Thursday, August 7, 2014

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

Individual - $360
Team of 3 or more people - $330 per perso

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?

With the help of Murray State University and DelCastle Technical High School, the Harnessing the Power of Agriculture with STEM pathway takes an issues-based approach to understanding the ways agriscience deepens student understanding of STEM content using relevant, real-world examples.

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.

Join us at the Next Steps Institute!

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