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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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Outreach at PAST Foundation’s STEM of Spirits 2019

Nov 7, 2019
GrowNextGen was an Experience Partner for the PAST Foundation’s annual fundraiser, helping PAST to provide access to STEM Education and summer camp opportunities for 450+ Central Ohio kids in 2020! GNG outreach ambassadors shared several activities …
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Graham Local Schools Crowdstruction 2019

Nov 7, 2019
Election Day means schools are closed, but that gives the teachers a chance to do some fun learning! A staff in-service day provided district educators with a variety of opportunities. GrowNextGen lead educators Jane Hunt and Heather Bryan presented …
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Congratulations, National FFA Officer Kolesen McCoy!

Nov 6, 2019
Ohio student Kolesen McCoy was selected as a National FFA Officer at the recent national convention and will serve as National FFA’s President. McCoy had served last year as State FFA President. He participated in a competitive process to represent F …
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ChickQuest: identifying day-old chicks

Nov 1, 2019
After attending a ChickQuest workshop, participants are ready to hatch eggs in their classrooms. What an exciting event! To help identify the cute chicks, here is an identification guide .
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Fish feeding engineering fun

Oct 31, 2019
Students in the PAST Foundation’s Innovators Club tackled an engineering problem: design a more efficient fish feeder! This activity is part of the 4-H Aquaculture Challenge . To improve the efficiency of hand feeding fish and to optimize 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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