US Department of Agriculture

From fostering continued economic growth to adapting to the effects of climate change and addressing food security, the United States can continue to be a leader in global agriculture. Each day, the work of USDA scientists and researchers touches the lives of all Americans - from the farm field to the kitchen table and from the air we breathe to the energy that powers our country. The challenges facing agriculture, natural resources, and conservation are immense and can be addressed through robust research enterprise and educational programs. USDA intramural and extramural science helps to protect, secure, and improve our food, agricultural and natural resources systems. USDA provides students, parents, and teachers with youth-geared information and resources related to agriculture. Find educator's guides and more on the For Kids page. Call the headquarters for information on field trips. People's Gardens, which began at the USDA headquarters have expanded to all 50 states, three U.S. territories and eight foreign countries. The gardens have three components: they benefit the community, they are collaborative, and they incorporate sustainable practices. They are located at faith-based centers, on federal leased or owned property, at schools and other places within the community. Search the People's Gardens interactive map to find out where the gardens are located.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250. Tel: 202-720-2791. Website: www.usda.gov. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Health & Safety.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science.