Seed Survivor Mobile Returns to Reach Thousands of Students Across the U.S.

Seed Survivor Mobile Returns to Reach Thousands of Students Across the U.S.

SACRAMENTO, CA - A 32-foot mobile agriculture classroom known as the Seed Survivor Mobile is back on the roads, bringing a produce-centered field trip to the front door of schools around the nation.

The last time the Seed Survivor Mobile took on the U.S. was in 2011-2012, when the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) ensured that one trailer visited 84 schools and four community events, reaching more than 22,000 students.

Now, in partnership with Crop Production Services and Agrium, CFAITC is hosting two trucks and trailer units to push agriculture and produce knowledge in the school system for the next generation.

“We are excited to educate elementary-aged students about plants, what they need to grow, and how they contribute to a nutritious lifestyle,” Judy Culbertson, Executive Director of CFAITC, tells me. “This experience will help connect students to their food source and is as important as anything else they are learning in the classroom.”

According to CFAITC, this year’s Seed Survivor Mobile is on track to exceed those numbers, with the following itinerary slated for the tour:

  • Northern California schools: November 16, 2015 - January 15, 2016
  • Central California schools: January 18 - February 29, 2016 (registration opens Dec. 1)
  • Southern California schools: March 1 - 31, 2016 (registration opens Jan. 18)

With interactive learning experience tied into an ag-focused curriculum, this program targets students K-6 to encourage knowledge about the benefits of agriculture while teaching them more about where their food comes from. After learning more about the process, student are given a sunflower seed to plant on site before taking home to watch grow for themselves.

To register a school, go to