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'Rock Your Classroom with Plant Fun!'

Come cut, paste, dance and smash your way to plant literacy! Join us as we discover fun ways to integrate plants into all subject areas! From classification to songs, and puppets to flower anatomy, use a plant theme to teach anything! We keep it budget-friendly with low-cost and easily acquired materials like paper plates and 15-bean soup mix. Don't let 'green thumbs' have all of the fun, you need no background knowledge to rock plant science!

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Shelley Mitchell
Email: shelley.mitchell@okstate.edu
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Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Oklahoma
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Main Phone: 405-326-3359
Biosketch: Shelley Mitchell has nine years of experience teaching high school science, and 12 years of experience in Extension, specializing in youth horticulture. With degrees in Biology, Animal Science, Environmental Science, and Health, she shows how to integrate concepts into curricula using themes, primarily agriculture. A firm believer in active learning, Shelley's methods of teaching incorporate hands-on, experiential lessons to engage learners of all types. She specializes in finding fun activities with and about plants that demonstrate concepts in all core and elective subjects, can be implemented by people with little knowledge of plants, and can be done for little to no cost. She has presented at local, state, regional and national conferences, and is the recipient of the American Horticulture Society's Jane L. Taylor Award for inspiring future horticulturists through her efforts in youth gardening. Her hobbies include horseback riding, geocaching, and taking nature walks.
Organization/Affiliation: Oklahoma State University Dept of Horticulture