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Water Quality and Human Impacts

Why is water quality important? How is water quality measured? The US EPA has set water quality standards in accordance with the Clean Water Act: Water quality standards are important because they help to protect and restore the quality of the Nation's surface…

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New e-learning course: Water Quality

Farmers are working hard to protect water quality through nutrient management techniques, nutrient stewardship, and cover crops and wind breaks. The 4R’s plan includes the right source at the right rate… continue reading →

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Come see us at SECO!

The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) will hold the Ohio Science Institute on Jan 25 and 26 in Columbus. Look at these engaging active-learning sessions presented by GrowNextGen teacher leaders… continue reading →

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AFNR Natural Resources

How do we impact natural resources by our activities? This unit helps meet some of the AFNR curriculum standards for natural resources. Students will learn how to test texture and other physical characteristics of soil, conduct water quality tests, engineer…

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Solving water quality problems

Too much phosphorus in water can harm plant and aquatic animal life or cause phytoplankton ‘blooms’. The higher levels of phosphorus are usually caused by sewage, industrial, and agricultural run-off.… continue reading →

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Managing Nutrient Needs in Agriculture

Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields? In this threaded PBL*, (an effort to integrate agricultural understandings into the normal sequence of an Environmental Science classroom) students will conduct several “close reads” (reading for unde…

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Where Does Our Food Come From Anyway?

How do growers’ decisions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems? Understand and appreciate food producers through this case study and determine what decisions must be made on a yearly, monthly or daily basis to maintain an environmental system that will continue to…

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Here Fishy Fishy

How does soymeal feed compare to fishmeal feed when raising Tilapia in an aquaculture system? Take on multiple roles within an aquaculture farm including set-up and maintenance of tanks, test water quality, investigate possible feed sources and monitor fish health and growth.

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