Summer Ag Institute: Exploring STEM Tools in Food & Farming
June 5 @ 8:30 am - June 12 @ 4:30 pm
How are the tools of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) used in agriculture? What career opportunities are available in this vital industry? What skills will your students need to learn to be successful in such careers? The institute will give teachers tools and background knowledge to broaden students’ understanding of agriculture. Via farm and agribusiness tours, expert speakers, and ag literacy resource exploration, participants will discover and develop ways to connect food, farming, and STEM.
Teachers can earn 45 professional development hours (PDCs) or 3 hours of graduate credit while exploring ways to tie local agriculture to the curriculum.
Class meeting dates will be:
June 5,6,7, 10,11, and 12 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Complete and submit the form below to register. The registration fee for all participants is $100. Those seeking graduate credit will also need to register and pay $100 per credit hour through University of St. Francis (course number REAL 695Z3).
The 2019 Summer Ag Institute is sponsored by DeKalb County Farm Bureau, the DeKalb Regional Office of Education, and Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom.