Janet Mulder teaches 9-10th grade physical science & biology at Bexley High School. She attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop for the first time this summer and shares about her experience:
I was really happy I was able to be a part of the Feed the World workshop! It was a great two days, and I am excited to implement some of the labs in my classroom.
The workshop was great; I really like how there were lab activities for all different levels, middle school through AP. It was nice to have teachers who’ve participated in previous workshops and have had experience doing the labs in their classes. I wish we had a little more time to go through and discuss spend on some of the labs, but I understand the time constraints due to all the great things that were packed into the two days.
The industry dinner was very informative and a great way to facilitate conversation. The discussions with farmers and other agriculture people helped clear up misconceptions around farming, GMOs, and nutrient pollution.
The POET tour was fantastic as well. I have toured a coal power plant with our APES classes, and it reminded me a little of that, at least in regards to the factory part. It was very helpful and informative to see the process in action.
All in all it was a wonderful workshop, and I will definitely look into attending more workshops in the future! Thank you for this great opportunity!