Over the years, students in classrooms have been introduced to the traditional types of farming in Australia but, as the years progress, it has been recognised that farming styles and the animals being bred on farms are becoming more diverse.
One such farming diversity is Alpacas. Alpaca farming is now an established primary industry and is an agricultural pursuit that is ideally suited to Australia’s fragile environment.
The Australian Alpaca Association Ltd. has designed a booklet to assist primary school educators in introducing ‘alpacas as a farming alternative’ into their classrooms. An informative DVD is also available to schools.
A visit by an alpaca owner to your school, so that your students can be introduced to this exciting industry, can be easily arranged.
Links to the booklet and other resources are available at left. To obtain a copy of the DVD advise the name of your school by email to the AAA Ltd. National Office.