AFNR Pathway


What BHHS Students Have to Say...

Student Feedback:

“The value is in learning so much about things that you wouldn’t otherwise ever know. I’ve learned so much already, it’s about being mindful of how you consume, what the value of an animal is, and how we need them to survive.  I love this class so much - it’s my favorite class!”

-Emerald Perry (as a junior in AFNR 2018)

“It’s fun - it’s not like a normal science class where you’re sitting at a table. It’s real life stuff that’s hard but fun!”

-Darren Mack (as a junior in AFNR 2018)

 "I enjoy this class - it’s so hands on.  You learn how to take care of the animals and learn about what you eat, how it’s all processed, and the economics of it.  Kids at Bloomfield should definitely give this class a shot. You just have to be willing to understand that you’re going to learn how to work.”  

-Sebastian Franco (as a junior in AFNR 2018)


The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Pathway prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.

With classes located on site at Bowers School Farm and E.L. Johnson Nature Center, this pathway offers immersive, experiential learning opportunities. By partnering with post secondary and industry professionals, students will be ready to pursue the next steps of their professional development, and as a program completer to earn 6 free credits to Michigan State University.

AFNR students become motivated, global thinkers who understand what it means to be a conscious consumer and steward of the natural world.

Core Values:

  • Student Agency & Autonomy
  • Inquiry based, Authentic Learning Experiences
  • Cross Curricular Connections
  • Partnerships with relevant industry and universities
  • Student Centered and personalized
  • Professional skill development 
  • Service Learning and community engagement

Why Choose AFNR?

  • Gain effective leadership skills
  • Collaborate and learn alongside industry and university professionals
  • Engage in critical thinking, communication, and collaboration on a deeper level
  • Practice systems thinking and implement creative solutions to on site and real world problems
  • Improve relevant employability skills, gain critical references, and build a competitive resume
  • Develop community and serve surrounding communities
  • Encourage wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community
  • Develop interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction
  • Personalize your curriculum based around your career interests
  • Learn the global and technological importance of agriculture

Two Classes Per Semester:

Year One:

  • 1.0 Credit Science
    Science of Ag, Food, and Natural Resources

Year Two:

  • 2.0 Science Elective
  • Animal & Veterinary Science Internship
  • 0.5 ELA Credit 
  • Student Leadership/Global Studies

Course Name:

  • Science Professional Learning Pathways Science of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Course Number:

  • #25523