GrowNextGen teacher leader

Rachel Sanders

Science Instructor and FFA Advisor at Global Impact STEM Academy

What was your “aha” moment when you realized the value of using agriculture as a vehicle to teach science?

The “aha” moment for using agriculture as a vehicle to teach science was as unique as the program we are creating at Global Impact. I used bio-based products as the way to introduce my students to the agriculture industry. With the help of my female students, we turned bioproduct activities into “Women in Stem” nights; these serve as a recruiting tool and give us an avenue for introducing more females to careers in STEM.