From the coast to the heartland

A high school science teacher from California joined the group for this year’s Ag Biotech Academy held at Clark State Community College in Springfield. Saray Felix will begin teaching engineering this fall in an urban school in downtown Los Angeles. One of the first to bring STEM to her school, she is interested in an environmental focus for her engineering class. She found the GrowNextGen website to be helpful in planning her class.

“I need to learn and to incorporate this in my classroom. Engineering is a broad topic, and this helps give me some focus,” said Felix. Because of her school’s inner-city location, the students don’t know about farming and food sources.

Felix was delighted to attend the Ag Biotech Academy workshop, which included industry speakers, field trips to a dairy production facility and a fish farm, a science equipment kit, and lesson and lab demonstrations. The workshop allows teachers to receive graduate credit from Ashland University.

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