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What’s in your engine?

Nov 21, 2019
Energy makes things go, and Bill Hershberger’s students at Miami Valley Career Technology Center learned about renewable energy in the form of biodiesel. Hershberger attended the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop and took …
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Friendly faces at NSTA 2019, Cincinnati!

Nov 20, 2019
It was a great experience to be at NSTA Cincinnati! We talked to over 300 people at our booth, sharing with them about all of GrowNextGen’s helpful resources to support classroom teachers. GrowNextGen teacher leaders presented two workshop sessions …
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Harnessing the wind in Canton, Ohio

Nov 20, 2019
Engineering is a critical part of agriculture. Vanessa Board’s 8th grade engineering students from the STEAMM Academy @ Hartford, part of the Canton City School District, saw how this affects our world. As part of a study on energy in the …
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Water quality, a statewide issue

Nov 20, 2019
Cameron Spencer’s 7th grade science class at West Liberty Salem Middle School completed water quality tests as part of their Water, Air & Space unit. The class discussed the concepts of non-point source pollution, water quality issues, and basic f …
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It’s a food science fiesta!

Nov 19, 2019
Did you know that the food production sector in Ohio employs nearly 70,000 people and includes some of the biggest food producers in the nation? Our summer workshop, Experiencing food science: field to package , sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council …
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Learning about biotech careers

Nov 11, 2019
Are your students aware of the many biotech careers associated with agriculture? The GrowNextGen website has a great resource collection for Biotechnology . Kelly Blanchard teaches at Little Miami High School in Morrow, OH. She used the …

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ChickQuest workshop Dec. 13, 2019

December 13, 2019
Wellington Reservation at Lorain County Metroparks (Wellington, OH)

ChickQuest, a Classroom Journey Through the Life Cycle of Chickens, is a 4-H School Enrichment Program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering, and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. The Ohio Soybean Council, Meyer Hatchery, and OSU Extension want to provide this curriculum for 185 elementary teachers in Ohio during the 2019-2020 school year. Each teacher will receive:

Teacher Guide
Science log books—one per student in your classroom
incubator
fertilized egg coupon
kit that includes experiment supplies
one day of professional development training for the teacher

Teachers receive .7 CEUs for attending this workshop.
"Your program is one of the the best teacher programs I’ve been involved in. Your enthusiasm was contagious. I feel ready to help my students better understand life cycles of living things. We have already ordered our eggs." From a teacher, Bexley City Schools.
"I want to pass on a compliment regarding the recent "ChickQuest" workshop! Three teachers from my school attended the workshop. They came back fired up about the information! They have been raving about the quality of the inservice, the speakers, the materials, etc. They have hatched chicks and ducks in the past but they have a renewed sense of energy now. In short they loved it and can't wait to come back. It is not always the case that we find quality information, workshops, inservices for teachers." From a Principal, Cincinnati Schools
"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the workshop yesterday. It was very well run, organized, and meaningful. The curriculum materials are very well done – a teacher’s dream. I can’t thank you enough for helping me bring this experience to my students." From a teacher, Gahanna-Jefferson Schools
NOTE: Some schools seem to be blocking the registration process. If you have trouble, please try to register from home or contact Heather Bryan.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the threat of Avian Flu, chick incubation in public schools has the potential to be banned at any time. Register now!

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