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 at the conference. Pam Snyder shared the Breakout Box activity GMOs: What do you know? with about 50 participants. There is a lot of misinformation about what a GMO is and what foods are genetically modified. This unit works as a review or a compelling way to engage students in the topic of GMOs using a “breakout,” an innovative science teaching and entertainment platform.

Rachel Sanders and Jennifer Foudray shared about using science in unique situations. Participants in this session learned how to make soy ink and soy lip balm and how these activities can be used for outreach: in nursing homes, at state fairs or STEM nights, at birthday parties, and more. Sharing soybean science has never been so much fun!

Three lucky booth visitors won a $25 Amazon gift card:
Laura Grover, Pleasant Local Schools
Angela Jones, Gallatin County Schools
Charity Distel, Mason City Schools

Thanks, Ohio Soybean Council, for sponsoring GrowNextGen’s presence at the NSTA regional conference!