Nothing goes better with fresh veggies than a side of ranch and learning! The SIUE Stem Center teamed up with the Beet Box from Goshen Market Foundation to distribute STEM kits full of activities to help students explore the relationship among soil, food, and health and to explore citizen science.
The STEM kits are provided by the Environmental Health Investigators project, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from its Science Education Partnerships Award (SEPA) and Y-CITYSCI, funded by the National Science Foundation.
“We are grateful to the Goshen Market Foundation for helping us bring STEM education to Madison County families,” said Sharon Locke, PhD, STEM Center director. “The Beet Box is an incredible resource in the region, and we hope this partnership will increase the public’s awareness of both organizations. By working together, we are expanding opportunities for youth to be empowered to contribute to positive change.”
More information about this partnership and program are detailed in SIUE’s recent press release.
Photo: SIUE STEM Center Graduate Research Assistant Christine Favilla hands an educational kit to 12-year-old Kelise Garrett outside the Beet Box.