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'Let's Raise a Barn!'

In this workshop, we will show attendees how to take a project-based activity (STEM) that is agriculturally-centered and incorporate it into the science and writing curriculum. For example, attendees will be given materials to build a model barn for maximum hay storage. Participants would then learn how students can use a science notebook to explain what they did and their thought process for the project. Participants will also learn how to extend this project to a more rigorous level with student inquiry--based exercises using agriculture topics.

Workshop Session (all workshops will be 60 minutes)
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Trishalana Shanks
Email: tshanks@mariesr2.org
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Missouri
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Main Phone: (573)578-0948
Biosketch: I have been in education for over 15 years with experience in second, third, fifth, and the sixth grades. Having been raised on a cattle farm in Mid-Missouri, agriculture is a passion of mine. This passion continues as my husband and I raise cattle, sheep, and goats on our family farm. I take this passion into my classroom by incorporating agriculture literacy into my curriculum.
Organization/Affiliation: Maries County R2 Schools
Jennifer Bacon
Email: jbacon@mariesr2.org
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 2
Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Missouri
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Main Phone: (573)690-8748
Biosketch: Jennifer Bacon has been a teacher for more than 20 years. A large part of that time she spent as an Agriculture Education Instructor so agriculture literacy is very important to her. She was raised on a small commercial cattle farm, and continues her passion for agriculture through showing horses and sharing the importance of agriculture with others.
Organization/Affiliation: Maries County R2 Schools