Investigating soil and water

Investigating soil and water

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Highbanks Metro Park, Highbanks Metro Park, Northern Shelter House

9466 Columbus Pike

Lewis Center, OH 43035

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Come learn about soil science and water quality at Highbanks Metro Park.

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Participants will explore how the ag industry is improving soil integrity and water quality. These lessons address Ohio science standards in 7th and 8th grade science, biology, and environmental science.

  • How do we connect our students to water and soil quality?
  • Why are clean water and healthy soil important to our future?
  • How can our students explore the importance of agricultural science as it relates to our ecosystems?
  • How is agriculture helping to create clean water around the state?
  • How will agricultural careers shape our students' future?

Network with industry and fellow educators, practice a variety of labs focused on water and soil science, and connect agriculture to your classroom. Here's the agenda:

  • Soil and sustainability: texture and structure, nutrient testing, lawn chemicals and edge of field impact; soil dilutions and microbes
  • Lunch: Industry experts discuss the importance of technology in agriculture as it relates to soil and water quality.
  • Water quality: chemical tests, biotic sampling, and quality conclusion

Each participant will receive a water quality kit, soil test kit, student kick seine net, and petri dishes worth $250.

For Ohio teachers only.

All expenses paid, including materials and food. CEU certificates provided (.7 CEUs/7 contact hours). Sponsored by Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Corn & Wheat.

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