks Unlimited leading grade 4 field trips at the Muddy Boots wetland in Florenceville, NB. She has also been a lead trainer with Great Minds Think Outside, a collaborative through the New Brunswick Environmental Network focused on bringing teachers outside to meet their curriculum goals.
Running an Agriculture program in New Brunswick schools that taught soils, pollinators, and included healthy snacks, she is excited to be a part of the larger community of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada. She’s also looking forward to collaborating with those within the province and across the country to support agriculture in New Brunswick.
“I am passionate about lifelong learning and sharing that with students. There will be 10 billion people on our planet in 30 years. Having the skills to grow food will be essential for the health and happiness of Canadians.” says Charlotte Flores, newly appointed Agriculture in the Classroom Manager for the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick.
Funding for the Agriculture in the Classroom program is provided by the federal and provincial governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (administered by the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries), and by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
The Agricultural Alliance is New Brunswick’s largest general farm organization, promoting the social and economic interests of all NB farmers.
Anna Belliveau, AANB CEO