Hey, educators: Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory at Lake Erie is offering a free STEM-related curriculum on solar technology. The program teaches about how solar energy works, its uses and benefits, and ties into the lab’s own solar installation on Gibraltar Island, some of which is shown here.
You can find out more about the curriculum, which is suited to students from elementary age to adult, in the latest on our CFAES Stories website. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant via Flickr.)
CFAES scientists led by ecological engineer Jay Martin recently teamed up with Columbus’s Indianola Informal K8 School to (1) study eco-friendly ways to manage stormwater runoff and (2) help connect students to science. Read the story.
CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum hosts the Whiz Bang Science Show, offering free fun for children and their families, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in Wooster. (Photo: Whiz Bang Science Show.)
Fifteen high school students received scholarships to attend Stone Lab, Ohio State’s water-science-focused island campus on Lake Erie, at Ohio’s May 13 State Science Day.
Susan Hogan of CFAES’s Ohio 4-H Youth Development program on the good we can grow in school gardens:
“Using the environment as a context for learning is an incredible tool. Gardening at school sites addresses many of the science academic content standards and also increases social and interpersonal skills. Sometimes, children who have learning difficulties or who are struggling do better when they’re learning outdoors.”
She’s organizing a May 13 conference called “Growing a School Garden 101.” Read the story. (Photo: USDA.)