Teachers Day Out highlights the range of careers available in the primary sectors and how science, technology and business can relate to teaching in the classroom.
The Teachers Day Out experience inspired Kaikoura High School maths and chemistry teacher Ezra Lamond, who hopes to include everyday primary industry practices in his teaching.
"One of the key things I'm interested in doing is getting the kids outside taking measurements, running through the processes themselves, so they can get a taste for what's actually done within the industry."
Peter Randrup and Bex De Prospo work for Anteater – a company which produces premium edible insects.
They talked to the Canterbury teachers about alternative protein food sources and insect farming as they munched on flash-fried locusts rolled in tofu flour and lime and coconut pannacotta with lemongrass ants.
"I think the whole point of us being here is just highlighting that there's more to primary production than red bands and stubbies and beef and lamb, so yeah, we're just an example of another option in agriculture," Peter says.
"I would like [the teachers] to walk away with the belief that there are loads of opportunities for their students in this industry," says NZ Young Farmers CEO Lynda Copperfield.