STEM in Agriculture: September 22 and 23 - Georgetown University
Integrating STEM Learning in Communities September 22-23, 2014 Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cost: Individual - $360 Team of 3 or more people - $330 per person
Deepening STEM Learning through Agriculture
Understanding the connection between science and agriculture is critical today and will become more so as we look ahead to the challenges related to feeding 9 billion people in 2050.
Agriscience encompasses everything from animal nutrition, plant fertilization and spacing, pest management, and handling of food and fiber products between farms and the consumers. How do we translate this tangible application to the classroom?
Come engage in teaching and learning best practices that excite students and demonstrate the relevance of agriscience now and in the future. Problem-solving and inquiry-based activities provide a structure for learning and teaching content including: biofuels, crop management, biodiversity, conservation, nutrition, and genetics.