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'Hydroponics in Classrooms: Inexpensive Projects and Curriculum for Indoor Gardening'

Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom has been working on developing a new resource called the Alaska Indoor Gardening Curriculum. The curriculum was developed with cross-curricular activities and lessons on plant biology and practical inexpensive systems. Many teachers throughout Alaska are using this resource to enhance their STEM learning, but any educator can use it anywhere. This past year teachers developed a modified inexpensive grow tower made with two- and five-gallon buckets and components that can be easily found and have made a video of how to put it together.

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Melissa Sikes
Email: mel.fswcd@gmail.com
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Biosketch: Melissa is the Natural Resource Education Specialist at the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District in Fairbanks Alaska, and has been there for 8 years. She works as the state coordinator for the Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom program. She provides teacher training workshops in Ag in the Classroom, Project WET, Project Learning Tree, Project Wild and other national education curricula programs. She oversees the natural resource based afterschool program. She is a governing board member of the Alaska Food Policy Council, is a part of the Interior Alaska Food Network, sits on the board for the Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association, and.is on the board of the Arctic Audubon Society. She went to Unity College in Maine and got her Bachelors of Science in Outdoor Recreation in 1990. She has worked as an environmental educator in AK, NY, CA, MT, CT, and even Alberta, Canada.
Organization/Affiliation: Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom