Educators and volunteers interested in teaching with a Soybean Science Kit are welcome to attend a free training this February in Wisconsin Rapids.
Wisconsin's Ag in the Classroom program and the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Program will host Fred Henderson, an education consultant who developed the Soybean Science Kit at training sessions at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids on Friday, Feb. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Space is limited to 24 people per session. Lunch will be provided, and thanks to a sponsorship from the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Program, registration is free. Registrations are due by Feb. 1. Download a registration form at www.wisagclassroom.org or contact Darlene Arneson at [email protected] or 608.828.5719. A map and other details will be sent to registered participants.
This hands-on training workshop will enable teachers, Ag in the Classroom volunteers, 4-H agents, club leaders and others to become more familiar with the learning opportunities that the Soybean Science Kit offers. There are 74 sponsored kits in Wisconsin available for teachers, Extension agents, volunteers and home school parents to use in educating youths about science and agriculture. Learn more about the kits at www.soybeansciencekit.com.
Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program provides teachers and K-12 students with an understanding of how their food is produced. The program seeks to work within existing curricula to provide basic information on our nation's largest industry: Agriculture. Wisconsin's Ag in the Classroom program is carried out by a network of local educators, volunteers and representatives from agricultural organizations and businesses. The goal of the program is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.Source: Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation