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Agriculture Notes features information and links to urban
agriculture and community gardening projects around the world.
Gardens presents monthy features of urban community gardens
Rodale Institute works with people worldwide to achieve
a regenerative food system that renews environmental and human
- Generations United provides
a forum for those working with children, youth, and the elderly
to explore areas of common ground while celebrating the richness
of each generation.
Career Information lists websites and other resources for
students interested in science careers. The list has been compiled
by Pat Viele at Cornell University.
Living Science provides information on careers in food,
agriculture, and natural resources.
- ActionBioscience.org is
an education resource of the American Institute of Biological
Sciences that is promoting literacy in the biosciences by featuring
articles and class lessons in the areas of biodiversity, environment,
genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers, and bioscience
education. (Spanish translations of select articles are also
Science Inquiry Partnerships is a program in which graduate
students work with secondary teachers to enhance inquiry learning
and update science and engineering content taught in rural
and urban schools.
Inquiry is a website and curriculum series developed at
Cornell University to help students conduct environmental science
research and participate in communities of fellow student scientists.
- The National Science
Foundation The National Science Foundation is an independent
Federal agency that supports fundamental research and education
across all fields of science and engineering. NSF's Web site
will show you the cutting edge of science and engineering research.
Value of a Garden is a lesson posted at ActionBioscience.org
that engages students in critical thinking about the value
of botanical, community, and other gardens in preserving biodiversity
and in contributing to sustainable communities.
in the Classroom is a program coordinated by the United
States Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to help students
gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the
economy and society.
the Food System is a guided experiential learning program
designed primarily for youth ages 12 to 18, and meant for anyone
who is curious about food, and how it gets from farm to table.
Food Project is an urban agriculture program for teens
in the Boston area. Based on their experiences they offer curriculum
books such as French Fries and the Food System on connecting
young people with agriculture.
- Kidsgardening.com is
a subsidiary of the National Gardening Association and offers
a range of information and curriculum materials for anyone involved
in youth gardening. The website is particularly suited for teachers
and those involved in school gardens.
- Kidsregen.org is
part of The Rodale Institute's Youth Educational Program. Its
goal is empowering children to make healthy choices for the environment,
and for themselves. Contains "Families" and "Educators" areas,
including news, lesson plans, and downloadable activities.
Growing Food gets kids growing food at school. By digging
into all aspects of food gardening, students learn directly
about edible plants.
4-H Council provides grants, establishes programs, designs
and publishes curriculum and reference materials, and creates
linkages fostering innovation and shared learning.