Danforth Plant Science Center Science Education Research and Outreach – Green Means Grow program:

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by Javia Gilliam
April 30, 2018
When:
February 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2020-02-18T17:00:00-06:00
2020-02-18T19:00:00-06:00
Where:
Venture Café Night: 39N
975 N Warson Rd
St. Louis, MO 63132
USA

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Science Education Research and Outreach- Green Means Grow: Design and Build Hydroponics Project is an Agtech design and build challenge for K-5th grade students. The project immerses students in the engineering design cycle to construct and test functional hydroponic gardens to grow fresh food. The overarching goal of the project is to increase understanding of students’ agency in the food –to-plate pipeline, particularly in food deserts. This project-based learning curriculum emphasizes real-life problem solving in plant biology, nutrition and crop agronomy. The project is partnering with local indoor fruit and vegetable producer and entrepreneur Tracy Minner proprietor of “The Root Awakening Farm” to engage students in innovation and food entrepreneurship. This program decreases barriers to accessing nutritious foods by creating student agency to produce their own food and take charge of the food production process.

 

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