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Burning and learning: December Focus on energy and ethanol workshop

Dec 12, 2017
The power of corn was clearly demonstrated in Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World’s recent workshop on energy and ethanol. 33 teachers from around the state attended this event at Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield. The teachers, representing a variety of subject areas including chemistry, physics, biology, and environmental science, worked through several hands-on energy and ethanol labs. Led by FTW educators Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt, with assistance …

Alumni educators present water quality and corn fermentation activities

Nov 20, 2017
At Bowling Green State University’s Northwest Ohio STEM Symposium, Feed the World alumni educators shared their knowledge with other teachers. The first session on water quality, presented by Feed the World alumni educator Jeff Jostpille (Ft. Jennings High School) and Heather Bryan, had eleven participants who were very enthusiastic about the simulated stream. Bryan said, “They got interested in macroinvertebrate testing that they didn’t even remember to do the chemical …

Cleveland SCIENCE rocks!

Nov 13, 2017
Algae beads can reveal levels of CO2 to visually illustrate gas exchange. At the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers fall conference, Feed the World alumni educator and BioRad teacher fellow Jeremy Grove demonstrated this process. In a workshop sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat, Grove led participants through BioRad’s Algae Beads lab on Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration. This lab uses algae beads to measure rates of photosynthesis and cellular r…

Hear about the benefits of one-day Feed the World workshops!

Nov 9, 2017
Donna Parrish teaches science at Oberlin High School. She attended the two-day Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop last summer and came back for the one-day soil and water workshop this fall. Here’s what she had to say about her experiences: “I loved the idea that the fall workshop was really focused on one topic—well, two topics—Soil and water! I also knew the workshop would be super useful …

Making the most of fall weather!

Oct 19, 2017
Nineteen educators recently gathered at Highbanks Metro Park in Delaware for a unique one-day Feed the World workshop. Sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat, the event focused on water quality and soil and sustainability. This one-day workshop allowed all present to dig deep into the soil and water lessons, with each individual doing every part of the activities in a park shelter house near a fireplace. (Some would have preferred …

Developing a New Appreciation for Agriculture

Oct 10, 2017
Ty Higgins of Ohio Ag Net Podcast visited the Findlay Feed the World 2-day summer workshop. Hear his conversations with teachers about what they are learning and how it will be used in classrooms all over Ohio. Ohio Ag Net Podcast July 24, 2017 (Feed the World section starts about 37 minutes in.)

Outstanding in the field!

Oct 9, 2017
How can students learn about ag-related research and how to evaluate data? In that pursuit, 14 teachers gathered at the Ohio State University’s Western Agricultural Research Station to learn about the role of technology in agriculture. The “Experiencing tech in ag” workshop, sponsored by OSU and Education Projects, gave teachers 2 days of field experience. Dr. Alex Lindsey, the main presenter, said the main goal of the workshop was to help introd…

Feed the World summer workshops: teachers share their experiences

Aug 17, 2017
What are our summer workshops all about? What do teachers gain from attending? Hear for yourself from three teachers who came this summer!

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