As the global population continues to increase, farmers will need to utilize innovative technologies to produce more food with fewer resources. This session introduces lessons and resources featured in the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix that have been developed to engage elementary students in an exploration of precision agriculture technologies—self-driving tractors, precision farming drones, farm robotics, lasers, and sensors. Attendees will participate in hands-on STEM experiences with GPS, drones, and robots.|
Workshop Session (all workshops will be 60 minutes)
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|Biosketch:||Lynn Wallin is an Education Specialist for the National Center for Agricultural Literacy (NCAL) at Utah State University. Prior to her work with NCAL, Lynn was an Education Specialist for Utah Agriculture in the Classroom and taught grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Utah and Arizona. Lynn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and a Master of Education degree from Utah State University.|
|Organization/Affiliation:||National Center for Agricultural Literacy|