Biotechnology, DNA & Genetics: Bringing Science to Life

Biotechnology, DNA & Genetics are a big part of agriculture…and our everyday lives!

DNA Ag in a Bag

McLean County (IL) teachers can request activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Ag-tivities

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Winter & Holiday Lessons

The weather outside may be frightful, but these ideas for your classroom are delightful!

McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Ag-tivities

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Virtual Field Trip to Helmig’s Tree Farm

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Thanksgiving – A Cornucopia of Ideas!

Gobble up these lesson ideas for your classroom from turkey to cranberries and more!

McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and Thanksgiving activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

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USDA Future Scientists Presentation

 

From 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Children’s Discovery Museum will host a
free after-school program at the Normal Theater featuring Dr. Craig Wilson, the Director of the USDA Future Scientists Program. This interactive presentation about the exciting world of science and agriculture is sure to inspire students to want to learn more about how science and agriculture intersect in amazing ways every day. The presentation is free to attend, but reservations are required.

 

To sign up, visit this link: https://72435.blackbaudhosting.com/72435/Dr-Craig-Wilson

Dr. Craig Wilson is a researcher at Texas A&M University in the Center for Mathematics and Science Education. In this role, he directs the USDA Future Scientists Program. A favorite presenter at conferences across the country, Dr. Wilson focuses on hands-on and inquiry-based science teaching that links teachers with agriculture. The USDA Future Scientists Program operates in 40 states, Puerto Rico and the country of Panama. Central Illinois is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world, which makes this a perfect location for students to discover a newfound appreciation for the agriculture all around them with this fun-filled science presentation.

Dr. Wilson’s presentation at the Normal Theater is made possible by a collaboration among the Children’s Discovery Museum, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom and the McLean, Livingston and DeWitt County Farm Bureaus along with their Agriculture in the Classroom programs.

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