A Sustainable Journey to 2050 a 3-D InterAgtion
National Agriculture in the Classroom National Center for Agricultural Literacy

This web seminar took place on October 26, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Debra Spielmaker, professor at Utah State University, Lindsey Verhaeghe, Agvocate and sponsor of youth educational programs, and Andrea Gardner, Education Specialist with the National Center for Agricultural Literacy at Utah State University. The teacher panel was composed of award-winning teachers Stephanie Enaire and Morgan Kerr.

Program Abstract

Who will be responsible for managing the resources to sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050? This InterAgtion contextualized science and engineering practices, cross cutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas of science, within the topic of sustainable agriculture for a growing population. Teachers and InterAgtion Specialists shared classroom-ready resources (including an online game) and their experiences addressing natural resources, societal needs, economics, and environmental quality.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "The information offered in the web seminar was very relevant to me. I look forward to applying the new resources to my classroom."
  • "I was inspired by the Ag teachers. I enjoyed seeing the feedback from the kids who used this program. I thought this was well done and the presenters were knowledgeable. I learned about the agriculture website which has seemingly fantastic resources that I can use in all of the classes I teacher – biology, earth & space science, and environmental science."
  • "The game is going to be a great tool for my classroom. It will allow my students to be engaged in learning and also give them an opportunity to understand the amount of work that goes into agriculture and how sustainability is important for our future."
  • "I loved using Journey 2050 in my classroom and hope others were inspired tonight to try it as well."
  • "I love the information provided as a way to create a driving question and engage students in our heredity and adaptation unit (we use plants for this)."
  • "Amazing speakers and great resources for teachers."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

National Agriculture in the Classroom National Center for Agricultural Literacy
Underwritten by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and the National Center for Agricultural Literacy