Stone Lab offers solar tech curriculum

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.)

Fantastic way to get your feet wet

The STEM-promoting, multi-university Ohio LSAMP Alliance is housed in Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Mazeika Sullivan’s STRIVE Lab is in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

How and why to grow a school garden

school garden

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.)