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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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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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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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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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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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SOY much fun down on the farm!

Oct 28, 2019
100 first graders from Reynoldsburg City Schools spent the day at Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory recently. While there, the students: made soy ink did a taste test comparing almond milk, soy milk , and cow milk made a cow …
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A visit from an agronomist

Oct 8, 2019
Kristyn Keriazes’ students at Global Impact STEM Academy welcomed Jonah Johnson to their middle school science class. As a kick off to a unit on “Why are Careers in Agriculture Important?”, Johnson came to talk about his career as an agronomist with Sun …