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Those tiny organisms mean good water quality!

Oct 19, 2016
Mike Liston teaches in the Environmental Management program at Tolles Career and Technical Center. He recently took his environmental science students outside to check water quality in the creek on school property. The students did an initial check to practice collection and identification. “I find that if I get the students outside to do a practice run first, the students seem to get more out of the lab,” Liston noted. To d…

Lots of food for thought at ag camp

Oct 13, 2016
Elizabeth Roche is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Cuyahoga County at Ohio State University Extension. This summer she helped lead the Food for Thought Ag Camp in Cleveland, a collaboration between Agriculture and Natural Resources and 4-H. The camp was held at the Cuyahoga County Extension office on the east side of Cleveland, with field trips to Kinsman Farm and the City Club. 9 children in grades 6-8 attended, …

Instructional coach spreads urban ag learning from Feed the World workshop

Sep 15, 2016
Kathleen Hickson is an Instructional Coach for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). She works with teachers and staff to determine goals, locate and create curricular resources, provide professional development, and model instructional strategies. Hickson said, “Our goal is to help each student, pre-K through grade 8, to achieve academically at the highest possible level.” This summer, Hickson attended the Cleveland Feed the World workshop. “I enjoyed learning more about urban …

Yes, ANOTHER winner!

Aug 26, 2016
Danielle Penrod teaches at Waverly Junior High School, and she attended Feed the World in 2013. She said, “The workshop helped me learn how to teach sixth grade ohio soil science standards in a hands on way. I was able to jump in and teach my kids about soil after the workshop, and they were able to understand that the soil under their feet is more than just ‘dirt.’” Danielle …

Jennifer Foudray for the win!

Aug 26, 2016
Jennifer Foudray teaches science at Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield, Ohio. She attended a Feed the World workshop in 2014. She said the workshop was very helpful. “I was able to take content that was taught and apply it in my classroom. Water quality was the main focus.” Foudray is now the proud owner of a supply kit worth over $400. This equipment will allow her to more easily implement Feed …

FTW alumni Allyssa McMullen WINS!!

Aug 23, 2016
Allyssa McMullen teaches at River View High School. She attended the 2015 Feed the World workshop. McMullen said the workshop provided useful tools and ideas for her classroom. “I was able to teach about the ethanol process and the students developed research projects based on that information. We also did some great hands-on lessons including soil testing and water quality monitoring that helped connect the students to the environment and helped …

Feed the World alum Mary Ann Hopple

Aug 19, 2016
Mary Ann Hopple of Athens City Schools attended the Feed the World workshop in 2015. She recently won a teacher kit worth $400, full of supplies to do the FTW labs in her classroom. Hopple found the FTW workshop materials helpful. “I used the water and soil tests to help my students better understand ‘real world’ science applications. I also used cards, inspired by a sorting activity done at the workshop, to h…

Trimble students test samples to assess soil quality

Jul 27, 2016
Christine Snoddy teaches sixth grade science and social studies at Trimble Middle School in Athens County, Ohio. After attending a Feed the World workshop for teachers, she presented a unit about soil. Snoddy said her goal was to simply introduce the students to what soil is, what nutrients make it healthy for plants, and its importance. “I used a booklet about soil produced by Nutrients for Life, which I received at…

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