ERIC Number: EJ1074714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
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Reference Count: 8
Fish Farm Challenge Provides STEM Design Experiences for Youth
Horton , Robert L.; House, Patty L.
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4IAW6 Aug 2015
In 2014, Monsanto Corporation partnered with National 4-H Council to help inspire and develop professional skills among young agriculturalists. The Ohio State University created Fish Farm Challenge, which engaged more than 8,000 youth across eight states. Youth were taught about worldwide food insecurity and the importance of aquaculture. They were then asked to create a prototype of a fish food distribution system using standard materials within a small-group teamwork setting and guidance provided by trained teen leaders. Survey results indicate that one-third of the youth were more interested in science and agriculture after participating in the 90-minute activity.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Agricultural Education, Foods Instruction, Ichthyology, Teamwork, Participant Satisfaction, Agribusiness, Agricultural Engineering, Sustainable Development, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Extension Education
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